Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's handball competition, one of two events of handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens, took place at the Sports Pavilion (Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex) during the preliminary round and quarter-finals (August 14–August 24), and at the Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena during the semi-finals and medal matches (August 27–August 29). A total of 180 players, distributed among twelve national teams, participated in this tournament.

2004 Men's Olympic handball tournament
Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Final of men's tournament.jpg
Final: Croatia - Germany
Tournament details
Host country Greece
Dates14–29 August
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Croatia (2nd title)
Runner-up Germany
Third place Russia
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches44
Top scorer(s)South Korea Yoon Kyung-shin
(58 goals)
Best playerCroatia Ivano Balić
Next

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Croatia (CRO)

Venio Losert
Vlado Šola
Valter Matošević
Nikša Kaleb
Ivano Balić
Blaženko Lacković
Vedran Zrnić
Igor Vori
Davor Dominiković
Mirza Džomba
Drago Vuković
Slavko Goluža
Goran Šprem
Denis Špoljarić
Petar Metličić

  Germany (GER)

Henning Fritz
Christian Ramota
Pascal Hens
Mark Dragunski
Stefan Kretzschmar
Jan Olaf Immel
Christian Schwarzer
Klaus-Dieter Petersen
Volker Zerbe
Markus Baur
Christian Zeitz
Torsten Jansen
Daniel Stephan
Florian Kehrmann
Frank von Behren

  Russia (RUS)

Andrey Lavrov
Alexey Kostygov
Vitali Ivanov
Oleg Kuleshov
Denis Krivoshlykov
Aleksandr Tuchkin
Vasily Kudinov
Pavel Bashkin
Dmitri Torgovanov
Alexander Gorbatikov
Alexey Rastvortsev
Vyacheslav Gorpishin
Sergey Pogorelov
Mikhail Chipurin
Eduard Koksharov

QualificationEdit

Mean of qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 5 September 1997   Lausanne 1   Greece
2003 World Championship 20 January – 2 February 2003   Portugal 7   Croatia
  Germany
  France
  Spain
  Russia
  Hungary
  Iceland
2003 Pan American Games 2–11 August 2003   Santo Domingo 1   Brazil
African qualification tournament 16–20 September 2003   Luanda 1   Egypt
Asian qualification tournament[1] 23–28 September 2003   Japan 1   South Korea
2004 European Championship 22 January – 1 February 2004   Slovenia 1   Slovenia
Total 12

Preliminary roundEdit

For the preliminary round, contested between August 14 and August 22, the twelve teams were distributed into two groups of six teams. Each team played against each of its five group opponents for a total of five matches. The four best-scoring teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

All times are local (UTC+3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 5 5 0 0 146 129 +17 10 Quarterfinals
2   Spain 5 4 0 1 154 137 +17 8
3   South Korea 5 2 0 3 148 148 0 4[a]
4   Russia 5 2 0 3 145 145 0 4[a]
5   Iceland 5 1 0 4 143 158 −15 2[b]
6   Slovenia 5 1 0 4 130 149 −19 2[b]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b South Korea 35–32 Russia
  2. ^ a b Iceland 30–25 Slovenia
14 August 2004
09:30
Spain   31–30   South Korea Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bavas, Migas (GRE)
García 6 (17–12) Paek, Yoon Kyung-s. 6
  8×  1×    3×  1× 
14 August 2004
14:30
Russia   28–25   Slovenia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Koksharov 9 (16–13) three players 4
  8×  1×    9× 
14 August 2004
19:30
Croatia   34–30   Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Metličić 8 (16–12) Stefánsson 8
  9×    7×  1× 

16 August 2004
09:30
South Korea   35–32   Russia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Lee J., Yoon Kyung-s. 7 (16–16) Koksharov 6
  2×    2× 
16 August 2004
11:30
Slovenia   26–27   Croatia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Øie, Togstad (NOR)
Brumen 10 (10–13) Vori 8
  7×  2×    7×  1× 
16 August 2004
14:30
Iceland   23–31   Spain Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Stefánsson 6 (12–13) Duyshebaev, Romero 5
  3×    3× 

