Russia won the gold medal in the Women’s Handball event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, August 21 at the Future Arena.
Russia’s Women’s Handball team defeated the French team in the final match 22 – 19 to win its first ever Olympic gold in women’s handball event.
Russia Women’s Handball team had won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
This gold medal is the fourteenth team Russia has won during the Brazil Games. It has also taken a total of 16 silver and 19 bronze medals.
France had to settle for a silver medal after loosing out int he final.
Norway won the bronze medal in the Women’s Handball event defeating the Netherlands 36 – 26 in their bronze medal match.