Golden Lionesses at the Top of Europe
It took 80 minutes of possibly the best match ever in the history of women’s handball, the unforgettable finals, four overtimes, 80 minutes of tough fight with the toughest rival, 80 minutes of referees’ injustice – to get the confirmation – Montenegrin lionesses are the queens of Europe! Milena Knežević (10 goals) and Sonja Barjaktarović (17 defenses and two seven-meters) were the heroines of the match – first among equals!
Our Montenegrin girls gave us so many reasons to be proud two nights ago. We dreamed the same dram with them and were there for them for all their ups and downs during the match that we will never forget. We will never forget the moment of the last referee’s whistle blow, and their coach Adžić hugging his headquarters colleagues, Sonja Barjaktarović hugging Marina Vukčević, injured Majda Mehmedović and Radmila Miljanić… And all of us, the whole Montenegro hugging each other, united … Thank you, our lionesses for this amazing trip to Europe!
Thousands of citizens came to the Sports Centre “Morača” in Podgorica on that very evening to welcome the national team that won gold medal in the European Championship in Belgrade.