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Photos from final game: Torstein Vegheim
Sweden won the final of the Women’s World Championship in Oslo Saturday, February 22. Sweden won the final game 3 goals to 1 after 1-0 at halftime. Sweden has won nine of the ten championships that have been played since its inception in 2004. Russia won the gold in 2014.
Russia now had to settle for the silver medal in this tournament. Norway took the bronze by a 6-1 victory against Finland in the match for the third prize.
The goal scorers in the gold final:
1-0 (7) Matilda Plan, assist Emma Ahlander
2-0 (47) Matilda Plan, assist Malin Persson
2-1 (56) Diana Lipanova
3-1 (66) Emma Ahlander, penalty stroke
Sara Carlström, Sweden
Malin Kuul, Sweden
Galina Mikhailova, Russia
Tilda Ström, Sweden
Matilda Plan and Tilda Ström, Sweden 8 goals each
Most valuable player
Matilda Plan, Sweden
BEST FAIR PLAY TEAM – Japan
On Tuesday evening the opening ceremony was performed and after that the Mayor of Oslo had invited many guests to a reception in Oslo City Hall. The Championship ends with a Banquette for participants and organizers at Thon Hotel Storo.
Oslo, from 1624 to 1925 Kristiania, is the capital of Norway. The municipality of Oslo is a county of its own, with over 680,000 inhabitants. The city of Oslo encompasses the cohesive buildings in and around the city and has over 1,000,000 inhabitants, while the entire metropolitan area has over 1.5 million. The city’s roots can be traced back to the time around the year 1000 and it became the capital in 1299.
Oslo became Norway’s capital during Håkon Magnusson’s reign as king. He built Akershus fortress and made it his residence. The Oslo people ran successful trade, but were eventually outcompeted by Hansan. During the 16th century, the Oslo merchants recovered from Hansan’s dominance, and shipping and timber trade were expanded.
Several major sporting events take place every year in Oslo, of which the most internationally renowned are the ski games Holmenkollen Ski Festival and the athletics competitions Bislett Games – one of fourteen athletic gals in the competition design Diamond League.
Oslo is also home to the teams Ullern, Ullevål and Ready in the Norwegian Eliteserien for men and for the women’s elite team Ready.
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