Norway takes the gold

Pre-tournament favourites Norway in the end proved too strong for a tenacious Montenegro side in the women’s final last night.  The medal was Montenegro’s first-ever Olympic medal.  Norway struggled to find their rhythm – missing more shots from open play than they scored – but in the end had too much class and emerged 26:23 winners.

The bronze medal match was a classic.  Two periods of extra time were required to separate South Korea and Spain after the Koreans converted a fast-break half a second too late to take the match in normal time.  The final score was 31:29 to Spain as the Koreans notably tired throughout the four demanding periods of additional time.

So, the final standings are:

GOLD – Norway, SILVER – Montenegro, BRONZE – Spain

 

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