Norway - Netherlands 31-23 (20-9).
Norway became world champions after beating the Netherlands in the final of the women's handball world championship in Denmark.
Estavana Polman put the Netherlands in the lead in the first attack, but Norway answered back with Veronica Kristiansen.
It was a tight and slightly nervous start to the match - and Norwegian goalkeeper Kari Aalvik Grimsbø had two fine saves in the first four minutes.
The teams initially followed each other like shadows. The start of the match was characterized by short rapid attacks by both teams, but suddenly Norway had a small lead.
Norway was up 9-4 after 12 minutes - and the Netherlands took timeout.
Then the Dutch had been experiencing a weak period where the important player Polman had to sit on the bench with a sore hand after the player fell.
The Netherlands could not close the gap and Norway was leading relatively comfortable at the break with 20-9.
In the second half, the concentration of the Norwegian players failed, and Norway's 13 goal lead suddenly dropped to seven.
The Norwegians, however, was never threatened and Norway took a well-deserved gold.
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