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Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament of Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began on 6 August and ended on 20 August 2016. Games were played at the Future Arena.

Women's handball
at the XXXI Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates6–20 August 2016
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runner-up France
Third place Norway
Fourth place Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches38
Goals scored1978 (52.05 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Nora Mørk
(62 goals)
Best playerRussia Anna Vyakhireva
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Russia won their first title after defeating France 22–19 in the final.[1] Norway captured the bronze, and their third consecutive medal by winning against the Netherlands.[2]

The medals were presented by Aïcha Garad Ali, Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen and Auvita Rapilla, IOC members from Djibouti, Denmark and Papua New Guinea respectively and by Hassan Moustafa, Miguel Roca Mas and Per Bertelsen, President, 1st Vice President and Caretaker Chairman of the Commission of Organizing and Competition of the IHF respectively.

Contents

Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Date
Event
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Women G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

QualificationEdit

Mean of qualification
Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil
2014 European Championship 7–21 December 2014   Zagreb
  Budapest
1   Spain[1]
2015 African Qualification Tournament 19–21 March 2015   Luanda 1   Angola
2015 Pan American Games 15–24 July 2015   Toronto 1   Argentina
2015 Asian Qualification Tournament 20–25 October 2015   Nagoya 1   South Korea
2015 World Championship 5–20 December 2015   Denmark 1   Norway
2016 Olympic Qualification Tournaments 18–20 March 2016   Metz 2   Netherlands
  France
  Aarhus 2   Romania
  Montenegro
  Astrakhan 2   Russia
  Sweden
Total 12

^ 1. Norway won the European Championship, ensuring its qualification. Norway later also won the 2015 World Championship title, which took precedence in the qualification path. Therefore, the European Championship's runner-up, Spain, received the European continental tournament berth.

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two groups of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their group. Following the completion of the round-robin stage, the top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

RefereesEdit

15 pairs of referees were selected on 5 July 2016.[3][4]

RostersEdit

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 29 April 2016.[5][6] The final match schedule was announced on 20 May 2016.[7]

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on 10 April 2016.[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  Norway
  Netherlands
  Romania
  Russia
  Sweden
  Montenegro
  France
  Brazil
  Spain
  Argentina
  South Korea
  Angola

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC−3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 5 4 0 1 138 117 +21 8 Quarter-finals
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 141 121 +20 8
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 125 116 +9 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 116 128 −12 4
5   Romania 5 2 0 3 108 119 −11 4
6   Montenegro 5 0 0 5 107 134 −27 0
Source: IHF
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.


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
09:30
Norway   28–31   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,780
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Mørk 12 (16–17) Belo 12
  2×  Report   2×  1× 
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
16:40
Montenegro   19–25   Spain Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,115
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
K. Bulatović 5 (10–14) four players 4
  2×  Report   3× 
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
19:50
Romania   19–23   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,465
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Neagu 8 (9–11) Guialo 5
  2×  Report   3× 

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
14:40
Spain   24–27   Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Cabral 5 (10–11) Kristiansen 7
  2×  Report   4×  1× 
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
16:40
Brazil   26–13   Romania Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Belo 8 (14–9) Neagu 6
  2×  1×  Report   2× 
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
21:50
Angola   27–25   Montenegro Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Guialo 7 (12–12) K. Bulatović 9
  3×  Report   2× 

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
09:30
Brazil   24–29   Spain Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
da Silva 7 (12–15) Pena 8
  3×  Report   4× 
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
11:30
Romania   25–21   Montenegro Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
Neagu 10 (11–9) K. Bulatović 9
  3×  Report   4× 
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
16:40
Norway   30–20   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Mørk 8 (16–8) Guialo 8
  2×  Report   2×  1× 

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
09:30
Angola   24–28   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Bernardo 8 (13–13) Belo 7
  2×  Report   4× 
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
14:40
Romania   24–21   Spain Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Neagu 9 (13–11) three players 4
  2×  Report   3× 
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
16:40
Montenegro   19–28   Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Jauković 5 (11–16) Mørk 6
  2×  Report   3× 

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
09:30
Montenegro   23–29   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Pavićević 6 (10–12) Belo 6
  4×  Report   3× 
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
16:40
Norway   28–27   Romania Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Kristiansen 7 (14–13) Neagu 11
  3×  Report   3× 
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
19:50
Spain   26–22   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Cabral, Martín 7 (13–12) Guialo 6
  4×  Report   3×  1× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 5 0 0 165 147 +18 10 Quarter-finals
2   France 5 4 0 1 118 93 +25 8
3   Sweden 5 2 1 2 150 141 +9 5
4   Netherlands 5 1 2 2 135 135 0 4
5   South Korea 5 1 1 3 130 136 −6 3
6   Argentina 5 0 0 5 101 147 −46 0
Source: IHF
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.


