Cyprus’ handball team returns from the Men’s EHF Euro 2024 relegation round in Tbilisi, Georgia, with a silver medal and promotion to the second play off for Euro 2024.
According to the Cyprus Handball federation, the Cypriot team was defeated on Saturday by Georgia with 32-18. It is the first medal in the history of Cyprus at the IHF/EHF.
Loucas Paraskeva and Christos Argyrou were included in the top seven athletes of the tournament with Argyrou being the first scorer of the national team, securing 29 goal in four matches.
According to the IHF/EHF website, Georgia, Cyprus and Bulgaria completed the eight-team line-up for the EHF EURO 2024 relegation round in January 2022.
The other participants are Luxembourg, who were directly seeded, as well as Belgium, Turkey, Finland and Latvia, who were the four worst fourth-ranked teams in the EHF EURO 2022 qualifiers.
The draw date for the four play-off pairings of the relegation round will be announced by the EHF in due time.
The Cyprus Sports Organisation congratulated with Cyprus national handball team, noting it is a great victory for the sport.