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Date: 3/22/2016

This past weekend France, Netherlands, Romania, Montenegro, Russia and Sweden were the final teams to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Women’s Handball Tournament.

They complete the line-up of 12 teams fighting it out for glory in Brazil in the handball tournament to be held at the Future Arena from 5-21 August 2016.

More information about handball at Rio 2016 can be found on the official website at www.rio2016.com/en/handball.

The teams qualified to Rio 2016 include eight from Europe, two from South America and one each from Africa and Asia, they are:

Norway (IHF Women’s World Champions)
Netherlands (First at OQTI)
Romania (First at OQTII)
Russia (First at OQTIII)
Sweden (Second at OQTIII)
Montenegro (Second at OQTII)
France (Second at OQTI)
Spain (Best Continent at Denmark 2015)
Korea (Third Best Continent at Denmark 2015)
Brazil (Hosts/Organiser)
Argentina (Second Best Continent at Denmark 2015)
Angola (Fourth Best Continent at Denmark 2015)

The teams will now wait for the final draw for Rio 2016 to see which group they will be in. For further information on the draw and seedings click HERE and keep an eye on ihf.info.

Overall Statistics - 2016 IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments

Best Attack (Goals Scored): 103 (NED)
Highest Amount of Shots: 155 (SWE)
Best Defence (Goals Conceded): 56 (FRA)
Most Shots Faced: 166 (TUN)
Most Shots Saved: 44 (SWE)
Best Goalkeeper: Marina RAJCIC (MNE) 48% save ratio (14/29)
Top Scorer: Shio FUJII (JPN) – 19
Top Assists: Anne Mette HANSEN (DEN) – 15
Top Scorer + Assists: Isabelle GULLDEN (SWE) – 25

Complete List of Best Player of the Match presented by adidas awards

2016 IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament I – Metz, France
Japan vs Tunisia 37:20 (19:8) - Shio FUJII (JPN), Right Back
Netherlands vs France 24:17 (9:7) - Tess WESTER (NED), Goalkeeper
Netherlands vs Japan 33:25 (15:16) - Yvette BROCH (NED), Pivot
France vs Tunisia 33:15 (20:6) - Laura GLAUSER (FRA), Goalkeeper
Tunisia vs Netherlands 20:46 (10:27) - Lois ABBINGH (NED), Left Back
France vs Japan 25:17 (11:7) - Allison PINEAU (FRA), Centre Back

2016 IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament II – Aarhus, Denmark
Uruguay vs Montenegro 19:34 (10:15) - Majda MEHMEDOVIC (MNE), Left Wing
Romania vs Denmark 32:25 (19:13) - Eliza BUCESCHI (ROU), Left Back / Centre Back
Romania vs Uruguay 36:19 (17:10) - Florina CHINTOAN (ROU), Pivot
Denmark vs Montenegro 22:26 (10:13) - Milena RAICEVIC (MNE), Left Back
Montenegro vs Romania 23:23 (11:15) - Jelena DESPOTOVIC (MNE), Centre Back
Denmark vs Uruguay 38:17 (19:7) - Camila BARREIRO (URU), Right Back

2016 IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament III – Astrakhan, Russia
Poland vs Russia 25:27 (11:11) - Anna VYAKHIREVA (RUS) – Right Wing
Sweden vs Mexico 41:20 (21:9) - Louise SAND (SWE) – Left Wing
Poland vs Sweden 24:30 (12:16) - Johanna BUNDSEN (SWE) – Goalkeeper
Russia vs Mexico 37:17 (17:11) - Vladlena BOBROVNIKOVA (RUS) – Left Back
Russia vs Sweden 37:29 (15:10) - Daria DMITRIEVA (RUS) – Centre Back
Mexico vs Poland 14:36 (5:18) - Agnieszka KOCELA (POL) – Left Wing

For further information on the final ranking at the 2015 IHF Women’s World Championship in Denmark click HERE.

The IHF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments throw-off in April – for more information, click HERE.