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Norway wins in handball, Russia routs Britain

London, England (Sports Network) - After losing its opening game of the women's handball tournament, defending gold medalists Norway defeated Sweden on Monday at the London Games.

Norway lost to France on Saturday but rebounded with a 24-21 win over the Swedes. Also in Group B action, Spain and France tied 18-18 and South Korea posted a 25-24 win over Denmark.

Meanwhile, Great Britain was dealt a 37-16 blowout loss by Russia, who won the silver medal four years ago in Beijing. The Brits, who are making their Olympic debut in this event at these games, have been outscored by a combined 68-35 margin in their first two games of the tournament.

Elsewhere in Group A, Croatia beat Angola, 28-23, and Brazil edged Montenegro, 27-24.

07/30 18:21:27 ET

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