European women’s handball 2012: Montenegro Norwegian hegemony ends

Hegemony Norwegian women’s handball is over today, or at least has suffered an unexpected trip. Montenegro, a selection of short life so to speak, has surpassed Norway today has registered his first international tournament, the most successful Montenegrin of the sport after they managed a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics, falling precisely against Norway.


Both Norway and Montenegro have given us a final exciting, where equality has been the keynote. At halftime, the score was slightly favorable as Montenegro by 1 goal, but the second time, Norway was able to recover but yes, forced overtime with a goal of Alstad when there were only nine seconds.

The game ended tied at 24 goals, and during the first extension remained equal, thanks again to Norway recovered. And is that Montenegro was reached escape three goals on the scoreboard, goals that were neutralized in the last 3 minutes of extra time thanks again Alstad . The Norwegian player was the top director of the party, with 11 goals, but he could not do anything to avoid defeat in the second overtime.

Interestingly, the second extension was initially dominated by Montenegro, getting to go winning by 1 goal until finally the goals and Bulatovic Knezevic is title given to the Montenegrin. Failures in attack in those last minutes condemned to a selection Norway, used to win the silver medal he knows little.

Montenegro and Norway was the gold silver and bronze went to Hungary. The Hungarian won the consolation final to Serbia by a score of 41-38, in another game that needed extra time to resolve. The scoring ability of Tomori and Redei-Soos, especially of the latter in the hot moments of the match, was the key to the Magyars are back home with no prize medal and leave the hosts.

The final classification of the whole European 2012 is as follows:

  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Denmark
  • Russia
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Ukraine
  • Iceland
  • Macedonia
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