The Greatest Handball Player at the Olympic Games
Who is the greatest Handball Player of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have analyzed data from all Olympics including the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The best all-time performing handball players at the Olympic Games are Michaël Guigou, Nikola Karabatic and Luc Abalo. They have each won three gold medals and a silver competing for France from 2008 to 2020. Only one other player has won three gold medals, Russian Andrey Lavrov. He also won a bronze medal in a career spanning 1988-2004. Female player and South Korean Oh Seong-Ok has also won 4 medals - 1 gold, 2 silver and a bronze between 1992 and 2008.
Top Olympic Games Handball Players
Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of handball, for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).
Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Handball at the Olympic Games (including 2021)
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