Meet Josef Gotsch, a World Champion handball player, born and raised in Bayside, Queens in New York City. Josef started his athletic career at the early age of 4 years old. During the interview, Josef will describe what it was like growing up in a loving, yet highly competitive and athletic family, where his father was a professional skier and rugby player from Austria, and his maternal grandfather was a professional bowler. Josef will also share why he chose to pursue a professional career playing handball instead of the other traditional sports such as soccer, baseball, swimming, skiing, bowling, tennis, and basketball. Josef is a firm believer in the importance of practice which he does almost every day (weather permitting). He also believes in not only being in excellent physical shape in order to compete but mentally strong as well. Also during the interview, Josef will share his exercise philosophy, which involves stretching, good nutrition and various other techniques.
Josef has become an Ambassador for the sport of handball and strongly believes that handball will soon become an Olympic sport and after this interviewing this young man and feeling his passion for the sport of handball, I believe it too.