Congratulations Denmark - European Champions
Gold match between
Denmark - Norway: 25 - 22 (13 - 11)
Line Daugaard 7, Rikke Hørlykke 5, Fruelund 4, Karen Brødsgaard
2, Touray 3, Mette Vestergaard 2, Kristine Andersen 1, Ditte Andersen
The dream finals between the old rivals. Denmark has won 3 out
of 4 finals during the past 6 years.The two best teams with the
best keepers and the best defenses meet (and the most enthusiastic
supporters as well)
Denmark - Russia: 22-18 (8-11)
Kristine Andersen 7 (6), Fruelund 6, Daugaard 4, Heidi Johansen
2, Vestergaard 1, Trine Jensen 1
Denmark - Yugoslavia: 28-25 (14-11)
Kristine Andersen 6 (4), Vestergaard 5, Fruelund 4, Johansen
3, Hørlykke 2, Touray 3, Daugaard 2, Trine Jensen 1, Ditte
Andersen 1, Roslyng 1
Denmark -Austria: 26-20 (13-13)
Mette Vestergaard 6, Kristine Andersen 5(4), Daugaard 4, Hørlykke
2, Fruelund 2, Trine Jensen 2, Touray 2, Camilla Thomsen 1, Roslyng
1, Ditte Andersen 1
Denmark - Rumania: 25-23 (14-9)
Kristine Andersen 10 (2), Line Daugaard 3, Trine Jensen 2, Fruelund
2, Rikke Hørlykke 2, Karen Brødsgaard 2, Touray 4
Denmark - Nederlands: 27-23 (15-10)
Daugaard 5, Roslyng 4, Fruelund 3, Mølgaard 3, Touray
3, Brødsgaard 2, Kristine Andersen 2, Trine Jensen 2, Camilla
Thomsen 1, Ditte Andersen 1
Denmark - France: 20-17 (11-7)
Mette Vestergaard 4 (3), Camilla Thomsen 3, Rikke Hørlykke
3, Line Daugaard 3, Kristine Andersen 3 (1), Winnie Mølgaard
2 (1), Ditte Andersen 1, Trine Jensen 1
Denmark- Ukraine: 27-23 (14-12)
Kristine Andersen 8, Mette Vestergaard 5, Touray 6, Karen Broedsgaard
3, Katrine Fruelund 3, Trine Jensen 2, Line Daugaard 1.
Denmark 126-108: 10 point
France 121-124: 6
Yugoslavia 155-129: 6
Rumania 120-124: 4
Austria 126-126: 4
Ukraine 104-141: 0
Norway 135-103: 10 point
Russia 138-116: 8
Hungary 146-142: 6
Czechia. 120-129: 4
Slovenia 124-143: 2
Germany 111-141: 0
Especially goakeeper Karin Mortensen and player Kristine
Andersen have been outshining the others during this championship.
It also has great significance that Lene Rantala has made a quick
come-back, as her long experience can contribute both to the stability
of the team and the performance of her fellow goalkeepers Mortensen
and Nørgaard. Team list.
For photos of Kristine, see also the series from the pre-olympics
in Sydney 2000.
Group A is played in Helsinge-Hallen
Group B in Århus Arena
Group C in Farum Arena
Group D in Århus Arena
Group 1 is played in Århus (Yugoslavia, Denmark, France,
Rumania, Ukraine and Austria)
Group 2 is played in Farum. (Germany, Slovenia, Russia, Hungary,
Semifinals and finals in Århus
There are still tickets available.
Controversial team list
When the team was announced for the European
Championship not everyone were pleased.
For example Mette Melgaard and Rikke Poulsen Schmidt
were not to be found on the list. Instead Lene Rantala made
a surprising comeback, returning just for this one time as a goalie.
Slagelse was furious when their two players, usually on
the national team, were not found good enough for the championship
and blamed Pytlick in a press release..
A new goalkeeper is Louise Bager Nørgaard. Also Camilla
Thomsen will be unfamiliar to most. She is from FCK and 28 years
old. Camilla was taking part in a training tournament in Norway
as replacement for Brødsgaard. She did it so well, that she
was sure to stay on the national team and even push aside some more
experienced players in the struggle for a place on the EC team.
Actually, Camilla has never even been on the youth national team.
Read the news section and team
Problems have occured because the green-yellow floor,
which IHF has used in other countries, was not certified by the
authorities in Denmark - the material is highly inflamable. The
Danish authorites reluctantly accepted it only this Wednesday and
as a compromise, a group of firemen are guarding the court.
Still it looks inappropriate in other ways as it gets slippery
when the hall gets warm. The Scandinavian players have earlier complained
to the IHF about the floor (used in the previous 6 EC) and many
complain now. EHF now promises, this will be the last championship
using this strange "lego" textured floor.
Originally the floor was introduced with the Easteuropean halls
in mind, as they did not have courts marked up only for handball.
But as all the three arenas in DK are built primarily for handball,
the wooden floors are perfect and need no coating. But the EHF stubbornly
still wants the coating kept for now.