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The Netherlands beats Belgium 18-17 and becomes new U21 European champion

This last IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2022 will be remembered by all fans after an intense and exciting 3-day tournament in the Catalan city of Terrassa.

The competition format with only 6 teams allowed all squads to play between all them in a unique league. And after day 1 it was clear that the Netherlands and Belgium will be the ones to fight for gold, but the level of both squads was really close and that fact guaranteed an exciting and tight final, as it was in the end. One last goal with 45″ left was decisive to proclaim the Dutch team the new U21 European korfball champion.

The battle for 3rd place was also one of the best attractions of the tournament, with 4 other nationals teams competing very closely and delivering intense, tight and exciting matches. A great spectacle for all korfball fans that attended Can Jofresa’s Sport Complex everyday, and for all those watching the live streams through www.worldkorfball.sport annd youtube.com/ikfchannel.

Catalonia was the final winner of this particular fight for the Bronze medal, after beating Portugal at the end of day 2 by 9-8, and be able to win all their matches, except those against BEL and NED, including the last one on day 3 vs Hungary (15-9). A perfect ending for an extraordinary and historical tournament for the Catalans.

This result forced Germany and Portugal to play on day 3 a decisive final match for 4th place: another great and tight game (16-16) decided by penalties in favour of the Portuguese squad after an exciting golden goal period with no scoring..

The IKF wants to thank all volunteers, teams and organisers for their huge efforts, making this tournament a great and successful event. Korfball is more alive than ever! 

IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2022
From 29 September until 1 October 2022

FINAL RANKING:

1st place (Gold medal): Netherlands
2nd place (Silver medal): Belgium
3rd place (Bronze medal): Catalonia
4th place: Portugal
5th place: Germany
6th place: Hungary

DAY 3 RESULTS:

DAY 2 RESULTS:

DAY 1 RESULTS:

This was a long-waited edition due to the pandemic circumstances and restrictions during the last years, not allowing to follow the regular international competitions schedule.

Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands and Catalonia were playing a unique round that allowed all teams to play against each other to decide this year’s champion. The next generation of korfball starts were in Terrassa to show their best!

The Catalan Korfball Federation was the organiser of this event in collaboration with the IKF and Terrassa’s town hall, and all games were be played at Can Jofresa Sports Complex. You can visit the official website of the tournament (u21ekc.korfbal.cat) to find all the updated information about this event, as well as all the other activities and events planned to enjoy an intense and exciting 3-day korfbal championship.

Fans around the world were able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings.

The event rules, team’s info, photos and players list could also be found on u21ekc.korfbal.cat/matches and on u21ekc.korfbal.cat/teams.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #U21EKC on social media!

You can review again all the event visiting the IKF official social media channels and to enjoy again the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
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DAY 3 IMAGE GALLERY (By korfbalfoto.nl)

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY (By korfbalfoto.nl)

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (By korfbalfoto.nl)

Follow live the IKF U21 European Championship 2022

The Catalan city of Terrassa is hosting from 29 September until 1 October 2022 the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2022. The first days of competion were a total success, with teams and fans enjoying the back to normal competitions with no restrictions.

DAY 3 UPDATED RESULTS & FINAL RANKING:

1st place (Gold medal): Netherlands
2nd place (Silver medal): Belgium
3rd place (Bronze medal): Catalonia
4th place: Portugal
5th place: Germany
6th place: Hungary

DAY 2 UPDATED RESULTS & RANKING SO FAR:

After these last results, the Catalan squad ends in 3r place and the game vs Hungary tomorrow at 17:15h will be irrelevant for the ranking. On the other hand, Portugal and Germany will play earlier at 16:00h for the 4th place. And finally, the Netherlands and Belgium will play at 18:30h “The Final”, to decide which of these strongest two teams becomes the 2022 U21 European korfball champion.

DAY 1 RESULTS:

This has been a long-waited edition due to the pandemic circumstances and restrictions during the last years, not allowing to follow the regular international competitions schedule.

Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands and Catalonia are playing a unique round that will allow all teams to play against each other to decide this year’s champion. The next generation of korfball starts are here to show their best!

The Catalan Korfball Federation is the organiser of this event in collaboration with the IKF and Terrassa’s town hall, and all games will be played at Can Jofresa Sports Complex. You can visit the official website of the tournament (u21ekc.korfbal.cat) to find all the updated information about this event, as well as all the other activities and events planned to enjoy an intense and exciting 3-day korfbal championship.

Fans around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings.

