About the series

      Human to Hero

      Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star. The show explores the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration for the world's best athletes.

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    • Up next: Jérôme Fernandez

      The Frenchman is a towering presence in the world of handball at both national level for Fenix Toulouse and for his country. Winner of two Olympic gold medals at the last two summer games, Fernandez also holds the individual goal record for France, scoring a total of 1,443 goals.