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France wins men's gold
Ingimundur Ingimundarson of Iceland challenges Nikola Karabatic of France, which won its first-ever gold medal in handball
Beijing, China (Sports Network) - France won its first-ever gold medal in handball, taking the men's competition at the Beijing Olympics with a 28-23 victory over Iceland on Sunday.

Bertrand Gille led France with five goals, while Cedric Burdet and Luc Abalo each added four markers. Prior to this gold, the French won their handball medal, on the men's and women's side, with a bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Iceland, meanwhile, was trying for its first-ever gold medal at an Olympics, winter or summer, and couldn't change that in Beijing. Olafur Stefansson scored five goals to lead Iceland, while Arnor Atlason added four tallies.

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