Memorable moments at Japan 2019

Memorable moments at Japan 2019 Chris O’Reilly caught up with a variety of media professionals on the final day of the Women’s World Championship 2019, speaking to them about their most memorable moments of an unforgettable few weeks in Kumamoto. Han Kock (Dutch journalist for NOS) “The last minute of the final. Because it was an example of how the whole tournament was – a mess. The whole tourname… »

Player Ratings – Netherlands vs Spain

Player Ratings – Netherlands vs Spain By Chris O’Reilly The Netherlands made history on Sunday night in Kumamoto, winning their very first World Championship after 60 minutes full of nerves, drama and… »

Abbingh: “Don’t think right now”

VIDEO: The Netherlands are world champions for the first time after a 30:29 victory over Spain. Captain Danick Snelder and top scorer Lois Abbingh spoke to Chris O’Reilly about what went through their… »

Russia regroup best to claim bronze at Japan 2019

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH – Russia 33:28 Norway Chris O’Reilly Russia claimed their first medal at a World Championship in 10 years, comfortably beating Norway in the opening act on the final day of action in Kumamoto. With just one defeat in 10 matches, bronze is not the colour Russia were out here to claim, but the delight displayed at the final buzzer suggests they will rest easier now. Before the mat… »

Sen: “We believed in our team”

VIDEO: Russia’s Anna Sen spoke to Chris O’Reilly shortly after winning the bronze medal at Japan 2019. The experienced left back reflected on how they dealt with Friday’s painful defeat, how pleased s… »

Who will make the difference and history in Kumamoto?

Head-to-head – Netherlands vs Spain Chris O’Reilly sat down with Nagore Odriozola and Laura Agena, creators of Spanish women’s handball website Playmaker, on the eve of the World Championship final be… »

Spain stun the world to reach maiden final

SEMI-FINAL – Spain 28:22 Norway By Chris O’Reilly One surprise result not enough for you? Here’s an even bigger one. Spain brought a halt to Norway’s rise in form, exposed their weaknesses and played out of their skins to reach their very first Women’s World Championship final and they made it look easy in the end, claiming a 28:22 win at a canter. Before the match Spain had already exceeded expec… »

Pena: “We cannot fuck this match”

VIDEO: Mireya Gonzalez and Nerea Pena react to making history as they have brought Spain to their first Women’s World Championship final. The back-court pair tell Chris O’Reilly about their thoughts a… »

Netherlands hold their nerve to dump favourites out

SEMI-FINAL – Netherlands 33:32 Russia By Chris O’Reilly On a semi-final day where few expected anything but sound victories for Russia and Norway, we’ve been handed a surprise of the highest order as… »

Joyous Polman and Bont react to semi-final triumph

VIDEO: Dutch duo Estavana Polman and Debbie Bont spoke to Chris O’Reilly shortly after shocking tournament favourites Russia in a thrilling semi-final at Japan 2019. They spoke about the final minute of the 33:32 win, their rollercoaster ride over the past two weeks and the incredible spirit this Netherlands team possess.