Handball at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's handball competition, one of two events of handball at the 2000 Summer Olympics, in Sydney, took place at The Dome (Sydney Olympic Park) during the preliminary round, quarter-finals, semi-finals and medal matches. A total of 150 players, distributed among ten national teams, participated in this tournament.

2000 Women's Olympic handball tournament
Tournament details
Host country Australia
Dates17 September – 1 October
Teams10 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (2nd title)
Runner-up Hungary
Third place Norway
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches33
Goals scored1763 (53.42 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Kjersti Grini (61 goals)
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MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Denmark (DEN)

Lene Rantala
Camilla Andersen
Tina Bøttzau
Janne Kolling
Tonje Kjærgaard
Karen Brødsgaard
Katrine Fruelund
Maja Grønbæk
Christina Hansen
Anette Hoffmann
Lotte Kiærskou
Karin Mortensen
Anja Nielsen
Rikke Petersen
Mette Vestergaard

  Hungary (HUN)

Beatrix Balogh
Rita Deli
Ágnes Farkas
Andrea Farkas
Anikó Kántor
Beatrix Kökény
Anita Kulcsár
Dóra Lőwy
Anikó Nagy
Ildikó Pádár
Katalin Pálinger
Krisztina Pigniczki
Bojana Radulovics
Judith Simics
Beáta Siti

  Norway (NOR)

Kristine Duvholt
Trine Haltvik
Heidi Tjugum
Susann Goksør Bjerkrheim
Ann Cathrin Eriksen
Kjersti Grini
Elisabeth Hilmo
Mia Hundvin
Tonje Larsen
Cecilie Leganger
Jeanette Nilsen
Marianne Rokne
Birgitte Sættem
Monica Sandve
Else-Marthe Sørlie

QualificationEdit

Mean of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 24 September 1993   Monte Carlo 1   Australia
1998 European Championship 21–30 January 2000   Netherlands 1   Denmark
1999 Pan American Games 31 July – 7 August 1999   Winnipeg 1   Brazil
African qualification tournament 15–18 October 1999   Cotonou 1   Angola
1999 World Championship 29 November – 12 December 1999   Denmark
  Norway
5   Norway
  France
  Austria
  Romania
  Hungary
2000 Asian Championship 10–17 August 2000   Shanghai 1   South Korea
Total 10

Preliminary roundEdit

For the preliminary round, the ten teams were distributed into two groups of five teams. Each team played against each of its four group opponents for a total of four matches. The four best-scoring teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 4 4 0 0 131 100 +31 8 Quarterfinals
2   Hungary 4 2 1 1 119 106 +13 5
3   France 4 2 0 2 90 93 −3 4
4   Romania 4 1 1 2 99 101 −2 3
5   Angola 4 0 0 4 98 137 −39 0 9th place game
17 September 2000
14:30
Hungary   42–22   Angola Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Tomaszewski, Adams (AUS)
Radulović 11 (18–13) Bengue 8
  2×    8× 
17 September 2000
21:30
South Korea   25–18   France Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Lee S. 10 (15–3) Lejeune 7
  3×    3× 

19 September 2000
16:30
France   22–23   Hungary Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Pecqueux-Rolland 6 (14–12) Radulović 9
  3×    4× 
19 September 2000
19:30
Romania   25–34   South Korea Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Litvinov, Khudoerko (RUS)
Dobrin, Luca 5 (9–16) Lee S., Oh S. 8
  2×    2× 

21 September 2000
16:30
Angola   25–34   Romania Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Bojsen, Anusic (USA)
Bengue 11 (11–16) Dobrin 10
  6×    10×  1× 
21 September 2000
21:30
Hungary   33–41   South Korea Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Balogh 8 (19–16) Lee S. 18
  6×    1× 

23 September 2000
14:30
Angola   27–29   France Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Bengue 7 (11–16) Pecqueux-Rolland 7
  6×    4×  1× 
23 September 2000
21:30
Romania   21–21   Hungary Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Øie, Høgsnes (NOR)
Drăgănescu 7 (12–10) Ág. Farkas 6
  5×    3×  1× 

25 September 2000
16:30
South Korea   31–24   Angola Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Tomaszewski, Adams (AUS)
Kim H. 6 (14–16) Bengue 10
  2×    1× 
25 September 2000
21:30
France   21–18   Romania Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Kalin, Korić (SLO)
Myaro, Pecqueux-Rolland 6 (11–10) Luca 7
  7×    3× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 4 4 0 0 101 72 +29 8 Quarterfinals
2   Denmark 4 3 0 1 124 83 +41 6
3   Austria 4 2 0 2 131 90 +41 4
4   Brazil 4 1 0 3 100 133 −33 2
5   Australia (H) 4 0 0 4 59 137 −78 0 Ninth place game
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
17 September 2000
16:30
Denmark   17–19   Norway Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Garcia, Moréno (FRA)
four players 3 (7–10) Bjerkrheim, Grini 4
  4×    2× 
17 September 2000
19:30
Australia   19–32   Brazil Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Edland, Kahmke 4 (7–15) Roese, L. Silva 6
  4×    4× 

