2001 World Women's Handball Championship

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2001 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Italy
Dates 4–16 December 2001
Teams 24 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions  Russia (1st title)
Runner-up  Norway
Third place  Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches 80
Goals scored 4154 (51.93 per match)
Top scorer(s)  Ausra Fridrikas (AUT) 87
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The 2001 World Women's Handball Championship, the 15th of its kind, was held between December 4 and December 16, 2001, and was hosted by Italy, with the final being played in Merano.

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

     Team advanced to the Knockout round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 141 98 +43 10
 France 5 4 0 1 135 102 +33 8
 China 5 3 0 2 130 142 −12 6
 Netherlands 5 1 1 3 117 121 −4 3
 Ukraine 5 1 0 4 120 145 −25 2
 Macedonia 5 0 1 4 110 145 −35 1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 5 5 0 0 135 116 +19 10
 Hungary 5 4 0 1 142 116 +26 8
 Spain 5 3 0 2 136 128 +8 6
 Angola 5 2 0 3 126 116 +10 4
 Romania 5 1 0 4 129 135 −6 2
 Congo 5 0 0 5 95 151 −56 0

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 5 5 0 0 142 107 +35 10
 Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 168 122 +46 7
 Austria 5 3 1 1 146 129 +17 7
 South Korea 5 2 0 3 146 133 +13 4
 Japan 5 1 0 4 115 151 −36 2
 Greenland 5 0 0 5 77 152 −75 0

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Norway 5 5 0 0 175 91 +84 10
 Slovenia 5 4 0 1 147 114 +33 8
 Brazil 5 3 0 2 123 130 −7 6
 Italy 5 2 0 3 109 122 −13 4
 Tunisia 5 1 0 4 102 134 −32 2
 Uruguay 5 0 0 5 90 155 −65 0

Knockout round[edit]

Eight-finals Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
C3  Austria 26
D2  Slovenia 21  
  C3  Austria 26
A1  Denmark 27  
A1  Denmark 30
D4  Angola 18
  A1  Denmark 20
C1  Russia 26  
A3  China 23
B2  Hungary 24  
  B2  Hungary 23
C1  Russia 30
C1  Russia 24
D4  Italy 19
  C1  Russia 30
D1  Norway 25
B3  Spain 25
A2  France 32  
  A2  France 26
D1  Norway 29  
D1  Norway 29
C4  South Korea 25 Bronze final
  D1  Norway 34 A1  Denmark 40
C2  Yugoslavia 33 C2  Yugoslavia 42
D3  Brazil 22
C2  Yugoslavia 38  
  C2  Yugoslavia 32
B1  Sweden 18
B1  Sweden 23
A4  Netherlands 21
Placement matches
C3  Austria 33
B2  Hungary 36   5th position match
  B2  Hungary 30
A2  France 31
A2  France 22
B1  Sweden 21
7th position match
C3  Austria 33
B1  Sweden 31

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

1  Ausra Fridrikas (AUT) 87
2  Leila Lejeune (FRA) 71
3  Natalia Morskova (ESP) 67
4  Kjersti Grini (NOR) 53
5  Åsa Eriksson (SWE) 50
6 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maja Savić (YUG)

 Chao Zhai (CHN)

49
8  Elena Tchaoussova (RUS)

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bojana Petrović (YUG)

47
10  Barbara Strass (AUT)

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Kolaković (YUG)

45

Top Goalkeepers[edit]

# Player Sh Sa Rate
1  Cecilie Leganger (NOR) 297 128 43.1%
2  Jenny Lindblom (SWE) 301 119 39.5%
3  Valérie Nicolas (FRA) 252 86 34.1%
4 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zlata Paplacko (YUG) 241 84 34.9%
5  Nataliya Rusnachenko (AUT) 224 83 37.1%
6  Lene Rantala (DEN) 195 72 36.9%
7  Svetlana Bogdanova (RUS) 165 71 43.0%
8  Nada Tutnijc (SLO) 159 66 41.5%
8  Chana Masson (BRA) 197 66 33.5%
10  Verena Wolf (ITA) 201 63 31.3%

Final standings[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
4  Denmark
5  France
6  Hungary
7  Austria
8  Sweden
9  Slovenia
10  Spain
11  China
12  Brazil
13  Angola
14  Netherlands
15  South Korea
16  Italy
17  Romania
18  Ukraine
19  Tunisia
20  Japan
21  Macedonia
22  Congo
23  Uruguay
24  Greenland

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia
 Norway
 Yugoslavia

References[edit]