A great and historic achievement was recorded tonight (Thursday) by Adir Cohen and Yahav Shamir, players of the Israeli national team, who together with Paddy Winterthur won the Swiss handball championship. Paddy defeated outgoing champion Schaffhausen 23:25 and completed a 0: 3 sweep in the final series.
Yahav Shamir provided another huge game, as throughout the series, and put up 39 percent of stops, including 4 consecutive stops in the deciding minutes. In the previous two games, the goalkeeper recorded 25 stops and was selected as the outstanding player of the first game. Adir Cohen was fantastic with 4 goals and 4 assists and scored a total of 15 goals in the series and delivered 10 assists. Verstko Stojkovic, ex-Maccabi Rishon LeZion, scored 8 goals tonight and was also the king of goals in the series.
“It’s exciting, it’s very special, as a wonderful sporting achievement and of course also in our Israeli angle. We did it hugely, and now you can go home to rest!”, He said. Adir Cohen, Who will part ways with the Swiss champions after two successful years and join the French Tremblay, which is still unclear whether to play in the first or second league next season (the team has been relegated, but there is a possibility that the first league in France will be expanded and there will be a freeze). For Shamir, in his first season in Switzerland, where he fitted in excellently – it is also an achievement that will advance him – and in general at the end of a heroic season, after returning from injury straight to the final series.