Norway’s women’s handball team finally proved they aren’t unbeatable, arriving home with silver after placing second in the European Championships over the weekend. Better known as “the handball girls,” they lost to Montenegro, which itself took revenge after losing to Norway in last summer’s Olympics.
“We deserved to win the finals, and it was wonderful to take revenge for the loss in the finals at the Olympics,” a victorious Milena Knezevic of the Montenegro squad told reporters, adding that she think Norway’s long-standing dominance in the sport is over. Marit Malm Frafjord, captain of the Norwegian team, was quick to disagree.
“We’ll do our best to fight back at the first opportunity,” Frafjord told news bureau NTB. “We had a great year with our victory in the Olympics and now silver in the European Championships. Many of us are still in our best age.”