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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | SPORT-BY-SPORT REPORT : TEAM
HANDBALL

Hungary Leads, Then Holds On

July 29, 1996|Times Wire Services

Eszter Matefi scored nine first-half goals for Hungary, which took advantage of a U.S. mistake for a 30-24 victory that knocked the Americans from medal contention.

Helga Nemeth finished with six goals for the Hungarians, who squandered much of a 19-8 lead, saw the U.S. close to within 25-21 and then lose momentum with six minutes to play when Carol Peterka returned to the court too soon and drew another two-minute penalty on top of her previous punishment.

In other women's games, South Korea led the entire game in a 25-19 victory over Angola; Denmark beat China, 33-21, and Germany beat Norway, 28-23.

* Information in sport-by-sport report on S10-11 is from Times Wire Services.

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