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In addition to Gensheimer, many of the German national team quit

Uwe Gensheimer and Steffen Weinhold will no longer play for the German men’s team, Hendrik Pekeler will take a break and Johannes Bitter will wear the jersey again just in case of an emergency, writes Announcement of the German Handball Federation.

Stephen Weinhold (left) and Uwe Gensheimer will no longer play for Germany (Photo: AFP)


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The German team was eliminated by Egypt in the quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics, and finally finished sixth. Later, the star goalkeeper, the 34-year-old left winger Rhein-Neckar Löwen, Oh Gensheimer And the right-wing shooter is one year older than him, Stephen Weinhold Also retires from the national team. Gensheimer, who served as captain, scored 923 goals in 204 matches, making him the third most successful player in the team’s history. Kelle Weinhold hardened 336 times in 137 encounters.

Both were in Germany’s bronze-medal squad at the Rio Olympics, and Weinhold also won the European Championships in 2016 – Gensheimer missed that continental battle due to injury.

“My childhood dream was to become a player in the national team. Wearing the coat of arms on my chest and being the captain of the national team has always been a great honor for me. I look back on this long period with pride and gratitude, and I will never forget the experiences associated with it.” formulated Gensheimer, who debuted in the national colors in 2005.

He is 38 years old Johannes Peter He made his debut for the German national team in 2002, followed by 169 again, and won the 2007 World Cup. From the summer again, a protective goalkeeper will be available in Hamburg in case of emergency, but he said it was time to hand his place over to the younger generation.

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European Championship winner Hendrik Beckler He takes a longer break because he wants to spend more time with his family. Kiel distinguished himself for 30 years as the captain of the German defense, scoring 210 goals in 122 matches.