Valur Icelandic Champion in Handball for 14th Time Skip to content

Valur Icelandic Champion in Handball for 14th Time

valur-logoReykjavík club Valur became the Icelandic Champion in women’s handball for the second year in a row and the 14th time in total on Wednesday. Valur beat Fram, another Reykjavík club, in its home arena with a thrilling penalty throw knockout.

The winning goal was scored by Hrafnhildur Skúladóttir, Morgunbladid reports.

The game time had to be extended two times before it became clear that the score had to be settled with penalty throws—this is the first time the Icelandic championship has concluded this way.

Valur was ecstatic with joy after the game was finally over—they ended up winning the duel against Fram 3-0.

In other sport news, KA from Akureyri became a dual champion in men’s volleyball after beating HK from Kópavogur in their second final in HK’s home court on Wednesday night.

KA won the deciding set 31-29 and now boasts the Icelandic Championship title in addition to winning the Iceland Cup.

Further from home, the Icelandic national team in men’s ice hockey claimed its first victory in the second-league World Championship in Croatia on Wednesday by beating Bulgaria 3-2.

“It is a good feeling to land the first victory in the championship,” commented Iceland’s coach Olaf Eller. Before beating Bulgaria, his team lost against Croatia and Romania.

Click here to read about the Icelandic national team in women’s ice hockey earning the bronze in the fourth-league World Championship and here to read more about domestic handball.

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