Historic downer: Worst performance in 23 years

Totalsvigt. So clear at least is the Norwegian Dagbladet, after Norway's håndboldkvinder Sunday morning put a disappointing sentence on their WORLD champions

Historic downer: Worst performance in 23 years

Totalsvigt.

So clear at least is the Norwegian Dagbladet, after Norway's håndboldkvinder Sunday morning put a disappointing sentence on their WORLD championship.

With the defeat of 28-33 to Russia in bronzekampen do norwegians travel home without medals for the second finals in a row.

thus, It is not commonplace for Norway, which has dominated the kvindehåndboldscenen for many years, and it has not happened in 23 years that the Norwegian women have won medals at the two finals in a row.

Last year, it was only for fifth place at the european championships, which was the first time since 2000, that it was not to medal at a european championship.

After Norway had lost the semifinals against Spain there was already a big disappointment in the Norwegian media, who do not put fingers between the top of the defeat.

the Newspaper called it 'grisebank' and the NRK wrote: 'Finaledrømmen was crushed for Norway: - the game Was completely out of the hall'.

Since Norway won their first WORLD cup medal in 1986, it has only happened once before, that the Norwegian women have had to travel home empty handed from two finals in a row.

Norwegians opened best on the measured breeding and was ahead 3-0, but quietly tipped the fight to Russia's advantage. Why would the russians go to the break with a lead of 18-15.

the Norwegians seemed to crack in the beginning of the second half, when the russians built up a lead of six goals.

Norway got a better grip, but the medaljevante norwegians were in the rest of the fight the whole time at least three goals behind.

It is Russia's first WORLD cup medal since 2009, where the russians won his third world championship in a row. The bronze medals crowns a beautiful Russian championship. Apart from the narrow semifinalenederlag to the Netherlands won Russia all its matches at the WORLD cup.

Updated Date: 15 December 2019, 11:01

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