MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The final day of one-wall competition brought unprecedented drama and incredible play to the courts determining the first 2018 World Championships Open Titles. Danielle Daskalakis and Martina McMahon produced the first amazing show for handball fans. McMahon surprised Daskalakis in the first game, 21-15 only to see the American force a tiebreaker with a dramatic 21-18 win in the second. In the tiebreaker, McMahon played solidly down the stretch to win, 11-4.
In the Men's Open Wallball Singles final, Conor McElduff was too strong for Vlad Klym, winning the first Men's Open Wallball crown for his country, 21-8, 21-6.
William Polanco and Joe Kaplan battled for the Small Ball One-Wall Open crown with Polanco winning 21-18, 21-18.
The best match was saved to the last, featuring USA's Vlad Klym and Igmar McKenzie against Irealnd's top-seeded Paudi Quish and Conor McElduff. Team Ireland was looking for a clean sweep in the wallball events, but Klym and McKenzie played inspired handball out of the gate, storming to a 21-17 first game win. In the second, the Irish team, fueled by the cheering gallery, fought off match point to force the tiebreaker, 21-20. In the tiebreaker, McKenzie and Klym took over, winning the Worlds title, 11-6.
Watch the WPH Broadcast replay HERE: https://youtu.be/UNXqanw6-GM
See the day's results, draws & future match times HERE.
Please Note: Times & Draws are TENTATIVE and may change up to the day of the event. Remember to double-check match times on the day of the event.
The USHA and WPH are thrilled to announce a partnership in supporting Team USA Handball and broadcasting the 2018 World Handball Championships & USHA Four-Wall Nationals from Minneapolis, MN.
Watch LIVE coverage at 11 a.m. local Minnesota time (Central), beginning Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Get more information and each day's links HERE.
What's happening in Minneapolis off the courts??? See the the latest "Things to Do" page made exclusively for our 2018 World Handball Championships [HERE]!