Official Game Ball for 23rd IHF Women's Handball World Championship 2017 to Feature Custom Design

Molten Corp.

HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 28, 2017 /Kyodo JBN/ --

Molten Corporation

Official Game Ball for 23rd IHF Women's Handball World Championship 2017 to Feature Custom Design

Molten Corporation based in Hiroshima, Japan, a manufacturer of competition quality sports balls and equipment, will supply the official ball for the 23rd IHF Women's Handball World Championship 2017.

Photo1: Official game ball (H2X5001-W7G)

Photo2: Side view

The biennial global event will be hosted by Germany and run from December 1 to 17, 2017. The official game ball, the X5000 Germany 2017 Edition, as well as replica models will be available for purchase in select markets from the end of June of 2017.

Molten's renowned X5000 elite handball series is the official ball of the International Handball Federation (IHF) and is used in all IHF-sanctioned international competitions. The new X5000 Germany 2017 Edition handball features a custom design that will be exclusive to the 2017 championship event. This will be the second time for Molten to provide an official ball featuring an exclusive event design for the IHF Women's Handball World Championship -- the first time was for Denmark 2015.

Molten will continue to develop and supply handball products of outstanding functionality and design for the handball community, and work to fulfill the Molten brand promise, "For the real game".

Product Features

1. Exclusive Official Game Ball Design

The X5000 Germany 2017 Edition features a bold color palette of black, red, and gold inspired by the flag colors of the host country, Germany. The ball prominently displays the official logo of the 23rd IHF Women's Handball World Championship.

2. Maximum Performance and Increased Grip

Molten's Elite X5000 Handball features a premium cover material which provides exceptional grip, improved ball control and accuracy, making it an ideal choice for the highest level of competition.

Photo3: X5000 standard model

Product Overview:

Game Event

23rd IHF Women's Handball World Championship Germany 2017

Schedule: December 1-17

Venues: Leipzig, Magdeburg, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Trier, Oldenburg, Hamburg

About Molten

Molten, a manufacturer of balls and sports equipment, has been making and marketing basketballs, handballs, soccer balls and volleyballs of uncompromising quality since 1958. Molten continues to raise global standards, supplying official game balls and sports equipment for major leagues, teams and international tournaments around the world.

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"For the real game"

Molten's brand statement, "For the real game", encapsulates what we hope to accomplish through our products and activities. It is our conviction that the real game happens only when impeccable balls and sports equipment enable athletes to realize their full potential and maximize performance.

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