Germany beat Poland 31-25 for men's handball bronze

Germany won bronze in the men's handball tournament Sunday by beating Poland, 31-25.

It was the first Olympic medal for the German handballers since their silver at the 2004 Games in Athens.

Poland led early in the match, at one point establishing an 8-5 lead. But after Uwe Gensheimer's equalizer to make it 8-8, Germany took control of the match and held a 17-13 lead at half time.

The Poles tried to catch up in the second half, but were thwarted by a strong performance by German goalie Andreas Wolff. Towards the end, the Germans widened their lead further to clinch the win.

In the final on Sunday, France will try to win their third consecutive Olympic gold medal against Denmark.

France are the favourites, having also won three worlds and two European titles since the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Last update: Sun, 21/08/2016 - 18:50

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