World University Handball Championship

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World University Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 World University Handball Championship
2018 World University Handball Championship
SportHandball
FoundedMen — 1963
Women — 1194
FounderInternational University Sports Federation
Inaugural seasonMen1963
Women1994
No. of teams16
Continents5
Most recent
champion(s)
Men South Korea
Women Japan (1st title)
Most titlesMen Romania (7 titles)
Women Russia (2 titles)

The World University Handball Championship is the World University Championship (WUC) in handball competition contested by the men's and women's university's national teams of the member federations/associations of International University Sports Federation (FISU).

The men's tournament which was established in 1963 is the oldest World University Championship in 1994 there was established a women's tournament. Since 2006 both the men's and women's tournaments are held at the same place every two years.[1]

Men's tournament[edit]

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match Teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963[2]
Details

Lund, Sweden

Sweden

West Germany

Romania

Denmark
7
1965[2]
Details

Madrid, Spain

West Germany

Spain

Sweden

France
10
1968[2]
Details

Darmstadt, West Germany

Soviet Union

Romania

Czechoslovakia

Sweden
15
1971[2]
Details

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Romania

Spain
8
1973[2]
Details

Lund, Sweden

Romania

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

West Germany
15
1975[2]
Details

Bucharest, Romania

Romania

Soviet Union

Poland

Spain
12
1977[2]
Details

Warsaw, Poland

Romania

Yugoslavia

Poland

Soviet Union
10
1981[2]
Details

Different Locations, France

Romania

France

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union
12
1985[2]
Details

Darmstadt, West Germany

Romania

Soviet Union

West Germany

Yugoslavia
16
1987[2]
Details

Bucharest, Romania

Romania

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Hungary
16
1990[2]
Details

Groningen, Netherlands

Russia

Romania

Netherlands

Belgium
12
1992[2]
Details

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Austria

Hungary

Russia

Romania
4
1994[2]
Details

İzmir, Turkey

Russia

Turkey

Ukraine

France
13
1996[2][3]
Details

Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Hungary
28 – 22
Turkey

Yugoslavia
33 – 24
Poland
13
1998[2][4]
Details

Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia
34 – 25
Hungary

Russia
25 – 23
Turkey
9
2000[2][5]
Details

Covilhã, Portugal

Hungary
26 – 25
Portugal

Russia
30 – 22
Yugoslavia
13
2002
Brasilia, Brazil
Cancelled
2004[6]
Details

Chelyabinsk, Russia

Russia

Ukraine

Croatia

Japan
8
2006[7]
Details

Gdańsk, Poland

Russia
31 – 30
Georgia

Belarus
35 – 27
Czech Republic
13
2008 [8]
Details

Venezia, Italia

Russia

Belarus

Austria
34 – 29
Turkey
16
2010[9]
Details

Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Hungary
33 – 26
Czech Republic

Serbia
39 – 39
Japan
10
2012[10]
Details

Blumenau, Brazil

Czech Republic
34 – 24
Portugal

Brazil
33 – 29
Poland
10
2014[2][11]
Details

Guimarães, Portugal

Portugal
29 – 23
Brazil

Spain
29 – 28 (PS)
Russia
11
2016 [12]
Details

Málaga, Spain

Romania
28 – 20
South Korea

Spain
29 – 27
Japan
8
2018 [13]
Details

Rijeka, Croatia

South Korea
36 – 31
Croatia

Japan
29 – 24
Portugal
10

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Romania72211
2 Russia5038
3 Hungary3205
4 Soviet Union2406
5 Portugal1203
6 Yugoslavia1146
7 West Germany1113
8 Czech Republic1102
 South Korea1102
10 Austria1012
 Sweden1012
12 Turkey0202
13 Spain0123
14 Belarus0112
 Brazil0112
 Croatia0112
 Czechoslovakia0112
 Ukraine0112
19 France0101
 Georgia0101
21 Poland0022
22 Japan0011
 Netherlands0011
 Serbia0011
Totals (24 nations)24242472

Women's tournament[edit]

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match Teams
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1994 [14]
Details

Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Romania

Hungary
12
1996 [15]
Details

Sofia, Bulgaria

Russia
33 – 22
Poland

Romania
42 – 19
Slovakia
10
1998 [14]
Details

Wrocław, Poland

Netherlands
31 – 27
Romania

Czech Republic
21 – 19
France
11
2000 [16]
Details

Besançon, France

Russia
25 – 23
Romania

Slovakia
28 – 27
Spain
13
2002[17]
Details

Valencia, Spain

Romania
25 – 22[18]
Spain

Czech Republic
29 – 26[19]
Japan
7
2006
Details

Gdańsk, Poland

Poland

Hungary

Lithuania

Japan
7
2008 [8]
Details

Venezia, Italia

Turkey
27 – 26
Hungary

Romania
46 – 32
Serbia
14
2010
Details

Nyíregyháza, Hungary

Hungary
Round-robin
Romania

Czech Republic
Round-robin
Turkey
7
2012
Details

Blumenau, Brazil

Czech Republic
32 – 18
Romania

Poland
41 – 26
Brazil
6
2014
Details

Guimarães, Portugal

Brazil
24 – 17
Russia

South Korea
30 – 20
Romania
11
2016
Details

Málaga, Spain

Spain
20 – 14
Romania

Poland
27 – 26
Russia
8
2018
Details

Rijeka, Croatia

Japan
27 – 19
Brazil

South Korea
22 – 19
Poland
9

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia2103
2 Romania1539
3 Hungary1203
4 Czech Republic1135
5 Poland1124
6 Brazil1102
 Spain1102
8 Slovenia1012
9 Japan1001
 Netherlands1001
 Turkey1001
12 South Korea0022
13 Lithuania0011
Totals (13 nations)12121236

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Slovakia
1994
Bulgaria
1996
Poland
1998
France
2000
Spain
2002
Poland
2006
Italy
2008
Hungary
2010
Brazil
2012
Portugal
2014
Spain
2016
Croatia
2018
Years
 Algeria 8th 13th 2
 Azerbaijan 5th 1
 Belarus 14th 1
 Brazil 11th 8th 7th 4th 1st 2nd 6
 Bulgaria 10th 6th 2
 China 6th 12th 5th 12th 4
 Czech Republic 2nd 3rd 9th 3rd 5th 7th 3rd 1st 7th 6th 6th 11
 Chile 5th 1
 Croatia 9th 8th 2
 Germany 8th 5th 7th 3
 France 5th 4th 10th 3
 Hungary 4th 7th 2nd 2nd 1st 5
 India 7th 1
 Italy 13th 1
 Japan 6th 8th 10th 11th 4th 4th 11th 6th 6th 5th 1st 11
 South Korea 5th 3rd 3rd 3
 Lithuania 7th 8th 3rd 9th 4
 Mexico 6th 8th 2
 Moldova 7th 1
 Netherlands 1st 5th 2
 Norway 9th 1
 Poland 11th 2nd 9th 1st 10th 5th 3rd 9th 3rd 4th 10
 Portugal 10th 1
 Romania 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 7th 11
 Russia 7th 1st 1st 6th 2nd 4th 6
 Serbia 4th 1
 Slovakia 1st 4th 3rd 3
 Spain 4th 2nd 5th 1st 5th 5
  Switzerland 6th 1
 Taiwan 12th 1
 Chinese Taipei 10th 6th 2
 Turkey 1st 4th 2
 Uruguay 6th 11th 8th 9th 4
Discontinued teams
 Serbia and Montenegro 7th See  Serbia 1
Total 12 10 11 13 7 7 14 7 6 11 8 9

References[edit]

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