Carol Anne Chenard has biggest task of leading the unofficial opening game, between Brazil – China

Appointments for officials decided for opening round of Rio 2016 group matches.

The appointments have been decided for the opening round of group matches at Rio 2016. Carol Anne Chenard has the biggest task as she leads the unofficial opening game, between Brazil – China.

Chenard is used to the big occasion in the Olympics, she lead the Great Britain – Brazil match in front of 88 000 thousand in London. Otherwise, Ri Hyang-Ok probably has the biggest other game, as the match which gave us probably the biggest shock in Canada, Colombia – France, is repeated a year on.

Kateryna Monzul, one year on from the World Cup Final, referees the United States – New Zealand. The actual opening game, not just of this championship but the Olympics as a whole, Sweden – South Africa, will mean Teodora Albon blows the first whistle in Rio. Canada – Australia will be overseen by Stephanie Frappart and Rita Gani is charge of Zimbabwe – Brazil.

3/Aug, 11:00, Rio de Janeiro, Group E

Sweden – South Africa
Referee: Teodora ALBON (ROM)
AR1: Petruta Iugulescu (ROM)
AR2: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)

3/Aug, 13:00, Sao Paulo, Group F

Canada – Australia
Referee: Stephanie FRAPPART (FRA)
AR1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
AR2: Yolanda Parga Rodriguez (ESP)

3/Aug, 14:00, Rio de Janeiro, Group E

Brazil – China
Referee: Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN)
AR1: Marie-Josée Charbonneau (CAN)
AR2: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
WSU Reporter: Harry (ENG)

3/Aug, 16:00, Sao Paulo, Group F

Zimbabwe – Germany
Referee: Rita GANI (MAS)
AR1: Allyson Flynn (AUS)
AR2: Naomi Teshirogi (JPN)

3/Aug, 17:00, Belo Horizonte, Group G

United States – New Zealand
Referee: Kateryna MONZUL (UKR)
AR1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
AR2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)

3/Aug, 20:00, Belo Horizonte, Group G

Colombia – France
Referee: Ri HYANG-OK (PRK)
AR1: Hong Kum Nyo (PRK)
AR2: Cui Yongmei (CHN)

Best wishes to all the teams!

  1. Author
    Harry 6 years ago

    If anyone has any comments about refereeing in Brazil or just in general, please drop me a question and I’ll respond as best I can!

  2. Asa 6 years ago

    Thank you Harry

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