Denmark seal biggest win in two years. Denmark are usually one of the best attacks in women’s handball, but have not scored this many goals since October 2013, when they put 42 past Austria. There were growing pains in the first game against Austria last week, but this was more like a friendly game for the Danish side.
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic men’s handball tournament has become something of a Mikkel Hansen show. The three-time world championship MVP scored 12 goals to lead Denmark to a 27-23 semifinal victory over Spain. The gold medal game on Saturday will be against France in a rematch of the 2016 final in Rio de Janeiro.
Spain, Denmark and Croatia all won their second pool matches at the World Handball Championships on Saturday while Poland, bronze medallists last time out, suffered a damaging 28-24 defeat to Brazil.
Matthias Gidsel made his debut for Denmark's handball team just eight months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but by the end of the tournament he was an Olympic silver medallist, tournament Most Valuable Player, world champion, and second-top scorer behind Mikkel Hansen.
Denmark battled past European title holders Spain on Thursday to book their place in the men's handball final. Self-named 'Les Experts,' the French men’s team earlier overcame dark horse Egypt 27-23 at the Yoyogi National Stadium to reach their fourth consecutive Olympic final.
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Egypt and Denmark gave the world one of the most exciting and thrilling handball matches on Wednesday evening at the IHF Men’s Handball World Championship – Egypt 2021. The quarterfinal event saw the Pharaohs miss out on the semi-finals to reigning world champion after a penalty shootout that eventually saw the match end in Denmark’s favour at 39-38.
With the win, Denmark advanced its record to 3-0 in Group B, making it the first country to reach three wins in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bahrain men's handball, on the other hand, which has now lost three consecutive games, suffered its first loss by more than a goal.
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