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.
Thierry Mfombi, a circuit player in the Democratic Republic of the Congo handball team, surprised the followers of the World Handball Championship in Egypt due to his extra weight. Thierry Mfombi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo played his country’s match against Argentina in the first round of the first group round of the World Handball Cup, which Egypt organizes until the end of this month.
DR Congo pivot, Gauthier Mvumbi, has gone viral for his performances at the Handball World Championship. Gauthier Mvumbi. ES. MARCA. Actualizado 16/01/2021 - 00:01. Compartir en Facebook ...
In addition to the breathtaking tournament standings one man has really caught the attention of the world in Cairo and that’s DR Congo pivot Gauthier Mvumbi; even NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is getting in on the act. “They say you’re the Shaq of team handball, what’s happening” – Shaquille O’Neal
With 137 kg for 1.95 m, Gauthier Mvumbi, pivot of the handball team of the Democratic Republic of Congo, does not go unnoticed. Since last weekend, the player has become the sensation of the World Cup in the discipline currently being held in Egypt.
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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. Due to his massive size and skill, he became a viral video sensation at the world championship, where he was referred to as the "Shaq of Handball" and the "Congo Colossus".
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.