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Andreas Wolff..

German goalkeeper scores superb court-length goal in Olympic handball

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24/7

The Olympics may only come around on a quadrennial basis, but they never fail to attract prominent attention when they do in fact commence.

The attraction and spirit of the games are such that fans often find themselves watch and learn about sports they would never otherwise watch. From show jumping to synchronized swimming and discus to dressage, the Olympics aren’t short of niche disciplines.

One such quirky sport proves handball. The lesser-known Olympic event may not attract the same audiences as the athletics, but an incredible goal in the Germany-Sweden clash has aided to contest this.

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Handball

The sport of handball is nothing new when it comes to the Olympics. First trialed in 1936, it has become a permanent fixture at the summer games ever since the Munich competition of 1972.

Sweden prove one of the discipline’s juggernauts and albeit having never scooped gold, have won four medals in the last six tournaments.

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Consequently, the Scandinavian nation were fancied as one of the favourites in Rio. However, their opening match didn’t go to plan.

Wolff wonder goal

With Germany commanding a 12-11 lead 21 minutes into the first period, the Swedish defence was caught criminally off guard.

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Germany goalkeeper Andreas Wolff unleashed an incredible hurl from one end of the court to the other and found the net in incredible fashion. His Swedish counterpart was left both red-faced and out of position.

The fantastic finish can be seen below:

The 25-year-old’s herculean throw wasn’t in vein either as Germany held onto their lead as eventual 32-29 victors.

Whether it be in the football, hockey or the handball, few long-range strikes will be able to top this incredible effort from Wolff. It may not be a popular sport, but the German goalkeeper certainly hasn’t done his own popularity any harm in Rio.

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