08 Aug 2021

Les Bleus take the men’s and women’s titles in Handball

France’s women's Handball team took down the Russian Olympic Committee 30-25 in the final medal match. In the second half Russians were neck to neck with the French team as the score read 16-16. Thereafter France went on to score six straight goals while goalkeeper Cleopatre Darleux holds down the fort on the other side to put the game out of reach for Russian Players.

In the end, France’s Pauletta Foppa and Allison Pineau scored seven goals each. On Saturday itself France’s men’s team had beat Denmark to claim the first win for the country and now a day later they become the first country to win both men’s and women’s handball events at the same Olympics since Yugoslavia in 1984.