Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 6–21 August 2016
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Denmark (men)
 Russia (women)
Runner-up  France (men)
 France (women)
Third place  Germany (men)
 Norway (women)
Fourth place  Poland (men)
 Netherlands (women)
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Handball at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
men  women
Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The handball tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held from 6 to 21 August at the Future Arena in the Barra Olympic Park.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

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 Sun 21
Men G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee might enter up to one men's and one women's team in the handball tournaments. The qualification processes for the men's and women's events were similar. The host country was guaranteed an entry in each event, as was the 2015 World Champion (runner-up if the Olympic host was the champion). 4 more spots were awarded to the winners of continental qualification tournaments (for Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, with the runner-up qualifying if the winner was the Olympic host or the World Champion). Finally, 6 spots were awarded through 3 Olympic Qualification Tournaments. These tournaments were open to the top 6 teams from the World Championship that had not already qualified as well as 6 entrants determined through a complex continental qualification algorithm; the 12 teams were divided into 3 tournaments of 4 teams each, with the top 2 teams in each tournament qualifying.[2]

Men's qualification[edit]

Mean of qualification
Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
2015 World Championship 15 January – 1 February 2015  Qatar 1  France
2015 Pan American Games 16–25 July 2015 Canada Toronto 1  Argentina
2015 Asian Qualification Tournament 14–27 November 2015 Qatar Doha 1  Qatar
2016 European Championship 15–31 January 2016  Poland 1  Germany
2016 African Championship 21–30 January 2016 Egypt Cairo 1  Egypt
2016 Olympic Qualification Tournaments 8–10 April 2016 Poland Gdańsk 2  Poland
 Tunisia
Sweden Malmö 2  Slovenia
 Sweden
Denmark Herning 2  Denmark
 Croatia
Total 12

Women's qualification[edit]

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

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 29 April 2016.[3]

Men's competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of six nations, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Croatia 5 4 0 1 147 134 +13 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  France 5 4 0 1 152 126 +26 8[a]
3  Denmark 5 3 0 2 136 127 +9 6
4  Qatar 5 2 1 2 122 127 −5 5
5  Argentina 5 1 0 4 110 126 −16 2
6  Tunisia 5 0 1 4 118 145 −27 1
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Croatia 29–28 France

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 4 0 1 153 141 +12 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 137 126 +11 8[a]
3  Brazil (H) 5 2 1 2 141 150 −9 5
4  Poland 5 2 0 3 139 140 −1 4
5  Egypt 5 1 1 3 129 143 −14 3
6  Sweden 5 1 0 4 132 131 +1 2
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Slovenia 25–28 Germany

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
17 August
 
 
 Croatia 27
 
19 August
 
 Poland 30
 
 Poland 28
 
17 August
 
 Denmark (OT) 29
 
 Denmark 37
 
21 August
 
 Slovenia 30
 
 Denmark 28
 
17 August
 
 France 26
 
 Brazil 27
 
19 August
 
 France 34
 
 France 29
 
17 August
 
 Germany 28 Bronze medal
 
 Germany 34
 
21 August
 
 Qatar 22
 
 Poland 25
 
 
 Germany 31
 

Women's competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of six nations, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

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.

Group B[edit]

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.

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
16 August
 
 
 Brazil 23
 
18 August
 
 Netherlands 32
 
 Netherlands 23
 
16 August
 
 France 24
 
 Spain 26
 
20 August
 
 France (OT) 27
 
 France 19
 
16 August
 
 Russia 22
 
 Sweden 20
 
18 August
 
 Norway 33
 
 Norway 37
 
16 August
 
 Russia (OT) 38 Bronze medal
 
 Russia 31
 
20 August
 
 Angola 27
 
 Netherlands 26
 
 
 Norway 36
 

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Denmark 1 0 0 1
 Russia 1 0 0 1
3  France 0 2 0 2
4  Germany 0 0 1 1
 Norway 0 0 1 1
Total 5 NOCs 2 2 2 6

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 Denmark (DEN)
Niklas Landin Jacobsen
Mads Christiansen
Mads Mensah Larsen
Casper Ulrich Mortensen
Jesper Noddesbo
Jannick Green
Lasse Svan Hansen
Rene Toft Hansen
Henrik Mollgaard
Kasper Sondergaard
Henrik Toft Hansen
Mikkel Hansen
Morten Olsen
Michael Damgaard
 France (FRA)
Olivier Nyokas
Daniel Narcisse
Vincent Gérard
Nikola Karabatic
Kentin Mahé
Mathieu Grébille
Thierry Omeyer
Timothey N'Guessan
Luc Abalo
Cedric Sorhaindo
Michael Guigou
Luka Karabatic
Ludovic Fabregas
Adrien Dipanda
Valentin Porte
 Germany (GER)
Uwe Gensheimer
Finn Lemke
Patrick Wiencek
Tobias Reichmann
Fabian Wiede
Silvio Heinevetter
Hendrik Pekeler
Steffen Weinhold
Martin Strobel
Patrick Groetzki
Kai Häfner
Andreas Wolff
Julius Kühn
Christian Dissinger
Paul Drux
Women
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 Russia (RUS)
Anna Sedoykina
Polina Kuznetsova
Daria Dmitrieva
Anna Sen
Olga Akopyan
Anna Vyakhireva
Marina Sudakova
Vladlena Bobrovnikova
Victoria Zhilinskayte
Yekaterina Marennikova
Irina Bliznova
Ekaterina Ilina
Maya Petrova
Tatyana Yerokhina
Victoriya Kalinina
 France (FRA)
Laura Glauser
Blandine Dancette
Camille Ayglon
Allison Pineau
Laurisa Landre
Grace Zaadi
Marie Prouvensier
Amandine Leynaud
Manon Houette
Siraba Dembélé
Chloé Bulleux
Béatrice Edwige
Estelle Nze Minko
Gnonsiane Niombla
Alexandra Lacrabère
 Norway (NOR)
Kari Aalvik Grimsbø
Mari Molid
Emilie Hegh Arntzen
Ida Alstad
Veronica Kristiansen
Heidi Løke
Nora Mørk
Stine Bredal Oftedal
Marit Malm Frafjord
Katrine Lunde
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren
Amanda Kurtović
Camilla Herrem
Sanna Solberg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Handball". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rio 2016 – IHF Handball Qualification System" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Draw for Rio 2016 Handball Tournament". ihf.info. 16 February 2016. 

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