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Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's handball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held from 28 July to 11 August. The preliminaries and quarter-finals were held at the Copper Box and the semi-finals and final took place at the Basketball Arena.

Women's handball at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Great Britain
Dates28 July – 11 August
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Norway (2nd title)
Runner-up Montenegro
Third place Spain
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored1908 (50.21 per match)
Attendance185,189 (4,873 per match)
Top scorer(s)Montenegro Katarina Bulatović
(53 goals)
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Twelve nations were represented in the tournament. The four best teams from each group advanced to a knockout round, while the 5th and 6th teams in each group were classified 9th–12th by the results of their group matches. Unlike in previous Olympics, there was no placement matches involving the losing teams of the quarterfinals.

Norway won the tournament and gold medal, beating Montenegro in the final. Montenegro's silver was the first Olympic medal for the country as an independent nation, and the country's only medal at the 2012 Games. Spain won the bronze medal.

Contents

QualificationEdit

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   Great Britain
2010 European Championship 7–19 December 2010   Denmark
  Norway
1   Sweden
Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 2011 12–21 October 2011   China 1   South Korea
2011 Pan American Games 15–23 October 2011   Mexico 1   Brazil
2011 World Championship 2–18 December 2011   Brazil 1   Norway
2012 African Championship 11–20 January 2012   Morocco 1   Angola
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 25–27 May 2012   France 2   Montenegro
  France
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 25–27 May 2012   Spain 2   Spain
  Croatia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3 25–27 May 2012   Denmark 2   Russia
  Denmark
Total 12
Sweden qualified as 2010 European Championship runner up because Norway qualified as the 2011 World Champion.

SeedingEdit

Before the draw the IHF seeded the teams in six pots. The draw for the groups was held on 30 May 2012.[1]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  Norway   Spain   Denmark   France   Sweden   Angola
  Montenegro   Russia   Croatia   Great Britain   Brazil   South Korea

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

 
A player down during a match between Angola and Great Britain.
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Brazil 5 4 0 1 137 122 +15 8
  Croatia 5 4 0 1 145 115 +30 8
  Russia 5 3 1 1 151 125 +26 7
  Montenegro 5 2 1 2 137 123 +14 5
  Angola 5 1 0 4 132 142 −10 2
  Great Britain 5 0 0 5 91 166 −75 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals


28 July 2012
09:30
Russia   30 – 27   Angola Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,604[2]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Postnova 5 (16–11) Guialo 5
  3×  Report   3× 

28 July 2012
14:30
Croatia   23 – 24   Brazil Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,942[3]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Jovetić 6 (10–9) do Nascimento, Amorim 5
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

28 July 2012
19:30
Montenegro   31 – 19   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,941[4]
Referees: Duţă, Florescu (ROU)
A. Bulatović 5 (18–12) Gerbron 6
  3×  Report   3× 

30 July 2012
09:30
Angola   23 – 28   Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,892[5]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Guialo, M. Kiala 5 (11–13) Zebić 9
  2×  Report   3× 

30 July 2012
14:30
Great Britain   16 – 37   Russia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,596[6]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Byl 5 (8–17) Turey, Chernoivanenko 5
  3×  Report   2× 

30 July 2012
19:30
Brazil   27 – 25   Montenegro Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,974[7]
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
do Nascimento 8 (15–16) K. Bulatović 5
  3×  1×  Report   3×  1× 

1 August 2012
11:15
Montenegro   30 – 25   Angola Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,354[8]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Popović, K. Bulatović 6 (13–14) Carlos 7
  3×  Report   3× 

1 August 2012
16:15
Great Britain   17 – 30   Brazil Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,622[9]
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Byl, Gerbron 5 (8–17) Rodrigues 7
  2×  Report   3× 

1 August 2012
21:15
Russia   28 – 30   Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,098[10]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Turey 6 (15–15) Penezić 10
  3×  Report   3× 

3 August 2012
09:30
Angola   31 – 25   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,081[11]
Referees: Florescu, Duţă (ROU)
Almeida 8 (14–10) Gerbron 9
  2×  Report   3× 

3 August 2012
14:30
Croatia   27 – 26   Montenegro Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,541[12]
Referees: Lopez, Sabroso (ESP)
Penezić 10 (12–12) Popović 10
  3×  Report   2× 

3 August 2012
16:15
Russia   31 – 27   Brazil Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,741[13]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Turey 7 (15–14) Nascimento 9
  3×  Report   2× 

5 August 2012
11:15
Brazil   29 – 26   Angola Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,585[14]
Referees: Bartlett, Stokes (GBR)
three players 5 (14–9) Kiala 6
  3×  Report   3× 

