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
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".
Mvumbi stands 1.92 metres tall and weighs 110 kilograms, although the tournament's website only makes him 1.76 metres tall and 89 kilograms heavy.
Mvumbi was born in Dreux, northern France, to Congolese parents. He represents Dreux in the fourth tier of the French handball leagues, and has played for his country at big tournaments before, including the African championship.
The Democratic Republic of Congo made their Handball World Cup against Argentina and made Gauthier Mvumbi Thierry a star. The 26-year-old is 1.92 metres tall and weighs 110 kilogr
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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. 📸 The photo of this World Cup debut, it's here 🤩 © ️ IHF pic.twitter.com/V2w5sOxKuB
It was a historic day for world of handball and country of DR Congo as they played their first ever match on the biggest international stage. Argentina won it easily 28:22, but more of the result handball fans have been interested in giantic Congo’s line-player. MVUMBI THIERRY Gauthier became a worldwide hit. Officialy, he has […]
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Gauthier Mvumbi, the pivot for the Democratic Republic of Congo has captured the hearts of sports fans across the globe. In his first IHF World Championship game against Argentina, Mvumbi went 4/4. His fun attitude and hard work show instantly, which the legendary Shaquille O’Neal noticed.