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Born on 22 October 1987, Hansen's father was a handball player and an Olympian. Flemming Hansen played for the Danish national team 120 times, scored 240 goals, and represented his country at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. Three years later, Mikkel was born in Helsingør, wide out on Denmark's eastern coast.
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Matthias Gidsel made his debut for Denmark's handball team just eight months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but by the end of the tournament he was an Olympic silver medallist, tournament Most Valuable Player, world champion, and second-top scorer behind Mikkel Hansen.
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The Denmark men’s national handball team is controlled by the Danish Handball Association and represents Denmark in international matches. They are the team with the fourth most medals won in European Championship history on the men's side behind Sweden, France and Spain respectively, with a total of six medals.
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Mikkel Hansen (born 22 October 1987) is a Danish handball player for Paris Saint-Germain and the Danish national team.Hansen has been named the IHF World Player of the Year for a record-tying three times. Read more on Wikipedia. Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikkel Hansen has received more than 399,366 page views.
Denmark women's handball team is the only team (women's and men's) in handball history to win the Olympic Games three consecutive times, earning the gold medal in 1996, 2000, and 2004. Despite tremendous results, the Danish handball team has seen a steady decline. As of 2019, the team has not won a gold medal since the Olympic Games 2004.
The Danish international player has been named the IHF World Player of the Year 2 times in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He led the Denmark national handball team to a win in the 2016 Summer Olympics and was awarded the most valuable player award at competition held in Brazil.