Molten, the official ball supplier of the International Handball Federation, presented the official ball of the 28th IHF Men’s World Championship, which is due to take place in nine venues in Poland and Sweden between 11 and 29 January 2023.
The new X5000 Poland/Sweden 2022 Edition handball was developed based on the X5000 Handball, the official ball for international competitions held by the International Handball Federation (IHF). The special edition ball features a custom design using the national colours of Poland and Sweden, the two host nations of the 2023 IHF Men’s World Championship, with the surface divided into two parts – one featuring Poland’s traditional white and red and Sweden’s yellow and blue.
The X5000 is the official ball of all international IHF competitions and “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,” as stated by Molten. The ball’s soft foam panel construction provides a softer feel and allows for a better grip, enhancing the game’s quality.
The Japanese company, which is a long-time partner of the IHF, has provided the official ball of the competition for the past five consecutive editions, while also being the official supplier for all competitions organised under the aegis of the International Handball Federation.