New York City Wins Gold Medal in the Olympic Sport of Team Handball

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On May 20, 2012 the New York City Team Handball Club won Gold Medal at the 2012 US National Championship in Minneapolis. In the finals they beat Los Angeles Team Handball Club 25:20.

New York City Team Handball Club - 2012 USA National Champions

New York City Team Handball Club - 2012 USA National Champions

"We are proud to be a part of a group that calls themselves USA champions, and even prouder to represent New York City and give our city a Gold medal in an Olympic sport", said Shkumbin Mustafa, president of New York CIty THC.

For "Gotham Boys" this is the fourth gold medal in five years, and another season where they dominated and outclassed their opponents. Players from twelve different countries represented NYC Team Handball Club in this years Nationals.

Eight premier teams from around the country competed in the Elite division. New York City THC came on top after winning all of it's 5 games.

"Keeping the Championship trophy in New York City in the Olympic sport of team handball makes us feel important. We are proud to be a part of a group that calls themselves USA champions, and even prouder to represent New York City and give our city a Gold medal in an Olympic sport", said Shkumbin Mustafa, president of New York CIty THC.

USATH (http://www.usateamhandball.org), the National Governing Body of the Olympic sport in USA in cooperation with the LOC Minnesota THC (http://mnteamhandball.blogspot.com/) organized a fantastic event, and brought together hundreds of athletes and thousands of people together at the University of Minneapolis.

Sayed Shalaby (EGYPT) was the top goalscorer, and MVP of the US Nationals, Ivan Ignjatovic (USA) was the Most Valuable Goalkeeper and the New York City Team Handball Club closed out the tournament by beating Los Angeles Team Handball Club for the second time in the tournament, and win the fourth gold medal in last five years.

"It's by far one of the greatest moments of the year, and I am very happy to win another gold medal with NYC Team Handball Club. This team is like a family, and we love to win", said Ivan Ignjatovic, from NYCTH who will help USA to qualify for the 2013 World Championships at this June's Pan American Championship tournament in Argentina.

Handball, or Team Handball as it is known in North America, is simply one of the fastest most technical team sports in the world. With high powered, dynamic, fast-paced end-to-end action, handball is truly an exciting sport to play and watch.

Team Handball is a Summer Olympic sport played on a 20m x 40m court with goals at each end. The ball is passed between team mates at high speeds and attacking players use fast counter attacks and clever moves to overcome the defense and create opportunities to score.

The final confrontation between shooter and goal keeper adds to the dramatic outcome of the attack. Handball is reputed as being the fastest sport. There is a great deal of physical contact and end-to-end action involving high jumps, powerful throws and spectacular agility.

About New York City Team Handball Club
New York City Team Handball Club is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. It's mission is to promote, teach, organize, and introduce the Olympic sport of team handball to all people and to develop their character through team handball, emphasizing the ideals of fair play, cooperation, responsibility and respect.

About USATH
USATH is the national governing body of team handball in the United States.

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