IHF World Women's Handball Championship

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IHF World Women's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 World Women's Handball Championship
Sport Handball
Founded 1957
No. of teams 24
Continent International (IHF)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Norway (3rd title)
Most titles  Russia (4 titles)

The IHF World Women's Handball Championship has been organized by the International Handball Federation since 1957.

Championships[edit]

Only 4 teams participated in the first championship, this number grew to the present 24 which was introduced in 1997. In 1977 a B tournament was introduced and later in 1986 a C-tournament which served as qualification for the real championship or A-tournament. The B and C tournament qualifications were replaced by the present qualification system in 1993.[1] From 1993 it has been held every other year, between 1978 and 1990 it was held every fourth alternating with the Olympic tournament (introduced for women handball in 1976), and before that it was held more irregularly.[citation needed] The first five tournaments were held in the summer or early fall whereas the rest has been held in November or December.[1]

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1957
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia
7–1
Hungary

Yugoslavia
9–6
West Germany
9
1962
Details
Romania
Romania

Romania
8–5
Denmark

Czechoslovakia
6–5
Yugoslavia
9
1965
Details
West Germany
West Germany

Hungary
5–3
Yugoslavia

West Germany
11–10
Czechoslovakia
8
1971
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

East Germany
11–8
Yugoslavia

Hungary
12–11
Romania
9
1973
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia
16–11
Romania

Soviet Union
20–12
Hungary
12
1975
Details
Soviet Union
Soviet Union

East Germany
Round-robin
Soviet Union

Hungary
Round-robin
Romania
12
1978
Details
Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia

East Germany
Round-robin
Soviet Union

Hungary
Round-robin
Czechoslovakia
12
1982
Details
Hungary
Hungary

Soviet Union
Round-robin
Hungary

Yugoslavia
Round-robin
East Germany
12
1986
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Soviet Union
30–22
Czechoslovakia

Norway
23–19
East Germany
16
1990
Details
South Korea
South Korea

Soviet Union
24–22
Yugoslavia

East Germany
25–19
West Germany
16
1993
Details
Norway
Norway

Germany
22–21 (ET)
Denmark

Norway
20–19
Romania
16
1995
Details
Austria Hungary
Austria / Hungary

South Korea
25–20
Hungary

Denmark
25–14
Norway
20
1997
Details
Germany
Germany

Denmark
33–20
Norway

Germany
27–25
Russia
24
1999
Details
Denmark Norway
Denmark / Norway

Norway
25–24 (2ET)
France

Austria
31–28 (ET)
Romania
24
2001
Details
Italy
Italy

Russia
30–25
Norway

Yugoslavia
42–40
Denmark
24
2003
Details
Croatia
Croatia

France
32–29 (ET)
Hungary

South Korea
31–29
Ukraine
24
2005
Details
Russia
Russia

Russia
28–23
Romania

Hungary
27–24
Denmark
24
2007
Details
France
France

Russia
29–24
Norway

Germany
36–35 (ET)
Romania
24
2009
Details
China
China

Russia
25–22
France

Norway
31–26
Spain
24
2011
Details
Brazil
Brazil

Norway
32–24
France

Spain
24–18
Denmark
24
2013
Details
Serbia
Serbia

Brazil
22–20
Serbia

Denmark
30–26
Poland
24
2015
Details
Denmark
Denmark

Norway
31–23
Netherlands

Romania
31–22
Poland
24
2017
Details
Germany
Germany
24
2019
Details
Japan
Japan
24

Medal count[edit]

IHF only includes medals won at the indoor championships.[2]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 4 0 0 4
2  Norway 3 3 3 9
3  Soviet Union 3 2 1 6
4  East Germany 3 0 1 4
5  Hungary 1 4 4 9
6  Yugoslavia 1 3 2 6
7  France 1 3 0 4
8  Denmark 1 2 2 5
9  Romania 1 2 1 4
10  Czechoslovakia 1 1 1 3
11  Germany 1 0 2 3
12  South Korea 1 0 1 2
13  Brazil 1 0 0 1
14  Serbia 0 1 1 2
15  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
16  West Germany 0 0 1 1
 Austria 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 22 22 22 66

