The previous gold medal match encounter at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games had been decided in the extra-time by 37-33. Not surprisingly, once again it was the case.
This time, after both teams alternating the leading position on the scoreboard, Korea had the lead at 34-33 with only 15 seconds left to go. Still the Danes would not give up, and with a last chance vital goal, now Denmark and Korea would decide on a penalty shoot-out.
The Danish team kept its nerves and with a 4x2 shootout victory, Denmark was once again the women's handball Olympic gold medalist