1997 World Women's Handball Championship

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1997 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Germany
Teams 24
Final positions
Champions  Denmark (1st title)
Runner-up  Norway
Third place  Germany
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches 80
Goals scored 4079 (50.99 per match)
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The 1997 World Women's Handball Championship took place in Germany 30 November – 14 December 1997. It was the first tournament with 24 teams. Denmark won its first title.

Host Cities[edit]

The matches were held in the cities of Berlin, Hanover, Saarbrücken, Hamburg, Sindelfingen, Neubrandenburg and Rotenburg an der Fulda. The semi-finals and finals were held in the Berlin in the Max-Schmeling-Halle.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA DF Points
 Germany 5 5 0 0 153 92 +61 10
 Poland 5 4 0 1 129 114 +15 8
 Austria 5 3 0 2 132 115 +17 6
 Angola 5 1 1 3 126 143 –17 3
 Japan 5 1 1 3 105 130 –25 3
 Brazil 5 0 0 5 104 155 –51 0
GER : JPN 32:17 (16:7) 
AUT : BRA 36:23 (18:12)  
POL : ANG 29:24 (15:10) 
JPN : AUT 16:24 ( 8:13) 
BRA : POL 19:32 ( 7:15)  
ANG : GER 20:32 (11:12)
JPN : BRA 25:21 (10:9)   
GER : POL 29:19 (14:9) 
AUT : ANG 29:22 (13:9) 
GER : BRA 32:18 (17:6) 
ANG : JPN 30:30 (15:16) 
POL : AUT 26:25 (14:11)  
BRA : ANG 23:30 (12:17)  
POL : JPN 23:17 (12:10) 
AUT : GER 18:28 (10:14)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA DF Points
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 146 90 +56 10
 Norway 5 4 0 1 155 93 +52 8
 France 5 3 0 2 140 95 +45 6
 Belarus 5 2 0 3 122 125 –3 3
 Canada 5 0 1 4 77 139 –62 1
 Uzbekistan 5 0 1 4 83 181 –98 1
CRO : CAN 27:14 (16:6) 
NOR : BLR 34:21 (14:12)
FRA : UZB 39:17 (17:8) 
UZB : CRO 15:45 (10:19) 
CAN : NOR 15:32 (7:17)
BLR : FRA 17:30 (10:15) 
CAN : BLR 13:30 (7:10)
NOR : UZB 44:13 (20:5) 
CRO : FRA 21:20 (7:13) 
CRO : BLR 28:19 (12:9) 
UZB : CAN 18:18 (10:8) 
FRA : NOR 19:23 (10:9)
BLR : UZB 35:20 (14:9)
FRA : CAN 32:17 (18:7) 
NOR : CRO 22:25 (11:13)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA DF Points
 South Korea 5 5 0 0 160 101 +59 10
 Hungary 5 4 0 1 156 102 +54 8
 Romania 5 3 0 2 153 124 +29 6
 Ivory Coast 5 2 0 3 121 129 –8 4
 Algeria 5 1 0 4 101 146 –45 2
 Uruguay 5 0 0 5 74 163 –89 0
ROM : ALG 44:23 (25:9)  
HUN : URU 36:12 (19:7)  
KOR : CIV 30:24 (18:12)  
URU : ROM 15:34 (9:14)  
CIV : HUN 21:33 (6:17)  
ALG : KOR 16:35 (5:18) 
ROM : HUN 26:30 (14:19) 
ALG : CIV 20:21 (9:12) 
KOR : URU 35:11 (15:4) 
ROM : CIV 28:26 (12:10) 
URU : ALG 18:29 (5:15)  
HUN : KOR 29:30 (17:16) 
CIV : URU 29:18 (15:6) 
HUN : ALG 28:13 (16:5)  
KOR : ROM 30:21 (13:12)