The event rules, team’s info, photos and players list can also be found on u21ekc.korfbal.cat/matches and on u21ekc.korfbal.cat/teams.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #U21EKC on social media!

You can also follow the event on IKF official social media channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY (By korfbalfoto.nl)

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (By korfbalfoto.nl)

The IKF U21 European Championship 2022 is ready to start in Terrassa

From 29 September until 1 October 2022, another edition of the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship will take place in the Catalan city of Terrassa. This has been a long-waited edition due to the pandemic circumstances and restrictions during the last years, not allowing to follow the regular international competitions schedule.

But now, everything’s is set up and ready to receive the 6 national European U21 teams that subscribed to play this interesting and exciting competition. Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands and Catalonia will play a unique round that will allow all teams to play against each other to decide this year’s champion. The next generation of korfball starts are here to show their best!

The Catalan Korfball Federation is the organiser of this event in collaboration with the IKF and Terrassa’s town hall, and all games will be played at Can Jofresa Sports Complex. You can visit the official website of the tournament (u21ekc.korfbal.cat) to find all the updated information about this event, as well as all the other activities and events planned to enjoy an intense and exciting 3-day korfbal championship.

Fans around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings.

The event rules, team’s info, photos and players list can also be found on u21ekc.korfbal.cat/matches and on u21ekc.korfbal.cat/teams.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #U21EKC on social media!

You can also follow the event on IKF official social media channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

DAY 1 UPDATE

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (By korfbalfoto.nl)

The World Games 2022

The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) agreed on April 2nd to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until 7th to 17th July 2022. The korfball competition will take place 13 – 17 July. The Games had originally been planned to take place from 15–25 July next year in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama, USA.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to move the Tokyo Olympic Games to July 2021 made a significant impact on the planning of The World Games in Birmingham. Keeping to the original dates in July 2021 would have meant excluding many athletes and officials involved in the Olympics, and would have led to a potential reduction in public and media interest. When the IOC announced its decision, the BOC urgently set about assessing what alternative dates might be viable, particularly as regards venues and accommodation. Meanwhile, the staff of the IWGA were establishing when the vital services provided by key partners, such as SwissTiming and International Sports Broadcasting, could still be made available.

It soon became clear that only one 10-day period existed in which venues, accommodation and key partner support could be guaranteed: 7–17 July 2022. The IWGA Member Federations with sports on the programme gave their full support to delaying The World Games, and the joint decision of the IWGA and BOC Boards to adopt these new dates was unanimously approved by the federations in a video conference.

Jan Fransoo: “The IKF understands and fully supports the decision made by the IWGA and BOC to postpone the World Games until 2022, and has full confidence that the 2022 Games will be a great celebration of sports. With the Olympic Games being moved to 2021this was the most viable option to do justice to the Games in Birmingham. The IKF would like to expresses its gratitude towards everyone involved within the IWGA and BOC for the quick acting after the announcement of the IOC. Having the new dates for the event available creates clarity and enables us to look at the consequences of this decision for the international korfball competions calendar. The IKF Executive Committee will meet within the next few days to discuss the impact of the new dates for The World Games on the IKF competition calendar for 2020-2023. Also other effects of the current corona crisis will be part of that discussion.”

The new dates for Korfball in the official sports program schedule are 13 – 17 July 2022.

See: Official website The World Games 2022

The eight countries qualified for TWG 2022 after the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in order of the current World Ranking are:

1. The Netherlands
2. Belgium
3. Chinese Taipei
4. China
5. Germany
6. Portugal
7. Czech Republic
8. Suriname

The pools were announced on 26 February, during a live draw on the IKF Channel (see below). The pools are:

POOL A:
– The Netherlands
– Chinese Taipei
– Portugal
– Czech Republic

POOL B:
– Belgium
– China
– Germany
– Suriname

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NED beats BEL in the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 Final!

The gold medal of this IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has its owner: the Netherlands. In today’s final at the spectacular Antwerp’s Lotto Arena, the Dutch team beated by 17-21 the other finalist, the so far invicted national squad of Belgium, in an unforgettable final that will be remembered for many years by korfball fans around the world. Both teams qualified first in their phase groups and easily won their semi-final games. But in today’s final only one team was going to crowned as new European Champion.

For Bronze medal, Germany won England (13-11) in another exciting match between two great squads. These two games were preceded by the POR-HUN (20-10) for 5th place and the CAT-CZE match for 7th place (14-16). Both games were decided in two exciting and decisive final quarters.

