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Last Updated: Sunday, 29 August, 2004, 15:53 GMT 16:53 UK
Croatia take handball gold
Mirza Dzomba of Croatia
World champions Croatia clinched the gold medal in the men's handball event after fighting back from a half-time deficit to beat Germany.

Mirza Dzomba netted eight times for the world champions as they edged to a 26-24 victory.

The Germans led 12-11 at the break and held the initiative until the 55th minute when goals from Dzomba and Niksa Kaleb pushed Croatia into the lead.

Croatia also won gold in 1996 but did not qualify for the Sydney Olympics.

Russia took bronze after beating Hungary on Saturday.

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