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French handball team qualifies for Olympics

Latest update : 2008-06-01

The French handball team says it is aiming for a medal at the Beijing Olympic Games, just after having qualified for the competition by winning against Spain.

France confirmed their place in the Beijing Olympics handball tournament with a 28-24 victory over 2005 world champions Spain in a qualification tournament on Saturday.

The 1995 and 2001 world champions, who took bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, go through courtesy of a 30-30 draw between Tunisia and Norway, the two other teams playing in the Paris tournament.
 

Date created : 2008-06-01

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