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Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's handball tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics is being held from August 9 to August 23, at the Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium and National Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Twelve nations are represented in the women's tournament.

2008 Women's Olympic handball tournament
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates9 August - 23 August
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Norway
Runner-up Russia
Third place South Korea
Fourth place Hungary
Next

The four best teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinal round, 5th and 6th teams in each group are classified 9th-12th by the results of their group matches. The losers of quarterfinal matches will compete in the 5th-8th classification matches by the same elimination system as the winners of the quarterfinals. Three time consecutive defending Champion Denmark were not part of the 2008 Olympics Handball Tournament, as they did not qualify from the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship.

QualificationEdit

Competition Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation - - 1   China
IHF World Championships December 2–16, 2007   France 1   Russia
European Championships December 7–17, 2006   Sweden 1   Norway
Asian Qualifying Tournament August 25–29, 2007   Almaty 1   Kazakhstan
Africa Nations Cup January 8–17, 2008   Luanda 1   Angola
Pan American Games July 14–29, 2007   Rio de Janeiro 1   Brazil
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1 March 28–30, 2008   Leipzig 2   Germany
  Sweden
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2 March 28–30, 2008   Bucharest 2   Romania
  Hungary
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3 March 28–30, 2008   Nîmes 2   France
  South Korea
TOTAL 12

Olympic Qualifying Tournaments:

Preliminary roundEdit

SeedingEdit

The draw for the groups was held 16 June 2008.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  Russia   Germany   France   South Korea   Angola   Kazakhstan
  Norway   Romania   Hungary   China   Sweden   Brazil

RostersEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Norway 5 5 0 0 154 106 +48 10
  Romania 5 4 0 1 150 112 +38 8
  China 5 2 0 3 122 135 -13 4
  France 5 2 0 3 121 128 -7 4
  Kazakhstan 5 1 1 3 109 137 -28 3
  Angola 5 0 1 4 109 147 -38 1


9 August 2008
09:00
France   32 – 21   Angola Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
Herbrecht 8 (13–14) Bengue, Almeida 5
  3×  Report   3× 

9 August 2008
14:00
Romania   31 – 19   Kazakhstan Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Aires Menezes, Aparecido Pinto (BRA)
Ardean-Elisei 6 (13–10) Ajiderskaya 10
  4×  1×  Report   3× 

9 August 2008
19:00
Norway   30 – 23   China Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Elmoamli, Shaban Ali (EGY)
Hammerseng 7 (13–12) Li Weiwei 8
  3×  Report   3× 

11 August 2008
09:00
Kazakhstan   18 – 21   France Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Ajiderskaya 7 (8–10) Lacrabère 6
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

11 August 2008
14:00
Angola   17 – 31   Norway Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Liu S, Liu F (CHN)
Almeida 5 (6–14) Riegelhuth 6
  3×  Report   3× 

11 August 2008
19:00
China   20 – 34   Romania Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Liudownyk, Vakula (UKR)
Wei Qiuxiang 6 (11–17) Amariei 9
  3×  Report   3× 

13 August 2008
10:45
Romania   34 – 26   France Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Maier 11 (17–13) Tervel 6
  3×  Report   3× 

13 August 2008
15:45
China   32 – 24   Angola Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Canbro, Claesson (SWE)
Liu Xiaomei 7 (14–12) Almeida 8
  3×  1×  Report   4× 

13 August 2008
19:00
Norway   35 – 19   Kazakhstan Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Aires Menezes, Aparecido Pinto (BRA)
Lybekk, Nyberg 5 (14–10) Vassilyeva 6
  3×  Report   3× 

15 August 2008
09:00
Kazakhstan   29 – 26   China Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Lemme, Ullrich (GER)
Pikalova 8 (14–10) Li Weiwei 11
  3×  Report   3× 

15 August 2008
15:45
Romania   28 – 23   Angola Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Aires Menezes, Aparecido Pinto (BRA)
Maier 7 (16–7) Almeida 8
  2×  Report   3× 

15 August 2008
19:00
France   24 – 34   Norway Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Baudouin 6 (12–15) Nyberg, Riegelhuth 6
  3×  Report   3× 

17 August 2008
10:45
Angola   24 – 24   Kazakhstan Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Bengue 6 (16–14) three players 5
  3×  Report   3× 

