A spokeswoman for the International Handball Federation IHF confirmed the suspension of the elections because of the low turnout this year compared to " Mannheimer morning ". "For this reason, it was unfortunately decided not to award the award this year."
This is the first time since 1993 that the world's best handball player falls to the water. In addition to an expert jury, the votes of fans and media representatives decide the outcome of the election
Bitter is the decision, especially for Switzerland: with Andy Schmid, who is this year the most valuable player of the Bundesliga for the fifth time in a row The captain of the national team was among the five nominees. His opponents were the two Croatians Domagoj Duvnjak and Luka Cindric, the Norwegian Sander Sagosen and the Frenchman Nikola Karabatic