Sławomir Szmal

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Sławomir Szmal
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Personal information
Born (1978-10-02) October 2, 1978 (age 36)
Strzelce Opolskie, Poland
Nationality Polish
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Nickname Kasa
Club information
Current club Vive Targi Kielce
Number 1
Senior clubs
1995–1997
1997–1999
1999–2002
2002–2003
2003–2005
2005–2010
2010–
ASPR Zawadzkie
Hutnik Kraków
SC Warszawianka
Wisła Płock
TuS N-Lübbecke
Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Vive Targi Kielce
National team
1998– Poland 248 (2)

Sławomir Szmal (born 2 October 1978) is a Polish handball player, a member of Poland national handball team and Polish club Vive Targi Kielce, a participant of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, medalist of the World Championship (silver in 2007, bronzes in 2009, 2015).

Personal life[edit]

Szmal was born in Strzelce Opolskie, Poland. He is married to Aneta, who is a former handball player. They have son named Filip.

Career[edit]

National team[edit]

On August 19, 1998 he debuted in Poland national handball team in match against Lithuania (31:20). He took part in the European Championship 2002, but Poland took 16th place. One year later national team, including Szmal, took 10th place at World Championship 2003. On February 4, 2007 he won silver medal of the World Championship, after losing final match with Germany (24:29). For his sport achievements he received the Gold Cross of Merit in 2007.

In 2009 Szmal was voted IHF World Player of the Yearthe 2nd and 3rd were Igor Vori, and Nikola Karabatić, respectively.[1]

On January 24, 2014 Polish national team, including Szmal, took 6th place of the European Championship. On February 1, 2015 Poland, including Szmal, won bronze medal of the World Championship 2015. They won bronze medal match (29:28) against Spain.[2][3]

Sporting achievements[edit]

State awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player of the Year - Men 2009 - ihf.info
  2. ^ France on top again, silver for Qatar, bronze for Poland - qatarhandball2015.com - 01-02-2015
  3. ^ Bronze goes to Poland - ihf.info - 01-02-2015

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