London Olympics: Croatia wins men`s handball bronze

Updated: Aug 12, 2012, 19:39 PM IST

London: Croatia`s men beat Hungary 33-26 Sunday to win their first Olympic handball medal, a bronze.

The Croatians dominated from the start, finishing the first half with a 19-14 lead.

"It is a big thing for our small country and we are proud," Croatia`s Mirko Alilovic said.

Ivan Cupic was the top scorer with eight goals for Croatia, while Gergely Harsanyi scored seven for the Hungarians.

Croatia`s men also played in the bronze medal match in Beijing four years ago, losing 29-35 to Spain.

Sweden and France will fight for the gold later Sunday.