The Hungarian women’s handball team reached the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer, as Russia defeated Kazakhstan 33-26 in the second round of qualifiers on Saturday in Gyr, and decided that the Hungarians would finish in one of the first two places.
The Hungarian women’s group qualified for the pentathlon again after finishing fourth in Beijing in 2008, and this year it will be their participation in the seventh Olympic Games. Fed captain Gabor Alek’s team defeated Kazakhstan 46-19 on Friday, and beat Serbia 31-23 on Saturday, so the match that starts at 20:30 on Sunday will be without a quota against Russia, Olympic title holders, who have already won the stakes.
Result of the second round, group two:
Hungary-Serbia 31-23 (16-12)
Gyor, behind closed gates, against: Ch. Bonaventura, J. Bonaventura Shots / Goals: 47/31 and 45/23 seven-meter goals: 2/1 and 3/2 Performances: 4 and 6 minutes, respectively
Hungary: Judge – Marton 3, Kovacsics 6, Kisfaludy 1, Tomori, Kiss N. 1, Lukács 4, Exchanger: Szöllsi-Zácsik 7, Szucsánszki 1, Klujber 1, Háfra 2, Helembai 1, Csiszár-Szekeres, Jan Scurhatikl, 4 Captain: Gabor Ilyk’s most enthusiastic Hungarian fans felt their support with the players on Saturday, similar to what they did on Friday, as they greeted the passing team bus with national flags and smoke bombs all the way between the national team’s residence and the Audi Arena. . As is the case on Friday against Kazakhstan, this time Petra Vamos, Petra Tovesi and Melinda Sikora were excluded from the Hungarian frame.
Under the direction of Anikó Kovacsics, the hosts are doing well in defense and attack, who have already proven that they are well prepared for their opponent’s match. After 5 minutes, Bíró Blanka made an excellent save, blocking a Jürgen Schneider shot from the right flank. However, the Hungarian players swung quickly during this period and clinched a five-goal advantage. Kovaciks scored his 300th goal in the national team, and although the Serbs also tried open defense and crushing offensive play, the Hungarians, who still defending themselves brilliantly, confidently advanced 16-1 during the break. In the second half, the Serbian team tried to preserve Marina Dmitrovic’s goals, but his teammates made more and more mistakes, while the home team continued to play collectively as they did last time in the European Championship 2018 in France, so the gap widened further. The opponent – who played for the Russians on Friday night – was tired, so the Hungarian team clinched the match with a chain of 5-1 in three quarters of the match.
And since the game’s image did not change in his hair either, the Hungarians, along the way, won the main match in terms of progress with more confidence than expected. The most successful player for Serbia was Dimitrovic, with six hits. Among the goalkeepers, Szombathelyi KKA Katarina Tomasevic made six, Bíró Blanka 11, Janurik Kinga provided three defenses. In the seventh match between the two teams, Hungary achieved its fifth success with two victories for the Serbs.
Results of the second round, group 2:
Russia-Kazakhstan 33-26 (17-16)
Hungary-Serbia 31-23 (16-12)
I played on sunday:
Serbia – Kazakhstan at 5:30 pm Hungary – Russia at 8:30 pm
Played on Friday:
Russia-Serbia 29-24 (17-13) Hungary-Kazakhstan 46-19 (20-8)
the work: 1. Hungary 4 points (77-42), 2. Russia 4 (62-50), 3. Serbia 0 (47-60), 4. Kazakhstan 0 (45-79) The first two places in the tournament will qualify for the Olympic Games.