China – Norway 16:43 (7:20)
After yesterday´s shocking defeat and bad start to the World Championship, Norway massively hit back and outclassed its Asian opponent from China.
From the first minutes onwards, it was clear that the Olympic Champions are going for victory, China was not able to score for 10 minutes, whilst Norway led wonderful attacks one after each other. Katrine Lunde Haraldsen produced heroics between the sticks, the Györ keeper saved in the first half with over 60% efficiency.
Nothing has changed for the second half, China´s powers were empty and Norway continued the high tempo and with their top defense the Norwegians were able to start several counter attacks that they have finished with superb goals.
Kari-Aalvik Grimsbo replaced Haraldsen in the goal and showed a great performance, whilst her country mates were superior and so with this impressive victory Norway has also two points in the bank, whilst China is still waiting for its first point(s).