France claims men's handball gold at Tokyo Olympics

(Xinhua) 13:48, August 08, 2021

France's Ludovic Fabregas (front) competes during the men's handball final between France and Denmark at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 7, 2021. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- France edged Denmark 25-23 in the final to pocket men's handball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Saturday.

France won a record third gold medal in men's handball, and became the first NOC to win five medals in this event.

It was a nerve-wracking duel between the two European sides before France emerged the winner.

Earlier in the day, Spain upset Egypt 33-31 in the bronze medal match. 


(Web editor: Xian Jiangnan, Bianji)


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