The French women’s handball team qualified in the final on Friday 06 August 2021 after beating Sweden (29-27). The olive players Krumblholz made a great performance with a decisive Cléopatre Darleux in the goals.
The French defeated Sweden on Friday after a very close game in the Tokyo Olympics semi-final (29-27). They will face Norway or Russia on Sunday in the final.
After winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, the French handballers will compete in a new Olympic final on Sunday in Japan. The Swedes were able to defeat Krumblholz in the pool match (28-28).
With the same coach, Olivier Krumbholz, this selection won from 1999, ten medals in major international events, including a first title at the 2003 World Championship in Croatia and a second, fourteen years later, at the 2017 World Championship in Germany, more than a year after winning the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Exceptionally, the men’s and women’s national handball teams are world champions in the same year. Like their French counterparts in 2010 and 2015, the Bleues held the world and European titles simultaneously in 2018, after their first victory on the continental stage, at home in Bercy on December 16 in the final against Russia. This victory allowed them to qualify directly for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where they have just reached their second consecutive final.