IKF EKCA 2021 FINAL RANKING

8th place: Catalonia
7th place: Czech Republic
6th place: Hungary
5th place: Portugal
4th place: England
3rd place: Germany
2nd place: Belgium
1st place: Netherlands

 

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Germany – Bronze medalist

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Belgium – Silver medalist

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The Netherlands – Gold medalist

Fans and supporters around the world can watch again and enjoy all these final games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results and top scorers as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

For 7th/8th place (12:00h): CAT-CZE

For 5th/6th place (13:45h): POR-HUM

Bronze medal game (17:00h): GER-ENG

Final (19:00): BEL NED

 

All visitors and spectators awere welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They were required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. More info on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

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IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 6 – Image gallery

By Gertrude the Vries – Korfbalfoto.nl – Marco Spelten

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Day 5 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021: NED & BEL will play the final!

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has its finalists: the Netherlands and Belgium. Both teams won their semi-final matches against Germany (38-8) and England (24-12) in today’s duels at Antwerp’s Lotto Arena. These two games were preceded by the POR-CAT (20-10) and CZE-HUN (14-16) matches in the fight for the 5th place. An spectacular and exciting first day at the new venue that guarantees four intense and tight duels in tomorrow’s final matches.

Fans and supporters around the world can watch and enjoy all these final games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results and top scorers as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

For 7th/8th place (12:00h): CAT-CZE

For 5th/6th place (13:45h): POR-HUM

Bronze medal game (17:00h): GER-ENG

Final (19:00): BEL NED

For those visitors and spectators willing to come and see all these final matches live at Lotto Arena, they are all welcome and it will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. Tickets can be purchased online on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com (Note from the LOC: Be aware that the times shown on ticket’s sale website are (maybe) the old ones. The right times are shown in the following picture).

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

NOTE: On Thursday and Friday will take place at KBKB headquarters the IKF World Congress. All national korfball federations will attend to vote and talk about the current situation of korfball worldwide and how to face the future and which are the best ways to bring this amazing sport to the top in the next coming years.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 5 – Image gallery

By Gertrude the Vries – Korfbalfoto.nl – Marco Spelten

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Day 3 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021: Semi-finalists are known!

The group phase is over! Day 3 at the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 ended with Germany and England qualifying to play next Friday’s semi-finals at Lotto Arena together with the Netherlands and Belgium (see below the updated match schedule with all the times and duels). Germany defeated the Czech team in today’s 1st game and England had to fight until the last seconds to get the final victory against Portugal.

 

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Tomorrow is rest day for all teams to recover energies for next Friday’s decisive games for places 5 to 8 and the two exciting semi-final games. We say goodbye to Boeckenberg Sportscenter and all the competition is moving to the spectacular and magnificient Lotto Arena. Two great final days that you can not miss!

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com (Note from the LOC: Be aware that the times shown on ticket’s sale website are the old ones. The right times are shown in this picture on top).

Fans and supporters around the world can watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

NOTE: On Thursday and Friday will take place at KBKB headquarters the IKF World Congress. All national korfball federations will attend to vote and talk about the current situation of korfball worldwide and how to face the future and which are the best ways to bring this amazing sport to the top in the next coming years.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 3 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

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Day 2 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

The 2nd day at the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has revealed the first two teams qualified to play next Friday’s semi-finals at Lotto Arena: the Netherlands and Belgium. Today they beated Portugal and Germany and they both lead their groups with 6 points. The others semi-finalists will be revealed tomorrow after today’s results:

 

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On Day 3, these national teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will be playing their last phase group games. Don’t miss the CZE-GER and ENG-POR matches fighting for the other 2 semi-final places that remain still unkown.

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals on Friday and Saturday). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The full match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 2 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

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Day 1 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 started today in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Four intense games were played at Boeckenberg’s Sportscenter with these final scores:

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On Day 2, national teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will be competing again the following games:

official_schedule_ikf_ekca_2021

 All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals on Friday and Saturday). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 1 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

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All ready for the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021!

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 is ready to start in the Belgian city of Antwerp. National teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will compete from 25 to 30 October for the gold medal and become the new European korfball champion.

The Royal Belgian Korfball Federation (Koninklijke Belgische Korfbalbond) is the local organiser of this long-awaited event that was initially planned to take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone it one year, but now the current situation around Europe and the high percentage of vaccinated allow to organise indoor competitions following certain prevention protocols to avoid spreading the virus. These are the reasons why the IKF has been working very hard during these last months to have an accurate IKF COVID-19 protocol which will allow a safe interaction between all participants in the next international events to come.

All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

official_schedule_ikf_ekca_2021

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

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