After the flashy start against Japan (32-21), the Dutch handball players also won the second game at the Olympic Games. South Korea was defeated 36-43 in the Yoyogi Stadium.
The start of the second group match was the same. South Korea, which lost 39-27 against Norway in the first game, did not let the Orange go too far and eventually the Koreans also took a 9-8 lead. However, that South Korean lead was the last time that the formation of national coach Emmanuel Mayonnade was behind. At halftime, the Dutch handball players had created a gap of four points: 15-19.
The Netherlands never ran into problems in the second half. With Lois Abbingh, Kelly Dulfer, Bo van Wetering and Angela Malestein, among others, there were many different goalscorers in the Netherlands, while the Dutch defense managed to keep Ryu Eun-Hee in check.
After the break, there was no stopping South Korea, which became Olympic champions in women’s handball in 1988 and 1992. Mayonnade saw how his team progressed to a resounding victory with an attacking varied game: 36-43. Abbingh was eventually the top scorer with six goals, Malestein was good for five goals. Danick Snelder, Dulfer, Inger Smits and Martine Smeets also each scored four times.
On Thursday, the duel with Angola awaits. After that, Norway and Montenegro will also be played.
In the group stage, the Netherlands still plays against Angola (Thursday 09.15 am), Norway (Saturday 2.30 pm) and Montenegro (Monday 12.30 pm). Four of the six countries from Group A advance to the quarter-finals.
Pool B consists of Spain, Hungary, Russia, France, Sweden and Brazil. The final of the tournament is on Sunday, August 8 at 3 PM local time, so at 8 AM Dutch time.
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Handball players continue to beat South Korea convincingly after Japan | Olympics
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