Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification

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The qualification for the 2012 Women's Olympic Handball Tournament is held from December 2010 to May 2012.

Qualification summary[edit]

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  Great Britain
2010 European Championship 7–19 December 2010  Denmark &  Norway 1  Sweden *
2011 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 2011 12–21 October  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.
Legend for qualification type
Team qualified to the 2012 Olympic Tournament
Team qualified from the World Championship to the Olympic Qualification Tournament
Team qualified from Continental Events to the Olympic Qualification Tournament

World Championship[edit]

Notes:

  • The six best teams not yet qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games are qualified for one of the three World Olympic qualification tournaments (each one hosted by one of the three best teams).
  • Qualification to the Olympic qualification tournament through the World Championship supersedes qualification through the Continental Championship.
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Spain
4  Denmark
5  Brazil
6  Russia
7  Croatia
8  Angola
9  Sweden
10  Montenegro
11  South Korea
12  Iceland
13  Romania
14  Japan
15  Netherlands
16  Ivory Coast
17  Germany
18  Tunisia
19  Kazakhstan
20  Uruguay
21  China
22  Cuba
23  Argentina
24  Australia

Continental qualification[edit]

Europe (1st ranking continent)[edit]

Notes:

  • Norway is both European and World Champion, so Sweden goes directly to the Olympic Tournament in London on the European Champions spot.
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Romania
4  Denmark
5  France
6  Montenegro
7  Russia
8  Netherlands
9  Croatia
10  Hungary
11  Spain
12  Ukraine
13  Germany
14  Serbia
15  Iceland
16  Slovenia

America (2nd ranking continent)[edit]

  • Winner goes to the Olympic Tournament, the runner-up and third (since Australia placed 24th) go to one of the qualification tournament
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Brazil
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Argentina
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Dominican Republic
4  Mexico
5  Chile
6  Puerto Rico
7  Uruguay
8  United States

Africa (3rd ranking continent)[edit]

  • Winner goes to the Olympic Tournament, the runner-up goes to one of the qualification tournament
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Angola
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Tunisia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  DR Congo
4  Algeria
5  Cameroon
6  Congo
7  Ivory Coast
8  Senegal
9  Egypt
10  Morocco

Asia (4th ranking continent)[edit]

  • Winner goes to the Olympic Tournament, the runner-up goes to one of the qualification tournament
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1st, gold medalist(s)  South Korea 5 5 0 0 183 104 +79 10
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan 5 4 0 1 160 109 +51 8
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  China 5 3 0 2 131 110 +21 6
4  North Korea 5 1 1 3 133 134 −1 3
5  Kazakhstan 5 1 1 3 119 127 −8 3
6  Turkmenistan 5 0 0 5 48 190 −142 0

2012 IHF Qualification Tournaments[edit]

2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3
  • 2nd from World (2nd place World 2011):
     France
  • 7th from World (10th place World 2011):
     Montenegro
  • 2nd from Continent 1 (3rd place Europe 2010):
     Romania
  • 2nd from Continent 4 (2nd place Asia 2011):
     Japan
  • 3rd from World (3rd place World 2011):
     Spain
  • 6th from World (7th place World 2011):
     Croatia
  • 2nd from Continent 2 (2nd place Americas 2011):
     Argentina
  • 3rd from Continent 1 (8th place Europe 2010):
     Netherlands
  • 4th from World (4th place World 2011):
     Denmark
  • 5th from World (6th place World 2011):
     Russia
  • 2nd from Continent 3 (2nd place Africa 2012):
     Tunisia
  • 3rd from Continent 2 (3rd place Americas 2011):
     Dominican Republic

Note :

  • Continents are ranked based on the 2011 World Championship results.
  • If the Oceania representative at the 2011 World Championship had placed from 8th to 12th, Oceania would have earned a spot for IHF Qualification Tournament #3 : Oceania’s representative (Australia) placed 24th so, Dominican Republic, 3rd from Continent 2 (3rd place Americas 2011), are qualified.

