The South Korean movie-inspiring handball women won Olympic bronze after beating Hungary 33-28 in a see-saw tussle.
Korean bronze seals another movie ending
BEIJING // The South Korean movie-inspiring handball women won Olympic bronze after beating Hungary 33-28 in a see-saw tussle. Korea, whose run to the silver medal in Athens inspired the hit movie "Forever the Moment" and sparked a craze for the sport, still looked downcast at the start of the game after losing in the semi-final against Norway. Hungary took the lead in the first few minutes but the Koreans soon drew level and then pulled ahead.
The Hungarians then began to dominate again to take a 15-13 lead into the break, courtesy of four goals from Bernadett Ferling and three from Anita Gorbicz. The second half turned into a neck-and-neck race until the faster Koreans accelerated in the last six minutes of the game and scored six goals in quick succession. A nervous-looking Hungary tried to recover but missed a few opportunities, responding with only one goal, while their team mates on the bench choked back tears of disappointment.
In a movie-worthy finale, Hungary's team dissolved into tears at the sound of the buzzer, while the Koreans burst into cheers and gathered together to throw their coach into the air. *Reuters