17 August 2008
14:00
Norway   24 – 23   Romania Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
Johansen, Lybekk 4 (12–11) Amariei, Stanca-Gâlcă 5
  2×  Report   4×  1× 

17 August 2008
15:45
France   18 – 21   China Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Liudowyk, Vakula (UKR)
Ayglon 5 (10–9) Wu Wenjuan 5
  3×  Report   3× 

Group BEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Russia 5 4 1 0 148 125 +23 9
  South Korea 5 3 1 1 155 127 +28 7
  Hungary 5 2 1 2 129 142 -13 5
  Sweden 5 2 0 3 123 137 -14 4
  Brazil 5 1 1 3 124 137 -13 3
  Germany 5 1 0 4 123 134 -11 2


9 August 2008
10:45
Hungary   30 – 24   Sweden Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Licis, Stolarovs (LAT)
Vérten, Görbicz 7 (15–14) Islas Helgesson 6
  2×  Report[dead link]   2× 

9 August 2008
15:45
Russia   29 – 29   South Korea Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Marennikova 6 (16–13) Kim On-a 7
  3×  Report   2× 

9 August 2008
20:45
Germany   24 – 22   Brazil Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Krause 6 (11–12) Santos 6
  3×  Report   3× 

11 August 2008
10:45
Brazil   28 – 28   Hungary Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
Amorim 10 (12–17) Görbicz 8
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

11 August 2008
15:45
South Korea   30 – 20   Germany Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Hong Jeong-ho 6 (12–9) Jurack, Loerper 4
  3×  Report   3× 

11 August 2008
20:45
Sweden   24 – 28   Russia Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Wiel Fredén 6 (12–14) Turei 6
  4×  Report   3× 

13 August 2008
09:00
Russia   28 – 19   Brazil Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Licis, Stolarovs (LAT)
Poltoratskaya 6 (12–10) Nascimento 5
  2×  Report   3× 

13 August 2008
14:00
South Korea   31 – 23   Sweden Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
An, Park 7 (18–13) Ahlm, Boson 6
  3×  1×  Report   4× 

13 August 2008
20:45
Germany   24 – 25   Hungary Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Krause 9 (14–12) Görbicz 9
  3×  Report   4× 

15 August 2008
10:45
Brazil   33 – 32   South Korea Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Licis, Stolarovs (LAT)
Nascimento 9 (17–12) Hong Jeong-ho 10
  4×  Report   3×  1× 

15 August 2008
14:00
Germany   26 – 27   Sweden Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Althaus, Wörz 5 (13–13) Ahlm 7
  2×  1×  Report   4× 

15 August 2008
20:45
Hungary   24 – 33   Russia Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Din, Dinu (ROU)
Görbicz 6 (15–16) Postnova 8
  3×  Report   3× 

17 August 2008
09:00
Sweden   25 – 22   Brazil Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Ahlm 7 (14–11) Rosas 5
  3×  Report   2× 

17 August 2008
19:00
Russia   30 – 29   Germany Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Gjeding, Hansen (DEN)
Postnova 8 (16–14) Wörz 8
  2×  Report   3× 

17 August 2008
20:45
Hungary   22 – 33   South Korea Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Görbicz 7 (11–19) Oh Seong-ok 6
  4×  Report   3× 

Medal RoundEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  A2   Romania 30  
B3   Hungary 34  
  B3   Hungary 20  
  B1   Russia 22  
B1   Russia(2OT) 32
  A4   France 31  
        Russia 27
      Norway 34
  B2   South Korea 31  
A3   China 23  
  B2   South Korea 28 Bronze medal game
  A1   Norway 29  
A1   Norway 31     South Korea 33
  B4   Sweden 24   4   Hungary 28

QuarterfinalsEdit

19 August 2008
12:00
Norway   31 – 24   Sweden Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
Larsen, Lybekk 6 (16–10) Torstenson 6
  3×  Report   4× 

19 August 2008
14:15
Romania   30 – 34   Hungary Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Liudowyk, Vakula (UKR)
Maier 11 (16–14) Kovacsicz 7
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

19 August 2008
18:00
South Korea   31 – 23   China Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Aires, Aparecido (BRA)
Park Chung-hee 8 (16–12) Huang Dongjie 5
  3×  Report   4× 

