Beach Handball World Championships

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IHF Men's & Women's Beach Handball World Championships
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Beach Handball World Championships
Sport Beach Handball
Founded 2004
Founder International Handball Federation
Inaugural season 2004
No. of teams 16
Continents 5
Most recent
champion(s)
Men Croatia (2nd title)
Women Spain (1st title)
Most titles Men Brazil (4 titles)
Women Brazil (3 titles)

The IHF Beach Handball World Championships is an international beach handball competition contested by the men's and women's national teams of the member federations/associations of International Handball Federation (IHF), the sport's global governing body.

The tournament was established in 2004, taking place every two years to allow continental tournaments to flourish without the burden of the World Championship qualifiers crowding the schedule every 12 months. The current tournament format lasts over approximately 6 days and involves 16 teams initially competing in four groups of four teams. The group winners and runners-up advance to a series of knock-out stages until the champion is crowned. The losing semi-finalists play each other in a play-off match to determine the third and fourth-placed teams.

The most recent edition was held in Budapest (Hungary), and crowned Croatia as champions defeating defending champions Brazil by 2–0 in the final of men's category. Spain claimed title in women's category by defeating defending champions Brazil in the final by 2–1.[1]

Men's tournament[edit]

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2004
Details

El Gouna, Egypt

Egypt
2–1
Turkey

Russia
2–1
Croatia
2006
Details

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil
2–0
Turkey

Spain
2–1
Egypt
2008
Details

Cadiz, Spain

Croatia
2–1
(p.s.)

Brazil

Serbia
2–0
Egypt
2010
Details

Antalya, Turkey

Brazil
2–0
Hungary

Turkey
2–1
Egypt
2012
Details

Muscat, Oman

Brazil
2–1
Ukraine

Croatia
2–0
Russia
2014
Details

Recife, Brazil

Brazil
2–1
Croatia

Qatar
2–1
Denmark
2016
Details

Budapest, Hungary[2]

Croatia
2–0
Brazil

Qatar
2–1
Hungary
2018
Details

Kazan, Russia[2]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 4 2 0 6
2  Croatia 2 1 1 4
3  Egypt 1 0 0 1
4  Turkey 0 2 1 3
5  Hungary 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
7  Qatar 0 0 2 2
8  Russia 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Egypt
2004
Brazil
2006
Spain
2008
Turkey
2010
Oman
2012
Brazil
2014
Hungary
2016
Russia
2018
Years
 Argentina 10th Q 2
 Australia 12th 12th 11th 12th Q 5
 Bahrain 7th 6th 9th 9th 4
 Brazil 9th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd Q 8
 Croatia 4th 7th 1st 7th 3rd 2nd 1st Q 8
 Denmark 5th 4th Q 3
 Dominican Republic 10th 1
 Egypt 1st 4th 4th 4th 6th 8th 8th 7
 Germany 8th 1
 Hungary 6th 5th 7th 2nd 4th Q 6
 Iran 11th Q 2
 Kuwait 10th 1
 Libya 12th 11th 2
 New Zealand Q 1
 Oman 8th 9th 8th 12th 7th Q 6
 Pakistan 10th 1
 Qatar 10th 7th 3rd 3rd Q 5
 Russia 2nd 9th 8th 6th 4th 7th Q 7
 Serbia 3rd 6th 2
 Spain 3rd 5th 8th 5th 5th 5th Q 7
 Sweden Q 1
 Turkey 3rd 2nd 6th 3rd 4
 United States 11th Q 2
 Ukraine 5th 2nd 6th 3
 Uruguay 9th 11th 9th 10th Q 5
 Vietnam Q 1
Total 9 10 12 12 12 12 12 16

Women's tournament[edit]

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2004
Details

El Gouna, Egypt

Russia
2–1
Turkey

Italy
n/a
Croatia
2006
Details

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil
2–0
Germany

Russia
2–0
Bulgaria
2008
Details

Cadiz, Spain

Croatia
2–0
Spain

Brazil
2–1
Italy
2010
Details

Antalya, Turkey

Norway
2–0
Denmark

Brazil
2–0
Ukraine
2012
Details

Muscat, Oman

Brazil
2–0
Denmark

Norway
2–0
Hungary
2014
Details

Recife, Brazil

Brazil
2–0
Hungary

Norway
2–1
Ukraine
2016
Details

Budapest, Hungary[2]

Spain
2–1
Brazil

Norway
2–1
Hungary
2018
Details

Kazan, Russia[2]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 3 1 2 6
2  Spain 1 1 0 2
3  Norway 1 0 3 4
4  Russia 1 0 1 2
5  Croatia 1 0 0 1
6  Denmark 0 2 0 2
7  Germany 0 1 0 1
 Hungary 0 1 0 1
 Turkey 0 1 0 1
10  Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Egypt
2004
Brazil
2006
Spain
2008
Turkey
2010
Oman
2012
Brazil
2014
Hungary
2016
Russia
2018
Years
 Argentina 11th 7th 2
 Australia 8th 12th 8th Q 4
 Brazil 6th 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd Q 8
 Bulgaria 4th 1
 China 12th 11th 9th 3
 Chinese Taipei 10th 6th Q 3
 Croatia 4th 6th 1st 6th 5th 5
 Denmark 2nd 2nd 7th Q 4
 Dominican Republic 10th 11th 2
 France Q 1
 Germany 2nd 1
 Greece Q 1
 Hong Kong 8th 1
 Hungary 5th 7th 7th 4th 2nd 4th 6
 Italy 3rd 8th 4th 8th 7th 6th 5th 7
 Japan 7th 10th 2
 Macedonia 10th 1
 Mexico Q 1
 New Zealand 12th 1
 Norway 6th 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd Q 6
 Paraguay Q 1
 Poland 10th 10th Q 3
 Russia 1st 3rd 5th Q 4
 Serbia 8th 1
 Singapore 12th 1
 Spain 2nd 9th 5th 1st Q 5
 Thailand 11th 9th 9th Q 4
 Tunisia 12th 1
 Turkey 2nd 5th 5th 3
 Ukraine 9th 4th 4th 3
 United States Q 1
 Uruguay 9th 7th 6th 8th 11th Q 6
 Vietnam Q 1
Total 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 16

Overall medal count[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Brazil Brazil 7 3 2 12
2 Croatia Croatia 3 1 1 5
3 Spain Spain 1 1 1 3
4 Norway Norway 1 0 3 4
5 Russia Russia 1 0 2 3
6 Egypt Egypt 1 0 0 1
7 Turkey Turkey 0 3 1 4
8 Denmark Denmark 0 2 0 2
Hungary Hungary 0 2 0 2
10 Germany Germany 0 1 0 1
Ukraine Ukraine 0 1 0 1
12 Qatar Qatar 0 0 2 2
13 Italy Italy 0 0 1 1
Serbia Serbia 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's and Women's Beach Handball World Championships". IHF. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Budapest and Sochi to host the next two Beach Handball World Championships". ihf.info. 20 February 2015.