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China ranks sixth at women's handball
China ranks sixth at women's handball
China loses to France 23-31 and ranks sixth at the Beijing Olympics women's handball on August 23, 2008.

Handball remains in Europeans' hand

As the French men's handball side kissed their gold medal, the curtain for the handball tournament at Beijing Olympic Games finally closed here on Sunday. The Europeans maintained their dominance in this sport, with a clean podium sweep.


· France wins Olympic men's handball gold
· Spain wins the bronze at men's handball
· All-Star handball teams at Beijing Olympic Games
· Poland, Denmark take fifth, seventh places men's handball
· Norwegian female coach leads women handball squad to unprecedented glory


Inside This Sport Athletes
The modern game of handball was first played towards the end of the 19th century. [Full story]
· Discipline's origin
· Olympic history
· Playing court
· Equipment
· Rules
· List of events
· Time and venues
Karabatic Karabatic shines as France claims 1st Olympic men's handball title
Denmark wins International Women's Handball Tournament
German women's handball earn berth to Olympics


Gallery >>
  • China ranks sixth at women's handball
  • China downed Sweden 20-19 in the women's handball's 5-8 placement on Thursday. [Sohu]
  • Tian Jianxia of China vies for the ball during Men's Preliminaries Group A-Match 9 between China and France of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games handball event at OSC Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug 12, 2008. France beat China 33-19.[Xinhua]
  • France takes opening win in an injury-torn game

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