We have considerably progressed on our way to competing at the European Championships on home soil
After an intense training camp in Georgia, USA, with four friendlies against the world champions, the German national coach, Holger Glinicki, is extremely positive about the women's team's preparation for the European Championships, which will take place from 28 June - 7 July in Frankfurt, Germany.
As the reigning Paralympic and European champions, Germany recorded three wins against the newly-formed US team.
The first game against the young US team was a real thriller, in which the Germans just had the edge winning 61-54 (13-10 / 25-22 / 41-35). Team captain and top scorer Marina Mohnen played especially dominantly in the second match, winning the third quarter decisively with a final score of 52-31 (10-11 / 22-23 / 40-23).
In the last two matches against the US team, the Germans noticed a significant loss of strength following 10 days of intense athletic training. Germany suffered a clear defeat in the third match 43-62 (9-16 / 20-33 / 33-43) and won by the smallest of margins in the final encounter, 45-44 (24-7 / 30-17 / 37-31).
"We have considerably progressed on our way to competing at the European Championships on home soil," said head coach Glinicki. "We had ideal training conditions in the secluded Hot Springs and had three good games against the United States."
After several days of rest, the team will have their first trial of strength against their main European rivals when they meet the Netherlands ahead of the European Championships.