5 August 2012
14:30
Montenegro   25 – 25   Russia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,444[15]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Bulatović 7 (15–16) three players 4
  2×  Report   2×  1× 

5 August 2012
16:15
Croatia   37 – 14   Great Britain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,792[16]
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
three players 5 (17–6) Fairbrother 3
  3×  Report   3× 

Group BEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  France 5 4 1 0 125 103 +22 9
  South Korea 5 3 1 1 136 130 +6 7
  Spain 5 3 1 1 119 114 +5 7
  Norway 5 2 1 2 118 120 −2 5
  Denmark 5 1 0 4 113 121 −8 2
  Sweden 5 0 0 5 108 131 −23 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
28 July 2012
11:15
Spain   27 – 31   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,900[17]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Martín 7 (12–16) Ryu Eun-hee 9
  3×  Report   3× 

28 July 2012
16:15
Denmark   21 – 18   Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,942[18]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Skov 6 (8–10) Gulldén 5
  3×  Report   4× 

28 July 2012
21:15
Norway   23 – 24   France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,968[19]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Alstad 5 (12–17) Baudouin, Signate 5
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

30 July 2012
11:15
South Korea   25 – 24   Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,393[20]
Referees: Duţă, Florescu (ROU)
Jo Hyo-bi 5 (11–10) Larsen 7
  3×  Report   3× 

30 July 2012
16:15
France   18 – 18   Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,671[21]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Dembele 6 (7–10) Mangué 6
  3×  1×  Report   4× 

30 July 2012
21:15
Sweden   21 – 24   Norway Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,459[22]
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabate (CIV)
Torstenson 6 (9–14) Koren, Sulland 5
  3×  Report   3× 

1 August 2012
09:30
Norway   27 – 27   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,178[23]
Referees: Nachevski, Nikolov (MKD)
Sulland 11 (13–15) three players 6
 3×  Report   2× 

1 August 2012
14:30
France   29 – 17   Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,638[24]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
three players 4 (16–11) Ahlm 6
  3×  Report   3× 

1 August 2012
19:30
Spain   24 – 21   Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,488[25]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Mangué 7 (14–9) Nørgaard 7
  3×  1×  Report   3× 

3 August 2012
11:15
South Korea   21 – 24   France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,568[26]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Sim Hae-in 6 (12–10) Lacrabère 4
  2×  Report   4× 

3 August 2012
19:30
Spain   25 – 24   Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,234[27]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Mangué, Alberto 6 (11–10) Fogelström 5
  3×  Report   4× 

3 August 2012
21:15
Denmark   23 – 24   Norway Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,720[28]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Nørgaard 9 (11–12) Løke 6
  3×  Report  3× 

5 August 2012
09:30
Sweden   28 – 32   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,180[29]
Referees: Abdulla, Bamutref (QAT)
Flognman 8 (13–16) Ryu Eun-hee 10
  4×  Report   3× 

5 August 2012
19:30
Norway   20 – 25   Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,345[30]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Koren 6 (11–11) Alonso 7
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

5 August 2012
21:15
Denmark   24 – 30   France Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,616[31]
Referees: Duţă, Florescu (ROU)
Nørgaard 10 (10–17) Nijtam 6
  3×  Report   2× 

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
                           
  A1   Brazil 19  
B4   Norway 21  
  B4   Norway 31  
  B2   South Korea 25  
A3   Russia 23
  B2   South Korea 24  
    B4   Norway 26
  A4   Montenegro 23
  A2   Croatia 22  
B3   Spain 25  
  B3   Spain 26 Bronze medal match
  A4   Montenegro 27  
A4   Montenegro 23 B2   South Korea 29
  B1   France 22   B3   Spain (ET) 31

Quarter-finalsEdit

7 August 2012
10:00
Brazil   19 – 21   Norway Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,549[32]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
do Nascimento 5 (13–9) Koren 5
  3×  Report   2× 

7 August 2012
13:30
Spain   25 – 22   Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,553[33]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Pinedo 7 (13–12) Tatari 5
  3×  Report   3× 

7 August 2012
17:00
Russia   23 – 24   South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,299[34]
Referees: Lopéz, Sabroso (ESP)
Postnova, Levina 5 (11–14) Gwon Han-na 6
  4×  Report   3× 

7 August 2012
20:30
France   22 – 23   Montenegro Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,559[35]
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Signate 5 (13–13) Popović, Bulatović 6
  3×  Report   4× 

Semi-finalsEdit

9 August 2012
17:00
Norway   31 – 25   South Korea Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,274[36]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Løke 8 (18–15) Gwon Han-na 7
  3×  Report   3× 

