DR Congo's pivot Gauthier Mvumbi is a viral hit at the Egypt 2021 Handball Worlds, bagging goals against Denmark and getting a shout-out from the NBA legend. Sign In English Français Deutsch Italiano Português Español 日本語 العربية 中文 हिंदी 한국어 Русский
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
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.
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".
The 26-year-old pivot, who plays for tournament debutants Democratic Republic of Congo, has become a very recognisable figure. In his first match against Argentina, he became a sensation.
Reags 1/15/2021 1:30 PM. Step aside James Harden, we found a new fat guy taking over the sports world. Meet Gauthier Mvumbi and according to my research he's the greatest handball player in the world. By that I mean he's a gigantic human that plays for the DR Congo in their first ever appearance in the World Handball Championships.