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
11:30
Netherlands   14–18   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
three players 3 (6–10) Lacrabère, Pineau 5
  3×  Report   3× 
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
14:40
Russia   30–25   South Korea Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Sudakova 6 (12–13) Jung, Kim O. 6
  3×  Report   4×  1× 
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
21:50
Sweden   31–21   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Hagman 6 (13–9) Mendoza 5
  3×  Report   1× 

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
09:30
South Korea   28–31   Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Woo 7 (15–16) Hagman 7
  4×  Report   4× 
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
11:30
France   25–26   Russia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Lacrabère 11 (10–15) Kuznetsova 6
  3×  Report   4× 
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
19:50
Argentina   18–26   Netherlands Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Mendoza 3 (9–13) Polman 6
  3×  Report 10×  3× 

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
14:40
Russia   36–34   Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Bobrovnikova, Dmitriyeva 6 (15–18) Gulldén 11
  4×  1×  Report   3×  1× 
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
19:50
Netherlands   32–32   South Korea Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lopéz, Ramírez (ESP)
Broch, Groot 7 (18–17) Gwon 11
  3×  Report   4× 
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
21:50
France   27–11   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Houette 8 (15–4) Campigli 4
  3×  Report   2× 

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
11:30
Sweden   29–29   Netherlands Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Hagman 14 (16–13) Malestein 5
  3×  Report   2× 
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
19:50
Russia   35–29   Argentina Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Vyakhireva 7 (20–18) Pizzo 6
11×  3×  1×  Report   4× 
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
21:50
South Korea   17–21   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Hansen, Gjeding (DEN)
Song 5 (11–11) Lacrabère 7
  1×  Report   4× 

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
11:30
Sweden   25–27   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Roberts 8 (13–15) Lacrabère 8
  2×  Report   4× 
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
14:40
Netherlands   34–38   Russia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Polman 12 (16–17) Ilina 8
  3×  Report   2× 
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
21:50
Argentina   22–28   South Korea Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Mendoza 6 (10–12) Gwon 11
  3×  Report   3× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
16 August
 
 
  Brazil23
 
18 August
 
  Netherlands32
 
  Netherlands23
 
16 August
 
  France24
 
  Spain26
 
20 August
 
  France (OT)27
 
  France19
 
16 August
 
  Russia22
 
  Sweden20
 
18 August
 
  Norway33
 
  Norway37
 
16 August
 
  Russia (OT)38 Bronze medal
 
  Russia31
 
20 August
 
  Angola27
 
  Netherlands26
 
 
  Norway36
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
10:00
Brazil   23–32   Netherlands Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Arntsen, Røen (NOR)
Da Silva 7 (11–12) Polman 7
  4×  Report   3× 

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
13:30
Spain   26–27 (ET)   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Pena 13 (12–5) Lacrabère 7
  4×  1×  Report   2× 

FT: 23–23 ET: 3–4


16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
17:00
Sweden   20–33   Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Gulldén 9 (7–19) Oftedal 6
  3×  Report   2× 

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
20:30
Russia   31–27   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pinto, Menezes (BRA)
Kuznetsova 5 (18–14) Bernardo 8
  2×  1×  Report   3× 

SemifinalsEdit

18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
15:30
Netherlands   23–24   France Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
van der Heijden 8 (13–17) Pineau 7
  3×  Report   2× 

18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
20:30
Norway   37–38 (ET)   Russia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Mørk 14 (16–18) Bobrovnikova 8
  3×  Report   4× 

FT: 31–31 ET: 6–7

Bronze medal gameEdit

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
11:30
Netherlands   26–36   Norway Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Groot 6 (13–19) Mørk 7
 3×  Report   1× 

Gold medal gameEdit

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
15:30
France   19–22   Russia Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Røen, Arntsen (NOR)
Dembélé, Pineau 5 (7–10) Vyakhireva 5
  2×  Report   3× 

Ranking and statisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Russia win first Olympic women's title". ihf.info. 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Norway secure third consecutive medal". ihf.info. 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "IHF referees for Rio 2016". ihf.info. 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ Referees
  5. ^ "Draw for Rio 2016 Handball Tournament". ihf.info. 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Draw for the 2016 Olympic Handball Tournaments staged in Rio". ihf.info. 29 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Rio 2016 releases handball match schedule for Olympic Games". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016.
  8. ^ "At a glance: Participants at Olympic Games complete - tickets allocated". handball-world.com. 10 April 2016.

External linksEdit