Beach Handball WCh in Oman: Brasil takes two golds! | Handball Planet

Beach Handball WCh in Oman: Brasil takes two golds!

It is time for Carnival on the coast of the Oman. Brazil grabbed both titles in the V Beach Handball World Championships.  Four years ago was the last time that one country grabbed both titles in the Championship, which came to an end on 13 July 2012 in Al Mussanah Sports City, Oman. Brazil defended his title in the men’s final and beat underdog Ukraine with 2:1.

The final match day ended with a thrilling men’s final match in front of a full stadium. The boys from the Ukraine won the first half after the golden goal with 19:18. But in the second halftime the favorites found to their shape and won with 18:15. So the thrilling shootouts had to decide this tournament. The Brazilian goalkeeper advanced to the hero of his team: Jaime Torres saved three shoots from the Ukrainian. This was the decision.

In the women’s final, which had taken place just previously to the men’s final, the Brazilian team took an easy victory against Denmark. The Scandinavians played without any chances and a difficult tactic plan, which did not work. So the most valuable player of the tournament, Patricia Scheppa from Brazil, scored goal by goal. Brazil won 2:0: The greatest triumph on beach for the Pan-Americans since the World Championships 2006 in Rio de Janeiro. 

All teams were celebrating throughout the whole closing ceremony and were presented with their trophies by H.E. Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Saadi, the Minister of Sports Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman and IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa, who thanked the local organizers for their great efforts that made this fantastic event possible.

Earlier on the final day, Croatia beat Russia in the men’s consolation final with 2:0 and the dethroned World Champion Norway defeated Hungary in the women’s match for the third place with 2:0.

Final placement

Women’s tournament:

Gold                            Brazil

Silver                         Denmark

Bronze                       Norway

4th                                Hungary

5th                                Croatia

6th                                Uruguay

7th                                Italy

8th                                Australia

9th                                China

10th                              Poland

11th                              Thailand

12th                              Singapore

Men’s tournament:

Gold                           Brazil

Silver                         Ukraine

Bronze                       Croatia


4th                                Russia

5th                                Spain

6th                                Egypt

7th                                Qatar

8th                                Oman

9th                                Bahrain

10th                              IOC

11th                              Uruguay

12th                              Australia

photo and text: IHF

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