18 August 2004
09:30
Croatia   29–26   South Korea Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Džomba 9 (12–10) Yoon Kyung-s. 8
  6×    3× 
18 August 2004
11:30
Iceland   30–25   Slovenia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
G. Sigurðsson 7 (10–10) Rutenka 10
  3×    3× 
18 August 2004
19:30
Spain   29–26   Russia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
three players 5 (11–11) Rastvortsev 6
  6×    7×  1× 

20 August 2004
09:30
South Korea   34–30   Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Yoon Kyung-s. 12 (16–13) Stefánsson 10
  4×    3×  1× 
20 August 2004
11:30
Spain   41–28   Slovenia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Romero 7 (18–15) Pajovič, Tomšič 7
  3×    3× 
20 August 2004
19:30
Russia   25–26   Croatia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Rastvortsev, Torgovanov 6 (14–10) Lacković 9
  5×    3× 

22 August 2004
09:30
Slovenia   26–23   South Korea Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hassan, Selim (EGY)
Rutenka 7 (12–11) Lee J. 6
  8×  1×    2× 
22 August 2004
11:30
Croatia   30–22   Spain Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Džomba 7 (15–9) García 5
  1×    4× 
22 August 2004
19:30
Russia   34–30   Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Rastvortsev 10 (17–11) Stefánsson 10
  5×    2× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   France 5 5 0 0 135 108 +27 10 Quarterfinals
2   Hungary 5 4 0 1 132 124 +8 8
3   Germany 5 3 0 2 139 110 +29 6
4   Greece (H) 5 2 0 3 117 130 −13 4
5   Brazil 5 1 0 4 105 133 −28 2
6   Egypt 5 0 0 5 110 133 −23 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
14 August 2004
11:30
Hungary   33–28   Egypt Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Pásztor 9 (16–15) Zaky 10
  8×    3× 
14 August 2004
16:30
Germany   28–18   Greece Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bretó, Huelin (ESP)
Kehrmann, Schwarzer 6 (15–8) Grammatikos 5
  5×    3× 
14 August 2004
21:30
France   31–17   Brazil Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Anquetil 7 (14–6) Justino, Silva 4
  4×    6× 

16 August 2004
16:30
Greece   25–29   France Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Karypidis 7 (15–15) Anquetil 9
  9×    4× 
16 August 2004
19:30
Brazil   19–20   Hungary Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Souza 5 (10–10) four players 3
  4×    4× 
16 August 2004
21:30
Egypt   14–26   Germany Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Yosry 4 (5–14) three players 5
  11×  1×    8×  1× 

18 August 2004
14:30
France   26–23   Hungary Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Guigou 6 (9–10) Pérez 10
  9×    4× 
18 August 2004
16:30
Greece   26–25   Egypt Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Øie, Togstad (NOR)
Karypidis 10 (18–10) Keshk 7
  8×    4×  2× 
18 August 2004
21:30
Germany   34–21   Brazil Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Požežnik, Repenšek (SLO)
Kretzschmar, Stephan 7 (18–12) Souza 7
  3×    3× 

20 August 2004
14:30
Brazil   22–26   Greece Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Justino 6 (9–13) Grammatikos 7
  4×    3× 
20 August 2004
16:30
Hungary   30–29   Germany Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Nagy 11 (17–14) Kretzschmar 8
  4×    6× 
20 August 2004
21:30
France   22–21   Egypt Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Bretó, Huelin (ESP)
Girault 8 (11–13) Keshk 6
  5×    8×  1× 

22 August 2004
14:30
Germany   22–27   France Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Øie, Togstad (NOR)
Kehrmann, Schwarzer 5 (12–11) Fernandez 6
  4×    4× 
22 August 2004
14:30
Hungary   26–22   Greece Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Požežnik, Repenšek (SLO)
Pérez 7 (12–12) Voglis 7
  1×    1× 
22 August 2004
21:30
Egypt   22–26   Brazil Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Abdel Salam 5 (11–10) Kojoroski 6
  3×    7×  1× 

Knockout stageEdit

In this single-elimination stage, the first- and second-placed teams of one group played against the other group's fourth- and third-placed teams, respectively, to contest the quarter-final round, held on August 24, at the Sports Pavilion. The winners advanced to the semi-finals, disputed at the Indoor Arena on August 27, with the losing semi-finalists playing for the bronze medal match on the following day, and the final being played two days later.

