16.07.2012, 10:26
Brazilian beach champions

Brazil showed their mettle just when it mattered most

Brazilian beach champions

Brazil have won both titles at the fifth Men's and Women's Beach Handball World Championships 2012 at the Musannah Sports City.

Brazilian men show their class

Brazil showed their mettle just when it mattered most, defeating the strong contender Ukraine 2:1 in the final match of the men's event.

Brazil won 6:2 on penalties.

Ukraine kept Brazil under pressure in the first half of the match.

They won the first period 19:18 with a golden goal strike after the regulation period ended on 18:18.

In the second half, Brazil clawed their way back into the game like true champions, winning 18:15 to ensure the match went to penalties.

Brazilian women take gold in style

The Brazilian women cast a spell on their opponents Denmark in the final, winning 2:0 and taking home the all-important title.

Brazil blanked out Denmark 20:10 in the first period and then showed its dominance in the second period as well, winning 17:14 to wrap up a one-sided win in the final encounter.

All Star team and complete ranking


Goalkeeper: Igor Totic (CRO)
Right wing: Gulliver Wellington (BRA)
Left wing: Said Hamed Saud (OMA)
Pivot: Alexandr Tatarintsev (RUS)
Specialist: Viktor Ladiko (UKR)
Defender: Diogo Vieria (BRA)

Top-scorer: Alexandr Tatarintsev (RUS)
Most valuable player: Viktor Ladiko (UKR)
Fair play award: Spain

Complete ranking

1.    Brazil
2.    Ukraine
3.    Croatia
4.    Russia
5.    Spain
6.    Egypt
7.    7. Qatar
8.    Oman
9.    Bahrain
10.    Athletes from Kuwait
11.    Uruguay
12.    Australia


Goalkeeper: Agnes Gyori (HUN)
Right wing: Patricia Scheppa (BRA)
Left Wing: Millena Braga (BRA)
Pivot: Ana Brustven (NOR)
Specialist: Maj Thornoe Johansen (DEN)
Defender: Anja Daskiljevic (CRO)

Top scorer: Boszana Fekete (HUN)
Most valuable player: Patricia Scheppa (BRA)
Fair play award: Norway

Complete ranking
1.   Brazil
2.   Denmark
3.   Norway
4.   Hungary
5.   Croatia
6.   Uruguay
7.   Italy
8.   Australia
9.   China
10.  Poland
11.  Thailand
12.  Singapore

All the results of the competition can be found here.


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