Handball at the 2011 Pan American Games – Men's tournament

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Men's handball tournament at the XVI Pan American Games
Handball pictogram.svg
Venue San Rafael Gymnasium
Dates October 16 – October 24
Competitors 120 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Argentina
Silver medal    Brazil
Bronze medal    Chile
Handball at the
2011 Pan American Games
Handball pictogram.svg
Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The men's tournament of handball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico began on October 16 and ended on October 24, All games were held at the San Rafael Gymnasium. The defending champions are Brazil, who won the title on home court.[1] Argentina, the winner of the competition, qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain.[2]

Teams[edit]

Qualification[edit]

A National Olympic Committee may enter one men's team for the handball competition. Mexico, the host nation along with seven other countries qualified through regional competitions.[1]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  Mexico
2010 South American Games March 20–30, 2010 Colombia Medellín 3  Brazil
 Argentina
 Chile
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games July 18–25, 2010 Puerto Rico Mayagüez 2  Dominican Republic
 Venezuela
Canada versus United States Series December 21, 23, 2010 [3] United States Lake Placid
Canada La Prairie
1  Canada
Last Chance Qualifying Tournament June 3–5, 2011 Guatemala Guatemala City[4] 1  United States
TOTAL 8
Canada versus United States Series
December 21
6:00
United States  25–21  Canada Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid
Attendance: 250
Referees: Perez (PUR), Guzman (PUR)
Key 5 Bertrand 6

December 23
7:30
Canada  30–23
(ET)
 United States La Magdeleine School, La Prairie
Attendance: 400
Referees: Perez (PUR), Guzman (PUR)
Etter 8 Hines 9

Canada won 51–48 on aggregate and qualified for the games.

  • The second game at the end of regulation was a 25–21 advantage for Canada, thus the game went to overtime.
Last chance qualifying tournament
June 3 Guatemala  12–20  Uruguay Domo Polideportivo, Guatemala City

June 4 United States  23–23  Uruguay Domo Polideportivo, Guatemala City

June 5 United States  38–24  Guatemala Domo Polideportivo, Guatemala City
  • USA advance to the Pan American Games with a better goal differential. Puerto Rico withdrew from participating in the tournament.[5]

Squads[edit]

At the start of tournament, all eight participating countries had 15 players on their rosters. Final squads for the tournament were due on September 14, 2011, a month before the start of 2011 Pan American Games.[1]

Format[edit]

  • Eight teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 4 teams each. The top 2 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • The third and fourth placed teams will play the fifth to eight bracket.
  • In the semifinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B2 and B1 vs. A2
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams compete for the bronze medal.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results.
  2. Goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned.
  3. Greater number of plus goals in the matches between the teams concerned.[1]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament was held at the offices of the Organising Committee (COPAG) for the Games in Guadalajara on July 21 at 16:00 local time.[6]

The competing are drawn to each group by couples. The first team selected randomly in the draw goes to group A and the second to Group B.[6] The pots are based on the performance of national teams in both previous games and their standings in their respective regional competitions.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)[7]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 119 54 +65 6
 Chile 3 2 0 1 101 89 +12 4
 Canada 3 1 0 2 70 113 -43 2
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 68 102 -34 0
October 16
13:00
Brazil  46 – 17  Canada San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Prieto, Gonzalez (URU)
two players, 7 Report Godin, 4

October 16
15:00
Chile  37 – 28  Venezuela San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Perez, Guzman (PUR)
Feuchtmann 8 Report Peñaloza 6

October 18
13:00
Canada  25 – 42  Chile San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Prieto, Gonzalez (URU)
two players, 5 Report two players, 8

October 18
20:00
Venezuela  15 – 37  Brazil San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Perez, Guzman (PUR)
two players, 3 Report Ruy, 7

October 20
13:00
Brazil  36 – 22  Chile San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Prieto, Gonzalez (URU)
Ribeiro, 10 Report Two players, 5

October 20
15:00
Canada  28 – 25  Venezuela San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: De Souza, Paz (BRA)
Etter, 10 Report Perez, 6