2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Montenegro 3 3 0 0 86 67 +19 6
 France 3 2 0 1 74 58 +16 4
 Romania 3 1 0 2 70 84 −14 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 67 88 −21 0
25 May 2012
16:45
Montenegro  30 − 24  Japan Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Eliasson J, Gudjonsson I (ISL)
Bulatović 8 (14–13) Fujii 8
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25 May 2012
19:00
France  24 − 19  Romania Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Gatelis M, Mazeika V (LTU)
Lacrabère 4 (12–9) Meiroşu 6
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26 May 2012
14:45
Romania  23 – 34  Montenegro Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Caçador I, Nicolau E (POR)
Nechita, Ardean-Elisei 6 (13–17) Bulatović 7
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26 May 2012
17:00
Japan  17 – 30  France Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Gatelis M, Mazeika V (LTU)
Kamimachi 5 (7–13) Baudouin 7
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27 May 2012
14:15
Romania  28 – 26  Japan Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 2,800
Referees: Caçador I, Nicolau E (POR)
Ani-Senocico 6 (18–10) Fujii 7
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27 May 2012
16:30
France  20 – 22  Montenegro Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 4,300
Referees: Eliasson J, Gudjonsson I (ISL)
Baudouin 4 (9–9) Knežević 7
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2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain (+3) 3 2 0 1 81 62 +19 4
 Croatia (0) 3 2 0 1 82 72 +10 4
 Netherlands (-3) 3 2 0 1 83 77 +6 4
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 57 91 −34 0
25 May 2012
10:45
Croatia  28 − 29  Netherlands Palacio Multiusos, Guadalajara
Attendance: 800
Referees: Bonaventura C, Bonaventura J (FRA)
Zebić 11 (12–14) Abbingh 10
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25 May 2012
13:00
Spain  31 − 15  Argentina Palacio Multiusos, Guadalajara
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Mangué 6 (15–9) Decilio, Salvado 4
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26 May 2012
10:45
Argentina  21 – 31  Croatia Palacio Multiusos, Guadalajara
Attendance: 500
Referees: Coulibaly, Diabaté (CIV)
Mendoza 7 (10–18) Jovetić, Pušić-Koroljević 5
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26 May 2012
13:00
Netherlands  24 – 28  Spain Palacio Multiusos, Guadalajara
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
van der Heijden, Abbingh 5 (13–14) Alberto 11
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27 May 2012
10:15
Argentina  21 – 30  Netherlands Palacio Multiusos, Guadalajara
Attendance: 475
Referees: Bonaventura C, Bonaventura J (FRA)
Decilio 5 (9–15) Broch 6
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27 May 2012
12:30
Spain  22 – 23  Croatia Palacio Multiusos, Guadalajara
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Martín 9 (10–12) Zebić 8
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2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 0 101 57 +44 6
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 86 72 +14 4
 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 73 81 −8 2
 Dominican Republic 3 0 0 3 58 108 −50 0
25 May 2012
18:15
Russia  41 − 17  Dominican Republic Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 400
Referees: Florescu D, Duta A (ROU)
three players 5 (20–10) Andino 8
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25 May 2012
20:15
Denmark  28 − 24  Tunisia Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 2,500
Referees: Nachevski G, Nikolov S (MKD)
Nørgaard 11 (12−13) Toumi, Chebbah 7
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26 May 2012
18:45
Tunisia  20 – 33  Russia Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 300
Referees: Horvath P, Marton B (HUN)
Toumi 12 (8–17) Chernoivanenko, Postnova 5
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26 May 2012
20:45
Dominican Republic  21 – 38  Denmark Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 880
Referees: Florescu D, Duta A (ROU)
Andino, Pop 6 (13–20) Augustesen, Dalby 6
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27 May 2012
18:15
Tunisia  29 – 20  Dominican Republic Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Horvath P, Marton B (HUN)
Toumi 10 (17–8) Andino 6
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27 May 2012
20:15
Denmark  20 – 27  Russia Gigantium, Aalborg
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Nachevski G, Nikolov S (MKD)
Nørgaard 9 (9–9) three players 4
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