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South Korea protest after semis

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Koreans were dejected after losing the semi-final

Norway will face Russia in the final of the women's handball but their semi-final was overshadowed by a protest from South Korea.

The South Koreans were unhappy that Gro Hammerseng's winner in the 29-28 final set thriller was allowed to stand.

The team believed Hammerseng's goal came two seconds after the whistle and as a result they sat on the sidelines for 20 minutes after the match.

Meanwhile, Russia recorded a 22-20 victory over Hungary.

Norway coach Marit Breivik said she was not able to comment on the controversy because of her position on the sidelines at the time.

"It's impossible for me to see, so I have to rely on the officials' table and the judges to make the decision," she said at the post-match conference that the South Koreans boycotted.


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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forFrance 1 0 0 1
Men 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forNorway 1 0 0 1
Women 1 0 0
3 also show each event results forIceland 0 1 0 1
Men 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 1 0 1
Women 0 1 0
5 also show each event results forSouth Korea 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
6 also show each event results forSpain 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

see also
Russia into last four after scare
19 Aug 08 |  Handball
Iceland run ended by South Korea
14 Aug 08 |  Handball
Croatia open defence with victory
10 Aug 08 |  Handball
BBC Olympics blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
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30 Apr 07 |  Handball


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