Russia Holds On Tight For Opening Win

  • Posted: Jul 28, 2012
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Russia’s women saw off a spirited fightback from Angola to register a 30-27 victory in the opening Handball match of London 2012 at the Copper Box.

The Europeans, who were silver medallists at the Beijing 2008 Games, were cruising to the points in Group A as they led 19-11 in the early exchanges of the second half, but a golden spell by the African champions saw them level at 23-23.

However, Russia regrouped and flexed their muscles to get over the finishing line by a three-goal margin, Liudmila Postnova top-scoring with five goals and Liudmila Bodnieva, Tatiana Khmyrova and Ekaterina Davydenko all grabbing four. read more

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