DR Congo lost 28-22 but Mvumbi's sheer size and skill wowed onlookers. Mvumbi stands 1.92 metres tall and weighs 110 kilograms, although the tournament's website only makes him 1.76 metres tall ...
It was a historic day for world of handball and country of DR Congo as they played their first ever match on the biggest international stage. Argentina won it easily 28:22, but more of the result handball fans have been interested in giantic Congo’s line-player. MVUMBI THIERRY Gauthier became a worldwide hit. Officialy, he has 89kg.
DR Congo's handball player Gauthier Mvumbi (130kg / 1.9m) wins the Player of the Match Award in World Men's Handball Championship.
Tunisia vs DR Congo 38:22 (17:13) Congo were brought back down to earth today after winning their first-ever IHF Men’s World Championship game on Thursday (21 January), losing to 2020 CAHB Men’s African Championship silver medallists, Tunisia. In 2018 at the continental championship in Gabon, Tunisia won by 17 goals (38:21) and today it was 16.
DR Congo's 🇨🇩 Gauthier Mvumbi, the 'Shaq' of handball: "Frankly, I don't understand. I played the first match and it was a boom! 💥 "If they talk about me, they talk about Congo," says the line player — who has a special message to deliver to the world.#Egypt2021 pic.twitter.com/7SbdY9LKx6
Нед 20:30 9243 DR Congo Denmark 56,5 1,90 ... Sport Life Handball World Championship (M) ... Thierry Gauthier Mvumbi DR Congo 2,5 1,60 2,15
Gauthier Mvumbi (DR Kongo) begeistert die Fans bei der Handball-WM. Er erzielte vier Treffer gegen Argentinien, sein Team verlor am Freitag aber mit 22:28 Dem Kongo reichte bei der Afrikameisterschaft Platz sieben für die erste WM-Teilnahme.
Then, though, DR Congo started to benefit from their opponents’ mistakes and scored thanks to fast breaks. Four unanswered goals in seven minutes propelled the African team to a 9:7 lead. However, Bahrain hit back with an even better 5:0 run, between the 19th and 28th minute, and at the break, they held a two-goal advantage (14:12).
Gauthier Mvumbi's handball story It's a nickname that needs little explanation for a man who stands 1.92m (6ft 2inch) tall and weighs more than 110 kilograms , but his unique combination of skill and power are evident every time Mvumbi plays.