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
24 August
 
 
  Croatia33
 
27 August
 
  Greece27
 
  Croatia33
 
24 August
 
  Hungary31
 
  South Korea25
 
29 August
 
  Hungary30
 
  Croatia26
 
24 August
 
  Germany24
 
  Germany (pen.)32
 
27 August
 
  Spain30
 
  Germany21
 
24 August
 
  Russia15 Bronze medal
 
  France24
 
28 August
 
  Russia26
 
  Hungary26
 
 
  Russia28
 
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
27 August
 
 
  Greece29
 
28 August
 
  South Korea24
 
  Greece15
 
27 August
 
  France33
 
  Spain27
 
 
  France29
 
Seventh place
 
 
28 August
 
 
  South Korea24
 
 
  Spain31

QuarterfinalsEdit

24 August 2004
14:30
South Korea   25–30   Hungary Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Yoon Kyung-s. 7 (13–14) Nagy 9
  2×    5× 

24 August 2004
16:30
Croatia   33–27   Greece Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Džomba 11 (19–11) Alvanos, Balomenos 6
    2× 

24 August 2004
19:30
Germany   32–30 (ET)   Spain Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Schwarzer, Stephan 9 (15–16) Garcia 7
  4×    4× 

FT: 27–27 ET: 1–1, 2–2 Pen: 2–0


24 August 2004
22:05
France   24–26   Russia Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Abati 6 (14–13) Ivanov, Koksharov 5
  2×    3× 

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

27 August 2004
11:30
Greece   29–24   South Korea Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Nachevski, Nachevski (MKD)
Balomenos 8 (16–9) Yoon Kyung-s. 6
  6×  1×    1× 

27 August 2004
09:30
Spain   27–29   France Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Boye, Jensen (DEN)
Romero, Ortega 5 (13–11) Burdet, Girault 8
  3×    4× 

SemifinalsEdit

27 August 2004
14:30
Croatia   33–31   Hungary Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Balić 9 (18–16) Pérez 8
  3×    2× 

27 August 2004
16:30
Germany   21–15   Russia Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Kretzschmar 5 (9–10) Torgovanov 5
  4×  1×    3× 

Eleventh place gameEdit

24 August 2004
09:30
Slovenia   30–24   Egypt Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Brumen, Žvižej 6 (11–13) Yosry 6
  7×  1×    5× 

Ninth place gameEdit

24 August 2004
11:30
Brazil   25–29   Iceland Sports Pavilion, Athens
Referees: Hassan, Selim (EGY)
Souza, Tupan 6 (11–13) G. Sigurðsson 8
  5×  1×    2× 

Seventh place gameEdit

28 August 2004
14:30
South Korea   24–31   Spain Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Gardinovacki, Maric (SCG)
Yoon Kyung-s. 7 (11–12) Colón 7
  2×    2× 

Fifth place gameEdit

28 August 2004
19:30
Greece   15–33   France Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Grammatikos 7 (7–17) Fernandez 9
  6×    3× 

Bronze medal gameEdit

28 August 2004
21:30
Hungary   26–28   Russia Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Bavas, Migas (GRE)
Pérez 10 (10–13) Koksharov 8
  5×    4× 

Gold medal gameEdit

29 August 2004
16:45
Croatia   26–24   Germany Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, Athens
Referees: Hansson, Olsson (SWE)
Džomba 9 (11–12) Kretzschmar 9
  2×    5× 

Ranking and statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003年アテネオリンピックアジア予選 兵庫/神戸大会" [Asian qualification tournament for Athens 2004 Olympic Games – Hyōgo/Kobe]. JHA (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 August 2020.

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