Gíslason announces 17-man squad for Paris 2024 Olympics

No Timo Kastening after a disappointing season. However, 20-year-old Marko Grgic was announced as the second left back for Alfred Gíslason’s team.

Gíslason has announced the 17 players he will take with him to Paris. However, he has yet to confirm who his three reserves are, who will live outside the Olympic Park and only train with the team.

One of the surprising picks for the Olympics is the ThSV Eisenach player, Marko Grgic. The 20-year-old scored 100 goals this season and played a big part in Eisenach’s 14th place finish.

– It was difficult to make these decisions, but ultimately, that speaks to the quality and the resulting competition, says Axel Kromer, Head of Sports of the German Handball Federation in a press release. The players who have now been invited are certainly in pole position to be part of the team in Paris.

The players who have been selected have been given an individual training program before the Olympics to get in shape.

– The players will not have anything to do with handball until the start of our joint preparation, says Gislason.

The whole squad:
Andreas Wolff (KS Vive Kielce), David Späth (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Joel Birlehm (Rhein-Neckar Löwen)
Left Wings: Lukas Mertens (SC Magdeburg), Rune Dahmke (THW Kiel)
Right Wings: Christoph Steinert (HC Erlangen), Tim Hornke (SC Magdeburg)
Pivot: Johannes Golla (SG Flensburg-Handewitt), Justus Fischer (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf), Jannik Kohlbacher (Rhein-Neckar Löwen)
Playmakers: Juri Knorr (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Luca Witzke (SC DHfK Leipzig), Marian Michalczik (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf)
Left Backs: Julian Köster (VfL Gummersbach), Marko Grgic (ThSV Eisenach)
Right Backs: Renars Uscins (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf), Franz Semper (SC DHfK Leipzig)