Handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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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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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.

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.

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
Women G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

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 Croatia Zagreb
Hungary Budapest
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.

Competition format[edit]

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.

Referees[edit]

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

Rosters[edit]

Draw[edit]

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

Seeding[edit]

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 stage[edit]

All times are local (UTC−3).

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.


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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
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
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

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
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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
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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
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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
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Semifinals[edit]

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
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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
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FT: 31–31 ET: 6–7

Bronze medal game[edit]

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
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Gold medal game[edit]

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
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Ranking and statistics[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 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


Head coach: Yevgeni Trefilov
 France (FRA)
Laura Glauser
Blandine Dancette
Camille Ayglon
Allison Pineau
Laurisa Landre
Grace Zaadi
Marie Prouvensier
Amandine Leynaud
Manon Houette
Siraba Dembélé
Chloé Bulleux
Tamara Horacek
Béatrice Edwige
Estelle Nze Minko
Gnonsiane Niombla
Alexandra Lacrabère

Head coach: Olivier Krumbholz
 Norway (NOR)
Kari Aalvik Grimsbø
Mari Molid
Emilie Hegh Arntzen
Veronica Kristiansen
Ida Alstad
Heidi Løke
Nora Mørk
Stine Bredal Oftedal
Marit Malm Frafjord
Katrine Lunde
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren
Amanda Kurtović
Camilla Herrem
Sanna Solberg



Head coach: Thorir Hergeirsson

References[edit]

  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.

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