Olympic Qualification Tournament 1. in Metz: Netherlands, France, Tunisia and Japan
Japan – Tunisia 37 – 20(19 – 8)
Topscorers: Shio Fudji (JPN) 8 goals and Amal Hamrouni (TUN) 7 goals
France -Netherlands 17 – 24 (7 – 9)
Topscorers: (FRA) and (NED)
Best player of the match: Tess Wester(NED) goalkeeper
These two teams were clear favourites before the QT to take the two spots to Rio 2016.It was a close encounter, 4-4 afte almost 20 minutes of play, but Dutch team ad the lead after the first half. In the second half the game was again tight, bit Netherland built up gradually a solid lead which France could not equalize and Hank Groener’s team grabbed the two points and made a big step toward Rio de Janeiro.
Netherland – Japan 33 – 25 (15 – 16)
Topscorers: Angela Malestein (NED) 8 goals and Aya Yokoshima (JPN) 7 goals
France – Tunisia 33 – 15 (20 – 6)
Topscorers: Manon Houette (FRA) 8 goals and Manel Kouki, Chaima Jouini, Oumayma Dardour(TUN) 3 goals each
Tunisia – Netherland 20 – 46 (10 – 27)
Topscorers: Manel Kouki, Oumayma Dardour, Sirine Fahrani (TUN) 3 goals each and Lois Abbingh(NED) 8 goals
Player of the match: Lois Abbingh(NED)
Netherland met no problem against Tunisia, as the result shows they made an easy game, with many goals. Beside Abbingh, Yvette Broch and Linn Lnippenborg had scored seven goals each and Jurswailly Luciano netted six times.
France – Japan 25 – 17 (11 – 7)
Topscorers: Allison Pineau (FRA) 7 goals and Fuji Shio (JPN) 5 goals
Player of the match: Allison Pineau (FRA)
France had to struggle in the start of the game with Japan, 3-3 than 4-4 afte ten mintes, but afte first quarter Krumbholz and his team broke the code of Japanese play and took a clear victory. With this France booked the last ticket to Rio.