World Handball Coaches 2014
In the middle: Thorir Hergeirsson and Ljubomir Vranjes.
In the halftime break in the eight final between Spain and France, the IHF nominated the 2014 World Handball Coaches.
The honour went to Islandic Thorir Hergeirsson, head coach of the Norwegian women's national team, and Swedish Ljubomir Vranjes, head coach of the men's Bundesliga team of Flenburg-Handewitt.
Thorir Hergeirsson has been working with Norway's handball women since 2001 and took over from head coach Marit Breivik in 2009. Since 2009 he won several medals with Norway, both Olympic gold in London 2012, World Championship bronze in 2009 and gold in 2011 as well as two European gold medals in 2010 and 2014 and silver in 2012.
Ljubomir Vranjes is a former national team player for Sweden where he played 164 matches and scored 451 goals. He also won three European and one World Championship title with Sweden. The last five years, since november 2010, he has been the head coach of Flensburg-Handewitt, and the team has finished in top 3 in the Bunmdesliga the last three seasons. Furthermore they won the Champions League last year, in 2014.
Congratulation to both top handball coaches!