At the end of the suspense. The French women’s handball team qualified for the final of the Tokyo Olympics, defeating Sweden 29-27, after an extremely close match.
After a slow start, the Blues returned to the mark without panic shortly before the 20th minute of play (6-6). The two teams were not separated, before France took over just before the break (15-14).
Badly embarked in the first minutes of the second half, with the Swedes ironed in front, the Tricolores recovered the score after forty minutes, taking advantage of several saves by the substitute goalkeeper, Cléopatre Darleux. He even rocked the game with six minutes remaining, making a double save while his teammates were outnumbered. His action allowed France to take three goals ahead (27-24).
Then blue dominated the end of the game, proving to be effective against goal. Then they were able to let their joy explode, at the moment of the final whistle. Now they have a chance to win the gold medal in two days.
The final will be played on Sunday, August 8 at 8 am The French will face the winners of the match between Norway and the Russian Olympic Committee.