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Angola was stopped by Russia before semifinals

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud
Angola was stopped by Russia before semifinals
Ibolya Szekeres

In the last quarterfinal Russia faced Angola, the surprise team of Olympic competition,the African girls managed to beat both Romania and Montenegro in groups and with that send them home.

Russia won every match of theirs in the groups, finishing as the winner of the group B.

The match was an even race in the first twenty minutes, when Russia managed to increase the lead to 13-1ø and to win the first half 18-14.

In the second half  Russia kept the control of the game and defeated Angola in a secure way, which led them to the semifinals, where Norway wil be the opponent.

Final result: 31 – 27

Russia –  Angola 31 – 27 (18 – 14)


Russia: Kuznetcova 5, Sen 1, Akopian 3, Vyakhireva 3(2), Sudakova 4, Bobrovnikova 4, Marennikova 3, Bliznova 4, Ilina 3, Petrova 1

Angola: Machado 3, Bernardo 8(3), Kassoma 1, Kiala 2, Carlos 1(1), Dombaxi 3, Kazanga 1, Venancio 1, Santos 1, Guialo 6 (2)

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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