Thor Munkager

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Thor Munkager (31 March 1951 in Copenhagen – 4 December 2017 [1] ) was a Danish handball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Copenhagen Capital of Denmark

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Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

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He played his club handball with Helsingør IF, playing alongside Torben Winther. [2] In 1972 he was part of the Denmark national handball team which finished thirteenth in the Olympic tournament. He played two matches and scored four goals. [3] Four years later he finished eighth with the Danish team in the 1976 Olympic tournament. He played four matches. [3]

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Handball at the 1972 Summer Olympics the second appearance of the sport at the Olympics, returning to the Olympic program after a 36-year absence. The competition was for men only and it was contested by sixteen teams.

Handball at the 1976 Summer Olympics featured competition for men and women.

He was the assistant coach of the Danish national team under head coach Torben Winther. [2]

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References

  1. http://politiken.dk/sport/art6237881/FCK-og-Br%C3%B8ndby-skal-spille-om-en-tur-til-Haderslev
  2. 1 2 Fjernstyret af Thor BT Lørdag den 31. januar 2004
  3. 1 2 Sports-Reference profile