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Icelandic handballer scored most goals at tournament

Gudjón Valur Sigurdsson, who played for Iceland in the Handball World Championship in Germany, which ended on Sunday, scored more goals than any other player at the tournament, 66 in total.

Morgunbladid reports that by winning the title of the Goal King of the Handball Championship, Sigurdsson changed the course of handball history. The title has historically been awarded to center shooters, but Sigurdsson shoots from the corner.

This fact could indicate that the general way handball is played has changed. As a corner shooter, Sigurdsson has to be quick, and he scored many of his goals by sprinting across the empty field after his team mates had snatched the ball from their opponents while they were attacking and Iceland defending.

According to Fréttabladid, Sigurdsson only got 15 seconds of rest during Iceland’s last six games in the Handball Championship. He is the first Icelander ever to win the title of Goal King.

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