"They say you're the Shaq of team handball, what's happening?" - Shaquille O'Neal. The 26-year-old big man Mvumbi stole the show against Argentina in his nation's first ever game at a handball world champs, standing 1.92m (6ft 2inch) tall and weighing in at 110+ kilograms the Argentines simply did not know how to deal with his physical presence.
Handball player Gauthier Mvumbi has become a social media sensation after the bulky Congo star burst onto the scene at the World Championships in Egypt. The Democratic Republic of Congo are appearing at their first ever IHF Men’s Handball Championships, and fell to a gutsy 28-22 defeat to Argentina in their opening Group D game in Cairo on Friday.
It was a historic day for world of handball and country of DR Congo as they played their first ever match on the biggest international stage. Argentina won it easily 28:22, but more of the result handball fans have been interested in giantic Congo’s line-player. MVUMBI THIERRY Gauthier became a worldwide hit. Officialy, he has 89kg.
Gauthier Mvumbi (born 15 May 1994) is a French handball player born to immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). He plays at the pivot position and represented the DR Congo on its men's national handball team during the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship.
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The Spanish newspaper "AS" shed light on the story of the Congolese player, who weighs 110 kg and plays in Team D. The largest player in the "hand world" to score 4 goals in the World Cup in Egypt Democratic Congo national team player Gauthier Mfombi Thierry kidnapped the limelight in the handball World Cup currently being held in Egypt, after he participated in his country's match against Argentina yesterday.
Step aside James Harden, we found a new fat guy taking over the sports world. Meet Gauthier Mvumbi and according to my research he's the greatest handball player in the world. By that I mean he's a gigantic human that plays for the DR Congo in their first ever appearance in the World Handball Championships.
A member of the IHF since 1970, the Fédération de Handball du Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DR Congo) qualified for their first-ever IHF Men’s World Championship – Egypt 2021 – after finishing seventh at the 2020 CAHB Men’s African Championship held in Tunisia in January. Men starting to catch up with the women.