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Russia, Norway to play in women's handball final

Russia, Norway to play in women's handball final

Gro Hammerseng scored as time expired to lead Norway to a 29-28 win over South Korea in the Olympic women's handball semifinals.
Norway will play for gold on Saturday against Russia, which defeated Hungary 22-20 in the other semifinal.
Norway led for most of the second half until South Korea's Moon Pilhee tied the score at 28-all with fewer than five seconds to play.
Norway's Hammerseng and Kari Mette Johnson led the way with six goals each. Pilhee scored nine goals for South Korea.
Irina Bliznova and Irina Poltoratskaya both scored seven goals for Russia in its win over Hungary. Timea Toth led Hungary with five goals.
Neither Norway or Russia has ever won gold in women's handball.
South Korea and Hungary will play for the bronze medal.
China beat Sweden 20-19 and France beat Romania 36-34 in two extra periods Thursday to set up the fifth-place match.


Updated : 2021-01-16 04:47 GMT+08:00