France takes first-ever Handball gold

  2008-08-24 09:42:08 GMT    2008-08-24 17:42:08 (Beijing Time)    BOCOG

  (BEIJING, August 24) -- A red-hot France took their first-ever Olympic gold by edging out Iceland 28-23 in the Men's Handball gold medal match at the National Indoor Stadium Sunday, August 24.

  Claiming silver, Iceland marks its first ever Olympic medal in history.

  Iceland's Olafur Stefansson scored a team-high of five goals out of eleven attempts while Nikola Karabatic nailed eight goals for the French team.