After Angola became African champions, the Netherlands still can hope for London 2012.
Dutch women part of the Olympic Qualification Tournament
After the African Championships in Morocco have come to an end, the constellation of the Women’s Olympic Qualification tournaments are finalized.
Thanks to the Angolan victory at the continental Olympic qualification which gives them a straight ticket to London, eight of 12 participants of those tournaments will come from Europe.
The Dutch team were the profiteers of the Angolan victory, as they now snatch a place in Olympic Qualification tournaments.
The Netherlands qualify as the second best ranked team of the EHF EURO 2010 in Denmark and Norway, as Montenegro qualify due to their result at the 2011 World Championship in Brazil and not due to the one from the EHF EURO.
African Championship final ranking
The final ranking of the African Championship (continental qualification for the Olympic Games)
Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments
All three Olympic Qualification tournaments will take place in Europe on 25-27 May 2012, including a very tough Group in tournament 1:
Men’s African Championships
At the same time in Morocco, the Tunisian men qualified directly for the Olympic Games in London as new and old African champion after beating Algeria (qualified for the Olympic Qualification Tournaments) in the final 23:20.
TEXT: Björn Pazen
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