08/01/2012 08:56 EDT | Updated 10/01/2012 05:12 EDT

Brazil beats Britain 30-17 for 3rd straight win at Olympic handball event

LONDON - Brazil continued its winning streak at the London Olympics Wednesday when centre Ana Paula Rodrigues scored seven goals to help the South Americans beat Britain 30-17 in Group A.

It was the third straight win for Brazil, which lacks a medal from a major competition. Russia is the only other team without dropping a point so far. The title favourites were to take on Croatia later Wednesday.

Montenegro recorded its second win after coming back from 13-14 down at halftime to defeat Angola 30-25, marking the third straight loss for the African team.

In Group B, France and South Korea closed in on quarter-final spots, sharing the lead with five points each.

France defeated Sweden 29-17 to leave the Scandinavians waiting for their first point, while 2008 bronze medallist South Korea held defending champion Norway to a 27-27 draw.

Right back Linn Jorum Sulland's last of her 11 goals gave Norway a 27-25 lead, but Jo Hyo-bi and Ryu Eun-hee found the net for South Korea in the closing minutes.