Fabulous Foppa delivers double gold for France

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Photo: Franck Fife |Getty Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final – France vs ROC 30:25 (15:13)   By Chris O’Reilly Before the game Another day, another final, another repeat of the Rio 2016 final. A repeat in all but name, of course, as we had the Russian Olympic Committee, rather than Russia, but the spirit and the stars of the team were …

Vincent vanquishes semi-final demons

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Photo: F. Coffrini / Getty Tokyo 2020 men’s semi-final – France vs Egypt 27:23 (13:13) By Chris O’Reilly Before the match France have quietly gone about the business at this tournament, winning their group with relative ease and breezing past Bahrain in the quarter-finals. Egypt had already made history at this event with their masterful performance against Germany in the …

Women’s Olympic Handball – Player Ratings – France vs. Netherlands

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Photo: F. Fife / Getty Player Ratings – France vs Netherlands Tokyo 2020 Women’s Quarter-finals – France vs Netherlands 32:22 (19:11) By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: France found their mojo when it mattered most, taking charge of the game early on and taking advantage of Lois Abbingh’s injury to beat the reigning world champions and set up a semi-final date …

Olympic Quarterfinal – Player Ratings Germany vs. Egypt 26:31 (12:16)

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Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Player Ratings – Germany vs Egypt   By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: Egypt stepped closer to history on Tuesday with a dominant performance over Germany, sending them through to the Tokyo 2020 semi-finals and on course to become the first non-European team to medal since South Korea’s women won bronze in 2008. Here are the …

Three convincing contenders to climb the top of the podium

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Tokyo Olympics women’s preview by Chris O’Reilly Sunday sees the women’s handball competition in Tokyo throw-off and just like the men on Wednesday, here is an attempt to rate the chances of each of the 12 contenders before they go into battle in search of unforgettable glory at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Group A: Netherlands, Montenegro, Norway, Japan, South Korea, …

Denmark dream of the double

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Tokyo Olympics men’s handball preview by Chris O’Reilly With the Tokyo 2020(ne) handball event beginning on Saturday, here’s a look at the men’s competition, with the 12 teams pigeonholed into categories which may well come back to bite this writer in the arse come 7 August – but that is what previews are all about. With a gorgeous Yoyogi National …

Player Ratings – Barça vs Aalborg

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EHF FINAL4 FINAL: Barça vs Aalborg 36:23 (16:11) By Chris O’Reilly Six years of frustration come to an end for Barcelona as they complete a perfect season with 60 games won out of 60 with one of their best performances of the season against Aalborg. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the match and the two head …