Olympics handball: Norway beat Montenegro to women's gold
Defending champions Norway retained their women's handball Olympic crown with a thrilling 26-23 win against plucky debutants Montenegro.
Montenegro ran the favourites close before succumbing in the final stages of Saturday's gold-medal decider.
Norway's Linn Jorum Sulland scored 10 goals including a vital brace in the last 90 seconds.
Spain needed extra time to beat two-time Olympic champions South Korea 31-29 in their bronze-medal decider.
Norway, also the reigning world and European champions, made a sluggish start at the Basketball Arena as they missed twelve of their first 14 shots.
But Montenegro failed to capitalise, only managing to open up a two-goal lead, and paid the price when Norway started to find the target.
The Norwegians settled down to lead 13-10 at half-time, but any hopes they had of cantering to victory were swiftly dashed by their gutsy opponents.
Montenegro battled back to 20-20 with nine minutes remaining before Norway's quality and experience saw them through.
Meanwhile, Spain and South Korea became the first sides to need extra-time at London 2012 after they were locked 24-24 at the end of normal play.
Jessica Alonso hit the net for 31-29, ten seconds before the end of the second extra-time, to seal Spain's first Olympic medal in the sport.