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Date: 10/11/2018

The main round of beach handball at the Youth Olympic Games starts today with six women’s teams in contention still for the three medals on offer this Saturday (13 October).

All teams play each other twice today, before their third matches tomorrow.
2018 Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires

Matchday 4: Women’s Main & Consolation Rounds – Thursday 11 October

- Hungary and Netherlands enter main round with four points each, carried over from main round
- The hardest way to a potential podium spot will be ahead for Paraguay and Chinese Taipei, who enter with zero points
- Hosts have to fight hard to ensure they are in contention, they play Croatia and Hungary
- Consolation Round also starts today with teams fighting it out for 7-12 place

For the match schedules and results click HERE and HERE. How to Follow the Games HERE.

Women’s Main Round: Day 1
Host nation Argentina have to make up ground on Hungary and Netherlands in the main round, lying two points behind at the start of play, having taken the same amount through from the preliminary round where they lost their clash against Netherlands yesterday morning.

History could be on their side though as they beat their first opponents today, Croatia, in a shoot-out at the 2017 Women’s U17 World Championship in Mauritius last year and opponents tomorrow, Chinese Taipei as well. But their second match today is against the perfect Hungarians who have a 100% record and are doing justice their position as the best in the world, having won the title in Mauritius.

They start their main round with the lowest-ranked team going through, Paraguay, who managed to get a last-gasp place in the final six thanks to a continental win against Venezuela yesterday.

Netherlands also take a perfect record into the main round, and alongside Hungary are clear favourites to progress, not least with their strong vocal supporters inside Sarmiento Park.

Chinese Taipei do have Pinchin Lin, one of the deadliest strikers at Buenos Aires 2018, having gone into the last match of the preliminary round leading the scoring charts with 60 points, 12 ahead of second-placed Rebeka Benzsay of Hungary.

Matches (all times local)
10:00 HUN vs PAR
10:00 CRO vs ARG
10:50 TPE vs NED
14:30 HUN vs ARG
14:30 TPE vs PAR
15:20 CRO vs NED

Women’s Consolation Round: Day 1
The consolation round starts with teams looking to bounce back from the confirmation that they will not be winning an Olympic medal this time around. With four continents involved – Europe, Oceania, South America and Africa – there is sure to be a mixed range of styles on show as teams aim to grab that seventh spot over two days.

Matches (all times local)
10:00 RUS vs HKG
10:50 ASA vs TUR
10:50 MRI vs VEN
14:30 RUS vs TUR
15:20 ASA vs VEN
15:20 MRI vs HKG