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 95 55 +50 6
 Dominican Republic 3 2 0 1 77 79 -2 4
 Mexico 3 1 0 2 78 93 -15 2
 United States 3 0 0 3 73 96 -24 0
October 16
18:00
Dominican Republic  27 – 22  United States San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Martin, Pellerin (CAN)
two players, 7 Report Axelsson, 8

October 16
20:00
Argentina  31 – 16  Mexico San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Sabroso, Raluy (ESP)
two players, 6 Report Acuña, 6

October 18
15:00
United States  19 – 36  Argentina San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Martin, Pellerin (CAN)
Hines, 6 Report Pizarro, 8

October 18
18:00
Mexico  29 – 30  Dominican Republic San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Sabroso, Raluy (ESP)
Villalobos, 7 Report De Leon Castro, 10

October 20
18:00
Argentina  28 – 20  Dominican Republic San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Sabroso, Raluy (ESP)
two players, 6 Report Mirabal, 6

October 20
20:00
Mexico  33 – 32  United States San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Minroe, Marina (ARG)
Bermudez, 9 Report Hines, 9

Elimination stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
October 22
  Brazil  41  
  Dominican Republic  17  
 
October 24
      Brazil  23
    Argentina  26
Third place
October 22 October 24
  Chile  25   Dominican Republic  24
  Argentina  26     Chile  27

Semifinals[edit]

October 22
10:00
Brazil  41 – 17  Dominican Republic San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Minore, Marina (ARG)
Chiuffa, 6 Report four players, 3

October 22
17:30
Chile  25 - 26  Argentina San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Pinto, Meneses (BRA)
Salinas, 7 Report Fernandez, 8

Fifth-Eighth place matches[edit]

October 22
12:30
Canada  26 – 25  United States San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Perez, Guzman (PUR)
Walder, 5 Report Elzoghby, 5

October 22
20:00
Mexico  30 – 25  Venezuela San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: De Souza, Paz (BRA)
Bermudez, 8 Report Two players, 5

Seventh place match[edit]

October 24
10:00
United States  39 – 35  Venezuela San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Paz, De Souza (BRA)
Elzoghby, 7 Report Silva, 9

Fifth place match[edit]

October 24
12:30
Canada  26 - 23  Mexico San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Gonzalez, Prieto (URU)
Bessette, 9 Report Bermudez, 5

Bronze medal match[edit]

October 24
17:30
Dominican Republic  24 - 27  Chile San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Marina, Minore (ARG)
Mirabal, 8 Report two players, 5

Gold medal match[edit]

October 24
20:00
Brazil  23 - 26  Argentina San Rafael Gymnasium
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Three players, 6 Report Two Players, 6


 2011 Pan American Games Winners 

Argentina
1st title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
Gold medal icon.svg  Argentina 5 – 0 – 0
Silver medal icon.svg  Brazil 4 – 0 – 1
Bronze medal icon.svg  Chile 3 – 0 – 2
4  Dominican Republic 2 – 0 – 3
5  Canada 3 – 0 – 2
6  Mexico 2 – 0 – 3
7  United States 1 – 0 – 4
8  Venezuela 0 – 0 – 5

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's  Argentina (ARG)
Gonzalo Carou
Federico Fernandez
Fernando Garcia
Juan Fernandez
Andres Kogovsek
Damian Migueles
Federico Pizarro
Cristian Plati
Pablo Portela
Leonardo Querin
Matias Schulz
Diego Simonet
Sebastian Simonet
Juan Vidal
Federico Vieyra
 Brazil (BRA)
Leonardo Bortolini
Gustavo Cardoso
Fabio Chiuffa
Bruno De Santana
Marcos Dos Santos
Thiagus dos Santos
Jaqson Kojoroski
Fernando Filho
Gil Pires
Felipe Ribeiro
Renato Rui
Maik Santos
Ales Silva
Henrique Teixeira
Vinicius Teixeira
 Chile (CHI)
Guillermo Araya
Felipe Barrientos
Rodolfo Cornejo
Rodrigo Diaz
Emil Feuchtmann
Erwin Feuchtmann
Harald Feuchtmann
Nicolas Jofre
Patricio Martinez
Felipe Maurin
Rene Oliva
Marco Oneto
Esteban Salinas
Rodrigo Salinas
Alfredo Valenzuela

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