1954 World Men's Handball Championship

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1954 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 13 - 17 January 1954
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Sweden (1st title)
Runner-up  West Germany
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Best player Bernhard Kempa
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The 1954 World Men's Handball Championship was the second team handball World Championship. It was held in Sweden from 13 - 17 January 1954, and the hosts also won the championship.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 39 22 +17 4
 Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 32 36 −4 2
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 21 34 −13 0

Sweden  16 - 8  Denmark

Czechoslovakia  18 - 13  Denmark

Sweden  23 - 14  Czechoslovakia

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 2 2 0 0 47 13 +34 4
  Switzerland 2 0 1 1 20 31 −11 1
 France 2 0 1 1 15 38 −23 1

West Germany  27 - 4  France

France  11 - 11   Switzerland

West Germany  20 - 9   Switzerland

Finals[edit]

5th - 6th Place Match[edit]

Denmark  23 - 11  France

Bronze Medal Match[edit]

Czechoslovakia  24 - 11   Switzerland

Final Match[edit]

Sweden  17 - 14  West Germany

Final standings[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Sweden
Silver medal icon.svg  West Germany
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4   Switzerland
5  Denmark
6  France

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Sweden
 West Germany
 Czechoslovakia

References[edit]

Source: International Handball Federation