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Handball at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Handball

Handball at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Future Arena, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 21, 2016
Format: Round-robin pools advance teams to classification matches.

Gold: DEN Denmark
Silver: FRA France
Bronze: GER Germany

Summary

The two preliminary groups of the men’s Olympic handball tournament were won by Croatia and Germany, who collected as many points as France and Slovenia respectively.

Both semi-finals were very close games. Germany, the reigning European champion, lost against world champion France by 28-29. In the other semi-final Denmark succeeded with the same result against Poland after overtime.

Surprisingly Denmark won the Olympic gold medal against the clear tournament favorite France in a tight game 28-26. Germany won the bronze medal match against Poland and thus captured the fifth Olympic medal since 1936 for a German team.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal G G/Sv A/SOG Sh%/Sv% 6m Sh/A-Sv/Sh WSh/A-Sv/Sh 9m Sh/A-Sv/Sh 7m Sh/A-Sv/Sh FSh/A-Sv/Sh BS/A-Sv/Sh AST TOV STL BLK YCW 2MS RC DQR
1 Denmark DEN Gold 8 230 369 0.623 45/66 52/75 77/156 15/17 28/39 13/16 96 77 20 30 23 32 2 0
2 France FRA Silver 8 241 363 0.664 62/78 37/50 52/118 27/38 39/49 24/30 123 72 17 18 23 22 1 0
3 Germany GER Bronze 8 246 361 0.681 53/78 34/49 70/131 22/26 45/51 22/26 112 76 18 24 26 52 2 0
4 Poland POL 8 222 351 0.632 57/83 22/36 60/128 23/29 39/45 21/30 93 102 25 19 22 35 1 0
5 Croatia CRO 6 174 293 0.594 41/61 27/36 51/124 13/22 34/41 8/9 76 61 23 20 21 24 2 0
6 Slovenia SLO 6 167 249 0.671 51/73 30/43 19/46 29/38 17/22 21/27 77 64 10 16 19 51 0 0
7 Brazil BRA 6 168 281 0.598 40/60 23/37 52/120 18/19 24/30 11/15 78 69 21 7 16 25 1 0
8 Qatar QAT 6 144 273 0.527 36/58 12/21 60/145 12/14 10/12 14/23 37 67 15 12 14 23 0 0
9 Egypt EGY 5 129 217 0.594 40/56 14/23 21/63 19/27 16/22 19/26 57 54 20 3 15 28 1 0
10 Argentina ARG 5 110 209 0.526 26/45 18/34 27/75 14/21 10/14 15/20 44 57 11 7 15 21 1 0
11 Sweden SWE 5 132 205 0.644 25/38 22/28 43/89 15/16 15/17 12/17 54 61 11 21 19 35 0 0
12 Tunisia TUN 5 118 230 0.513 45/69 19/30 24/91 5/6 16/23 9/11 53 63 20 7 12 19 2 0