Sometimes dreams can come true. On the 12 of August 2012 in London fifteen men’s biggest dreams came true. They are all part of an Olympic Gold medalist team. The France Handball team. They were victorious over Sweden in the finals of the 2012 Olympic Handball game.
The news reporting on the French handball team
The French men’s handball team was truly ecstatic over their first time ever Gold medal in the 2012 Olympics in London. They fight hard throughout the whole game until the end. With the all the French supporters who were shouting “Allez Les Bleus.” The whole team agrees that it is because of all the people who was supporting them, that they’ve won the Gold. They couldn’t do it without them.
The French won, even if they were not the favorite team there. There were some critics that said there were players that were too old to play for the team. And despite that, they have shown the world that they are the best team there is in handball.
Watch the highlights of that game: Sweden vs France London 2012 Olympics
The full roster of France
The full roster of France that played that day with their date of birth, with the head coach were:
Head coach: Claude Onesta
2. Jerome Fernandez 7 March 1977 (35 years)
3. Didier Dinart 18 January 1977 (35 years)
4. Xavier Barachet 19 November 1988 (23 years)
5. Guillaume Gille 12 July 1976 (36 years)
6. Bertrand Gille 24 March 1978 (34 years)
8. Daniel Narcisse 16 December 1978 (34 years)
9. Guillaume Joli 27 March 1985 (27 years)
11. Samuel Hanrubia 5 July 1986 (26 years)
12. Daouda Karabatic 11 December 1975 (36 year)
13. Nikola Karabatic 11 April 1984 (28 years)
16. Thierry Omeyer 2 November 1976 (35 years)
18. William Accambray 8 April 1988 (24 years)
19. Luc Abalo 6 September 1984 (27 years)
20. Cedric Sorhaindo 7 June 1984 (28 years)
21. Michael Guigou 28 January 1982 (30 years)
Tournament results for France
The French handball team did very well in the last three rounds. They have won Spain, Croatia and Sweden. Here are the results for France;
- The quarter finals, France 23 – Spain 22
- The semi-finals, France 25 – Croatia 22
- The finals, France22 – Sweden 21
This was a day every French man that was in London for the Olympic games, and the rest of French that were at home not forget so easily. The French men’s team made history that day. They had worked hard and was determined to show that they are the best handball team in the World. And they were right. They have the Gold medals to show for it.