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Handball at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women'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 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 20, 2016
Format: Round-robin pools advance teams to classification matches.

Gold: RUS Russia
Silver: FRA France
Bronze: NOR Norway

Summary

The two preliminary groups of the women’s Olympic handball tournament were won by the host nation Brazil and Russia. While Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the quarter-final, Russia walked through to the final without losing any game in the tournament.

The gold medal match saw Russia beating France for the second time during the tournament. It was the first Olympic title for a Russian women’s handball team ever after the Soviet Union had taken the gold medal in 1976 and 1980.

The bronze medal won Norway, two-time Olympic champion and reigning world champion, by beating the Netherlands with an impressive difference of ten goals.

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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 Russia RUS Gold 8 256 404 0.634 58/85 42/59 54/121 26/36 34/50 42/53 110 98 22 27 25 37 1 0
2 France FRA Silver 8 188 351 0.536 63/105 21/43 28/97 28/39 25/38 23/29 95 97 24 22 23 26 0 0
3 Norway NOR Bronze 8 247 392 0.630 65/94 40/63 30/88 40/50 45/58 27/39 128 81 30 11 20 31 0 0
4 Netherlands NED 8 216 387 0.558 50/77 21/50 59/153 19/24 48/60 19/23 98 107 20 22 23 31 0 0
5 Brazil BRA 6 161 273 0.590 41/60 27/57 29/79 24/31 27/30 13/16 79 65 15 10 18 28 1 0
6 Spain ESP 6 151 249 0.606 45/73 20/31 19/59 27/32 21/26 19/28 82 82 20 11 20 26 1 0
7 Sweden SWE 6 170 294 0.578 49/80 15/34 32/87 26/28 30/40 18/25 84 82 16 18 18 22 0 0
8 Angola ANG 6 143 276 0.518 35/55 10/33 33/101 24/31 23/29 18/27 59 90 18 7 15 34 2 0
9 Romania ROU 5 108 214 0.505 35/55 16/38 30/77 16/23 5/9 6/12 49 61 4 13 12 18 0 0
10 South Korea KOR 5 130 250 0.520 24/43 25/47 30/82 15/22 22/30 14/26 52 63 8 3 16 18 0 0
11 Montenegro MNE 5 107 235 0.455 25/53 23/45 19/80 20/25 14/19 6/13 57 63 13 4 14 22 0 0
12 Argentina ARG 5 101 205 0.493 31/59 19/38 13/53 12/22 19/24 7/9 51 91 12 6 13 30 0 0