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA DF Points
 Russia 5 4 1 0 128 111 +17 9
 Macedonia 5 3 1 1 124 115 +9 7
 Denmark 5 3 1 1 161 114 +47 7
 Czech Republic 5 2 1 2 136 145 –9 4
 Slovenia 5 0 1 4 136 158 –12 1
 China 5 0 0 5 118 160 –42 0
MKD : SLO 26:22 (11:11)
RUS : CZE 27:24 (10:12)
DEN : CHN 38:16 (17:9)
SLO : RUS 27:30 (11:15)
CHN : MKD 24:30 (11:19)
CZE : DEN 27:41 (12:23) 
RUS : MKD 22:19 ( 9:8) 
CZE : CHN 30:25 (14:13) 
DEN : SLO 37:24 (22:09)  
SLO : CZE 28:31 (10:18)
RUS : CHN 27:19 (16:7) 
MKD : DEN 25:23 (15:8)
CHN : SLO 34:35 (19:17) 
MKD : CZE 24:24 (9:12) 
DEN : RUS 22:22 (12:12)

Final round[edit]

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
B1   Croatia 30  
A4   Angola 22     B1   Croatia 21  
D3   Denmark 30     D3   Denmark 25  
C2   Hungary 25       D3   Denmark 32  
B3   France 20       D1   Russia 22  
A2   Poland 30     A2   Poland 19
D1   Russia 28     D1   Russia 24  
C4   Ivory Coast 20       D3   Denmark 33
C3   Romania 33       B2   Norway 20
D2   Macedonia 37     D2   Macedonia 19  
A1   Germany 33     A1   Germany 24  
B4   Belarus 23       A1   Germany 23
A3   Austria 18       B2   Norway 25  
B2   Norway 24     B2   Norway 27 Third place
C1   South Korea 29     C1   South Korea 21   D1   Russia 25
D4   Czech Republic 26   A1   Germany 27

Eighth finals[edit]

FRA : POL 20:30 (11:16) 
GER : BLR 33:23 (16:8) 
AUT : NOR 18:24 (12:6) 
CRO : ANG 30:22 (14:8) 
KOR : CZE 29:26 (16:10) 
DEN : HUN 30:25 (19:12) 
ROM : MKD 33:37 (33:37 - 27:27 - 29:29 - 15:13) 
RUS : CIV 28:20 (11:11) 

Quarter finals[edit]

GER : MKD 24:19 (13:7) 
POL : RUS 19:24 ( 8:13) 
DEN : CRO 25:21 (14:7) 
KOR : NOR 21:27 (12:15) 

Semi-finals[edit]

For places 1-4
GER : NOR 23:25 ( 9:11) 
DEN : RUS 32:22 (19:12) 
For places 5-8
KOR : MKD 34:26 (22:12) 
POL : CRO 19:20 ( 8:9) 

Finals[edit]

Place 1-2 NOR : DEN 20:33 (11:14) 
Place 3-4 GER : RUS 27:25 (16:12) 
Place 5-6 KOR : CRO 33:32 (28:28 - 14:15) 
Place 7-8 MKD : POL 36:34 (30:30 - 18:12)

Final standings[edit]

1  Denmark
2  Norway
3  Germany
4  Russia
5  South Korea
6  Croatia
7  Macedonia
8  Poland
9  Hungary
10  France
11  Austria
12  Romania
13  Czech Republic
14  Ivory Coast
15  Angola
16  Belarus
17  Japan
18  Slovenia
19  Algeria
20  Canada
21  Uzbekistan
22  China
23  Brazil
24  Uruguay

World champions[edit]

Lene Rantala
Anne Dorthe Tanderup 
Helle Simonsen
Camilla Andersen 
Tina Bottzau
Anette Hoffman 
Lone Mathiesen
Janne Kolling 
Merete Moller
Anja Andersen 
Gitte Sunesen
Gitte Madsen 
Tonje Kjaergaard
Susanne Munk Lauritsen 
Maybrit Nielsen
Karina Jespersen 

Trainer: Ulrik Wilbek

Top scorers[edit]

1. Indira Kastratovic (MKD) 71 
2. Sun-Lee Man (KOR) 63 
3. Tonje Sagstuen (NOR) 59 
4. Roxana Stanisor (ROM) 57
5. Aleksandra Pawelska (POL) 55
6. Grit Jurack (GER) 54
7. Valentina Radulovic (MKD) 52, Klaudija Subalo (CRO) 52
9. Anja Andersen (DEN) 51
10. Monika Ludmilova (CZE) 50

All Star Team[edit]

References[edit]

Source: International Handball Federation