Irina Bliznova Russian Federation

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

06 Oct 1986

Height

1.8m

Weight

73kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

HANDBALL

Irina Bliznova competed in HANDBALL

Did you know?

  • There are seven players on a handball team and each match lasts 60 minutes and is a fast and furious hybrid of football and basketball.
  • The aim is to throw the ball into the opposition's goal. This happens often; as an example, France beat Iceland 28-23 in the 2008 men's Olympic final.
  • Both the men's and the women's Olympic handball tournaments involve 12 teams, divided into two pools of six.
  • The top four countries from each pool progress to the quarter-finals.
  • All pool matches are being played in the brand new Copper Box arena, while medal matches are in the Basketball Arena.

Appearances for Irina Bliznova

Date Event Won
7 Aug Women's Handball Quarter-final 2
5 Aug Women's Handball Preliminaries Round Group A Match 27
3 Aug Women's Handball Preliminaries Round Group A Match 22 Won
1 Aug Women's Handball Preliminaries Round Group A Match 18
30 Jul Women's Handball Preliminaries Round Group A Match 9 Won
28 Jul Women's Handball Preliminaries Round Group A Match 1 Won

Head to Head

Irina Bliznova vs Nina Heglund

Irina Bliznova

Irina Bliznova Russian Federation flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

6

Height

1.8m (5'11")

Weight

73kg

Age

29

Nina Heglund

Nina Heglund Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

Height

1.7m (5'7")

Weight

68kg

Age

23

View the London 2012 medallist table