19 August 2008
20:15
Russia   32 – 31 (2OT)   France Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Liu S, Liu F (CHN)
Bliznova 6 (12–16) Signate 7
  4×  Report   4× 

ClassificationEdit

21 August 2008
12:00
Sweden   19 – 20   China Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Karbaschi, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Torstenson 6 (7–8) Wang Shasha 5
  4×  Report   3× 

21 August 2008
14:15
Romania   34 – 36 (2OT)   France Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Licis, Stolarovs (LAT)
Maier 9 (13–12) Baudouin 7
  4×  Report   4× 

SemifinalsEdit

21 August 2008
18:00
Norway   29 – 28   South Korea Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Hammerseng, Johansen 6 (14–15) Moon Pil-hee 9
  2×  Report   3× 

21 August 2008
20:15
Hungary   20 – 22   Russia Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
Tóth 5 (9–14) Bliznova 7
  4×  Report   3×  1× 

7th–8th placeEdit

23 August 2008
08:00
Sweden   30 – 34   Romania Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Elmoamli, Shaban Ali (EGY)
Gulldén 9 (15–17) Meirosu, Stanca-Gâlcă 6
  4×  Report   3× 

5th–6th placeEdit

23 August 2008
10:15
China   23 – 31   France Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Liu Yun 7 (10–15) Herbrecht, Pecqueux-Rolland 7
  3×  Report   3× 

Bronze medal matchEdit

23 August 2008
13:30
South Korea   33 – 28   Hungary Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
Moon Pil-hee 10 (13–15) Ferling 7
  3×  Report   3× 

Gold medal matchEdit

23 August 2008
15:45
Norway   34 – 27   Russia Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Riegelhuth 9 (18–13) Bliznova 6
  3×  Report   2× 

Rankings and StatisticsEdit

 

Top GoalkeepersEdit

Rank Name Team % Saves Shots
1 Katrine Lunde Haraldsen   Norway 42% 120 283
2 Amandine Leynaud   France 40% 38 96
Valérie Nicolas   France 105 264
4 Luminiţa Dinu-Huţupan   Romania 39% 97 248
5 Lee Min-Hee   South Korea 38% 36 95
6 Inna Suslina   Russia 37% 59 158
7 Oh Yong-Ran   South Korea 36% 83 231
Clara Woltering   Germany 44 121
9 Sabine Englert   Germany 34% 30 87
10 Katalin Pálinger   Hungary 33% 108 323

Top GoalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Ramona Maier   Romania 56 78 72%
2 Anita Görbicz   Hungary 49 105 47%
3 Hong Jeong-ho   South Korea 44 66 67%
4 Moon Pil-Hee   South Korea 42 83 51%
5 Johanna Ahlm   Sweden 40 95 42%
6 Park Chung-Hee   South Korea 37 62 60%
Liudmila Postnova   Russia 76 49%
8 Irina Bliznova   Russia 36 70 51%
9 Liu Yun   China 35 49 71%
10 Ionela Stanca-Gâlcă   Romania 33 41 80%
Linnea Torstenson   Sweden 90 37%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ instead of   Qatar
    The replays of the Asian Olympic Qualification that were ordered after the manipiulations in the first tournaments of the women and the men were now both won by Korea. In the original tournaments Kuwait (men) and Kazakhstan (women) had won. The Asian Federation (AHF) still does not recognize the order from the IHF and insists on an original decision in the first tournaments. IHF and AHF have agreed to refer this issue to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to assure a speedy resolution to this conflict prior the Olympic Qualification Tournaments as the final ruling will be binding for all parties. the CAS Panel ruled that the resolutions adopted by the IHF Council in Paris were invalid, being in breach with their own rules and without the AHF having been in proper opportunity to be heard. As required by the terms of the arbitration agreement, the CAS Panel considered the issues de novo in order to settle the dispute definitively. On the basis of the evidence submitted, the arbitrators unanimously held that the results of the Men's Olympic Qualification Tournament held in September 2007 should be annulled and that the results of the replayed tournament held on 30 January 2008 were valid. Furthermore the CAS Panel confirmed the results of the Women's Tournament held in August 2007.

External linksEdit