France had never won a Gold medal in Women’s handball and the stakes were high for the Women’s team of France as Men’s handball team have already triumphed the field by defeating Denmark with a close encounter of 25-23.
The game was a tough one as after the first half the scores were 15-13 lead in France favour and both teams were playing their best Game but somehow a better position, as well as possession, was in the favour of the French team. They shifted the gears in the 43rd minute and took the lead of 4 points with 20-16 on the scorecard.
In their previous meeting at the group stage ROC took over the game by a solitary goal but it was not their day in the Final. It is the first time after 1984 Los Angeles that both Men’s and Women’s have won the Finals belonging to the same country. It’s a moment of joy and pride all around for France and it can be called a French Revolution in Sports.
The Soviet Union had this record under their name before Yugoslavia nearly four decades ago. Norway dominated their opponent Sweden in the Bronze medal match by winning the match with a huge margin of 36-19.
— Esprit Handball Caisse d’Epargne (@EspritHandball) August 8, 2021