19 September 2000
14:30
Norway   28–18   Australia Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Salim, Hassan (EGY)
Grini 13 (12–11) Boulton, Shinfield 4
  4×    4× 
19 September 2000
21:30
Austria   26–30   Denmark Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
Fridrikas 11 (13–16) Andersen, Kiærskou 7
  1×    3× 

21 September 2000
14:30
Brazil   26–45   Austria Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Salim, Hassan (EGY)
L. Silva 8 (14–21) Fridrikas 11
  7×    2× 
21 September 2000
19:30
Australia   12–38   Denmark Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Chung, Lim (KOR)
Kahmke 5 (6–18) Andersen, Roslyng 7
  2×    3× 

23 September 2000
16:30
Brazil   16–30   Norway Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Chung, Lim (KOR)
S. Oliveira 4 (7–18) Grini 7
  5×    1× 
23 September 2000
19:30
Austria   39–10   Australia Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszky (HUN)
Logwin 8 (17–6) three players 2
  4×  1×    2× 

25 September 2000
14:30
Denmark   39–26   Brazil Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Bojsen, Anusic (USA)
Kiærskou 9 (19–12) Sales 9
  1×    4× 
25 September 2000
19:30
Norway   24–21   Austria Pavilion 2, Sydney
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Grini 8 (12–7) Fridrikas 8
  5×    3× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
28 September
 
 
  South Korea35
 
29 September
 
  Brazil24
 
  South Korea29
 
28 September
 
  Denmark31
 
  France26
 
1 October
 
  Denmark (OT)28
 
  Denmark31
 
28 September
 
  Hungary27
 
  Austria27
 
29 September
 
  Hungary (OT)28
 
  Hungary28
 
28 September
 
  Norway23 Bronze medal
 
  Norway28
 
1 October
 
  Romania16
 
  South Korea21
 
 
  Norway22
 
 
5–8th place semifinals5th place
 
      
 
30 September
 
 
  Brazil23
 
1 October
 
  France32
 
  France32
 
30 September
 
  Austria (OT)33
 
  Austria29
 
 
  Romania23
 
7th place
 
 
1 October
 
 
  Brazil33
 
 
  Romania (OT)38

QuarterfinalsEdit

28 September 2000
14:30
South Korea   35–24   Brazil The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszky (HUN)
Kim H. 9 (19–12) Sales 8
  2×    4× 
28 September 2000
16:30
Austria   27–28 (ET)   Hungary The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Kohout, Dolejš (CZE)
Logwin 9 (12–14) Ág. Farkas 8
  8×  1×    7× 

FT: 25–25 ET: 2–3

28 September 2000
19:30
France   26–28 (ET)   Denmark The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Myaro 11 (8–13) Andersen 7
  1×    1× 

FT: 24–24 ET: 2–4

28 September 2000
21:30
Norway   28–16   Romania The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Grini 9 (12–8) Tănase 4
  5×    5× 

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

30 September 2000
09:30
Brazil   23–32   France The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Kalin, Korić (SLO)
A. Silva 9 (9–16) Pecqueux-Rolland 12
  2×    5× 
30 September 2000
11:30
Austria   29–23   Romania The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Fridrikas 8 (12–12) Drăgănescu 6
  3×    4× 

SemifinalsEdit

29 September 2000
19:30
South Korea   29–31   Denmark The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Gallego, Lamas (ESP)
Lee S., Oh S. 7 (11–20) Hoffmann 8
  5×    4× 
29 September 2000
21:30
Hungary   28–23   Norway The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Kalin, Korić (SLO)
Radulović 10 (16–10) Grini 13
  1×    3× 

Ninth place gameEdit

28 September 2000
12:30
Angola   26–18   Australia The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Salim, Hassan (EGY)
Mufuca 9 (12–6) Edland 6
  4×    3×  1× 

Seventh place gameEdit

1 October 2000
09:30
Brazil   33–38 (ET)   Romania The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Klucsó, Lekrinszky (HUN)
Sales 9 (15–17) Tănase 11
  4×    1× 

FT: 32–32 ET: 1–6

Fifth place gameEdit

1 October 2000
11:30
France   32–33 (ET)   Austria The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Marić, Gardinovački (FRY)
Ludwig 9 (8–13) Logwin 12
  2×    1× 

FT: 25–25 ET: 7–8

Bronze medal gameEdit

1 October 2000
14:30
South Korea   21–22   Norway The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Oh S. 7 (13–12) Grini 7
  6×  1×    1×  1× 

Gold medal gameEdit

1 October 2000
16:30
Denmark   31–27   Hungary The Dome, Sydney
Referees: Garcia, Moréno (FRA)
Hoffmann 11 (14–16) Radulović 9
  2×    1× 

Rankings and statisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team
    Denmark
    Hungary
    Norway
4   South Korea
5   Austria
6   France
7   Romania
8   Brazil
9   Angola
10   Australia

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Goals Shots %
1   Kjersti Grini 61 96 63.5
2   Lee Sang-eun 59 83 71.1
3   Ausra Fridrikas 57 84 67.9
4   Bojana Radulović 55 101 54.5
5   Maria de Sales 43 98 43.9
6   Camilla Andersen 40 81 49.4
7   Ilda Bengue 39 62 62.9
  Tanja Logwin 72 52.4
9   Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland 38 43 88.4
10   Ágnes Farkas 37 77 48.1

External linksEdit