Guðmundur Guðmundsson (handballer)
|Full name||Guðmundur Þórður Guðmundsson|
23 December 1960|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left wing|
|Current club||Iceland (Manager)|
|TSV Bayer Dormagen|
He was the head coach of the Iceland national handball team 2001–2004 and again 2008–2012. Under his command the Iceland national team received a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and bronze medal at the 2010 European Championship in Austria.
Guðmundur is ranked with Dagur Sigurðsson his fellow countryman, who is the current national team coach of Japan's Men's team and another, Alfreð Gíslason, coach of THW Kiel amongst the best coaches of our era. He has cited former coach Bogdan Kowalczyk as a major influence.
In October 2013, it was announced that Guðmundur would take over the coaching role of Ulrik Wilbek as Head Coach of Denmark national handball team from 1 July 2014. On 21 August 2016 Guðmundur led his team to the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He announced in November 2016 that he would not renew his contract, which was set to expire on 1 July 2017. After his departure from the Denmark team, Guðmundur criticized his predecessor Ulrik Wilbek's attempts to undercut Guðmundur's management of the team.
In 2018 he returned to coach the Icelandic national team for the third time. He signed a contract for three years.
- Víkingur R.
- Icelandic champion (6): 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1986–87
- Icelandic cup: 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86
- Icelandic champion: 2006
- Olympic games:
- Gold: 2016
- Asian championship:
- Silver: 2018
- "Guðmundur Guðmundsson Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
- "Gudmundsson Becomes New Danish Head Coach". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "Guðmundur: Ekki talað við Wilbek síðan á ÓL – Vísir". visir.is. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- "Þetta er ákveðið ævintýri". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- http://www.ruv.is/frett/gudmundur-gerir-3-ara-samning-vid-hsi Guðmundur gerir 3 ára samning við HSÍ
- "HSÍ". hsi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 March 2019.
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