The handbalsters have Sunday in Paris bronze conquered on the european CHAMPIONSHIP. Orange was in the consolation class is too strong for Romania (24-20).
The netherlands was against Romania, that in the second group stage already with 29-24 was defeated, halfway already to a lead of 15-8. In the second half the Romanians still pretty back, but really got into trouble, the team of coach Helle Thomsen.
Later on Sunday to fight Russia and France for the world championship. The French were Friday in the semi-final with a 27-21 too strong for Orange.
The EK-bronze, the fourth medal at a big tournament for the handbalsters in three years time. In december 2015, there was silver at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and a year later, the Netherlands was also second at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS. Last year was the world CHAMPIONSHIPS bronze added to it.
The only tournament in which the Netherlands over the past years in addition to a medal handle (fourth) was the Olympic Games of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.