Norway’s women’s handball team rolled over Sweden in an important match at the Olympics in Rio on Tuesday, dominating play and winning by a score of 33-20. While some Swedish players cried over their humiliating loss, the Norwegians were jubilant and their own opening loss to hometown favourites Brazil was all but forgotten.
Brazil’s team, backed by cheering local fans who booed the Norwegians, had already been knocked out of Olympic competition. Their loss to the Netherlands ended their participation, while the Norwegians went on to win every match since their opening defeat.
That means the Norwegians’ dreams of their third Olympic gold medal in a row live on, after winning in both Beijing in 2008 and London i 2012. They’ll be back in action at the semi-finals on Thursday.