Olympic Games

OG 2016: Sweden, Angola, South Korea ready

OG 2016: Sweden, Angola, South Korea ready

We are exactly one month away from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the participants around the world are entering the last stage of preparation for the biggest sports event in the world. Handball teams are not different, coaches are making the final choices about the squads. The Olympic Games are a special event in this aspect too as only 14 players can be named for the matches instead of the usual 16. Recently, Sweden, Angola and South Korea announced the final squad for the Olympics. Sweden will have to play without Johanna Ahlm, the sharpshooter suffered an ACL rupture which will rule her out not only from the Olympics but from the EHF EURO in Sweden too.

Sweden’s squad:
Filippa Idéhn (goalkeeper)
Johanna Bundsen (goalkeeper)
Louise Sand (left wing)
Linnea Torstensson (left back)
Jamina Roberts (left back)
Jenny Alm (left back)
Isabelle Gulldén (playmaker)
Carin Strömberg (playmaker)
Sabina Jacobsen (right back)
Angelica Wallén (right back)
Nathalie Hagman (right wing)
Michaela Ek (right wing)
Linn Blohm (pivot)
Frida Tegstedt (pivot)
Martina Thörn (goalkeeper)
Hanna Blomstrand (right back)

South Korea’s squad:
Oh Yongran (goalkeeper)
Park Mira (goalkeeper)
Lee Eunbi (left wing)
Choi Sumin (left wing)
Sim Haein (left back)
Kim Jinyi (left back)
Kim Ona (playmaker)
Gwon Hanna (playmaker)
Yu Sojeong (right back)
Ryu Eunhee (right back)
Jung Yura (right wing)
Woo Sunhee (right wing)
Yoo Hyunji (pivot)
Nam Yeongsin (pivot)

Angola’s squad:
Cristina Branco (goalkeeper)
Neide Barbosa (goalkeeper)
Teresa Almeida (goalkeeper)
Janeth dos Santos (left wing)
Juliana Machado (right wing)
Azenaide Carlos (right back)
Isabel Guialo (left back)
Vilma Nenganga (playmaker)
Magda Cazanga (right back)
Lurdes Monteiro (playmaker)
Luisa Kiala (left back)
Wuta Dombaxe (right back)
Natalia Bernardo (playmaker)
Albertina Kassoma (pivot)
Liliana Venancio (pivot)


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