Handball Tokyo 2020: competition update at day 8
Egypt got their third win at Tokyo 2020, a huge one against the 2021 World Championship finalists Sweden (27:22). This means they clinch a quarter-final berth for the first time since Sydney 2000.
Denmark’s record in the group phase is still pristine. The defending gold medallists held the upper hand versus Portugal 34:28. Eight points for them in Group B.
Bahrain still dream of a ticket to the knock-out phase after they came out successful from a tough battle against Japan 32:20. The hosts are at the bottom with zero points but still have a slight possibility to proceed to the next stage. But first, they have to defeat Portugal on Sunday.
Sunday, Bahrain will take on Egypt in the second Group B match and 2021 World Championship finalists Denmark and Sweden will meet for the last preliminary round game to wrap up the day. Egypt, Denmark and Sweden are all qualified for the quarter-finals ahead of this round but are playing for the best possible placement on the table.
Norway keep their perfect record and secure first place in Group A after beating the Netherlands 29:27 in the closing game of today’s games at Tokyo 2020.
Earlier on, Montenegro claimed their second victory in the competition versus Korea (28:26) and Angola clinched their first two points versus the hosts Japan (28:25).
In Group B, ROC started off round 4 of games with a nice win against France. Sweden continued their impressive campaign in the second game with a victory again Brazil. And finally, Hungary picked up their first Tokyo 2020 win in impressive fashion against Spain.
Tune in on Monday 2 August for the the last day in the preliminary round
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