9 August 2012
20:30
Spain   26 – 27   Montenegro Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,087[37]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Alberto 6 (13–13) Bulatović 9
  2×  Report   3× 

Bronze medal matchEdit

11 August 2012
17:00
South Korea   29 – 31 (ET)   Spain Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,622[38]
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Gwon Han-na 7 (13–13) Alberto, Fernández 5
  1×  Report   2× 

FT: 24–24 ET: 4–4, 1–3

Gold medal matchEdit

11 August 2012
20:30
Norway   26 – 23   Montenegro Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,739[39]
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Sulland 10 (13–10) Bulatović 10
  3×  Report   3×  1× 

Rankings and statisticsEdit

 

Top goalkeepersEdit

Rank Name Team % Saves Shots
1 Kari Aalvik Grimsbø   Norway 42% 67 161
2 Cléopatre Darleux   France 41% 18 44
3 Amandine Leynaud   France 38% 61 161
4 Silvia Navarro   Spain 37% 96 258
Mayssa Pessoa   Brazil 37% 21 57
Anna Sedoykina   Russia 37% 34 92
7 Ivana Jelčić   Croatia 35% 62 177
8 Sonja Barjaktarović   Montenegro 34% 55 161
Ju Hui   South Korea 34% 99 292
10 Karin Mortensen   Denmark 33% 27 82

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Katarina Bulatović   Montenegro 53 93 57%
2 Bojana Popović   Montenegro 46 77 60%
3 Ryu Eun-hee   South Korea 43 92 47%
4 Alexandra do Nascimento   Brazil 37 55 67%
5 Marta Mangué   Spain 34 67 51%
6 Nely Carla Alberto   Spain 33 58 57%
Linn Jørum Sulland   Norway 33 66 50%
8 Jo Hyo-bi   South Korea 32 52 62%
Ann Grete Nørgaard   Denmark 32 52 62%
10 Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren   Norway 31 39 79%
Andrea Penezić   Croatia 31 55 56%
Jovanka Radičević   Montenegro 31 51 61%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seeding list completed". IHF. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Russia – Angola" (PDF). IHF. 28 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Croatia – Brazil" (PDF). IHF. 28 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Montenegro – Great Britain" (PDF). IHF. 28 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Angola – Croatia" (PDF). IHF. 30 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Great Britain – Russia" (PDF). IHF. 30 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Brazil – Montenegro" (PDF). IHF. 30 July 2012.
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  12. ^ "Croatia – Montenegro" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Russia – Brazil" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Brazil – Angola" (PDF). IHF. 5 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Montenegro – Russia" (PDF). IHF. 5 August 2012.
  16. ^ "Croatia – Great Britain" (PDF). IHF. 5 August 2012.
  17. ^ "Spain – South Korea" (PDF). IHF. 28 July 2012.
  18. ^ "Denmark – Sweden" (PDF). IHF. 28 July 2012.
  19. ^ "Norway – France" (PDF). IHF. 28 July 2012.
  20. ^ "South Korea – Denmark" (PDF). IHF. 30 July 2012.
  21. ^ "France – Spain" (PDF). IHF. 30 July 2012.
  22. ^ "Sweden – Norway" (PDF). IHF. 30 July 2012.[dead link]
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  24. ^ "France – Sweden" (PDF). IHF. 1 August 2012.
  25. ^ "Spain – Denmark" (PDF). IHF. 1 August 2012.
  26. ^ "South Korea – France" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  27. ^ "Spain – Sweden" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  28. ^ "Denmark – Norway" (PDF). IHF. 3 August 2012.
  29. ^ "Sweden – South Korea" (PDF). IHF. 5 August 2012.
  30. ^ "Norway – Spain" (PDF). IHF. 5 August 2012.
  31. ^ "Denmark – France" (PDF). IHF. 5 August 2012.
  32. ^ "Brazil – Norway" (PDF). IHF. 7 August 2012.
  33. ^ "Spain – Croatia" (PDF). IHF. 7 August 2012.
  34. ^ "Russia – South Korea" (PDF). IHF. 7 August 2012.
  35. ^ "France – Montenegro" (PDF). IHF. 7 August 2012.
  36. ^ "Norway – South Korea" (PDF). IHF. 9 August 2012.
  37. ^ "Spain – Montenegro" (PDF). IHF. 9 August 2012.
  38. ^ "South Korea – Spain" (PDF). IHF. 11 August 2012.
  39. ^ "Norway – Montenegro" (PDF). IHF. 11 August 2012.
  40. ^ Brazil finish first in Group A by beating croatia without see the Goals difference Between them

External linksEdit