Participation history[edit]

Source: IHF official site.[2]

Team Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1957
(9)
Romania
1962
(9)
West Germany
1965
(8)
Netherlands
1971
(9)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1973
(12)
Soviet Union
1975
(12)
Czechoslovakia
1978
(12)
Hungary
1982
(12)
Netherlands
1986
(16)
South Korea
1990
(16)
Norway
1993
(16)
Austria
Hungary
1995
(20)
Germany
1997
(24)
Denmark
Norway
1999
(24)
Italy
2001
(24)
Croatia
2003
(24)
Russia
2005
(24)
France
2007
(24)
China
2009
(24)
Brazil
2011
(24)
Serbia
2013
(24)
Denmark
2015
(24)
Germany
2017
(24)
Total
 Algeria 10th 19th 22nd 3
 Angola 16th 16th 13th 15th 15th 13th 17th 16th 7th 11th 8th 16th 16th 13
 Argentina 24th 22nd 20th 20th 19th 23rd 19th 18th 8
 Australia 23rd 23rd 24th 24th 24th 24th 24th 7
 Austria 6th 12th 5th 8th 8th 11th 3rd 7th 11th 13th 16th 10th 12
 Belarus Part of  Soviet Union 16th 14th 2
 Brazil 17th 23rd 16th 12th 20th 7th 14th 15th 5th 1st 10th 11
 Bulgaria 10th 12th 2
 Cameroon 22nd 1
 Canada 10th 15th 17th 20th 4
 Chile 23rd 1
 China 9th 8th 14th 13th 22nd 18th 11th 19th 17th 21st 12th 21st 18th 17th 14
 Congo 12th 22nd 22nd 17th 20th 5
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia 10th 6th 14th 11th 9th 7th 6
 Cuba 21st 22nd 23rd 3
 Czech Republic See  Czechoslovakia 13th 13th 19th 15th 15th 5
 DR Congo 20th 24th 2
 Denmark 5th 2nd 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th 2nd 3rd 1st 6th 4th 13th 4th 5th 4th 3rd 6th 18
 Dominican Republic 22nd 23rd 2
 France 15th 14th 10th 2nd 5th 1st 12th 5th 2nd 2nd 6th 7th 12
 Germany See  West Germany 1st 5th 3rd 7th 12th 6th 3rd 7th 17th 7th 13th Q 12
 Greenland 24th 1
 Hungary 2nd 5th 1st 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 8th 7th 2nd 9th 5th 6th 2nd 3rd 8th 9th 8th 11th 20
 Iceland 12th 1
 Italy 16th 1
Team Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1957
(9)
Romania
1962
(9)
West Germany
1965
(8)
Netherlands
1971
(9)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1973
(12)
Soviet Union
1975
(12)
Czechoslovakia
1978
(12)
Hungary
1982
(12)
Netherlands
1986
(16)
South Korea
1990
(16)
Norway
1993
(16)
Austria
Hungary
1995
(20)
Germany
1997
(24)
Denmark
Norway
1999
(24)
Italy
2001
(24)
Croatia
2003
(24)
Russia
2005
(24)
France
2007
(24)
China
2009
(24)
Brazil
2011
(24)
Serbia
2013
(24)
Denmark
2015
(24)
Germany
2017
(24)
Total
 Ivory Coast 17th 14th 20th 21st 21st 18th 16th 7
 Japan 9th 7th 9th 10th 10th 14th 13th 17th 17th 20th 16th 18th 19th 16th 14th 14th 19th 17
 Kazakhstan Part of  Soviet Union 18th 22nd 19th 22bd 4
 Lithuania Part of  Soviet Union 13th 1
 Macedonia Part of  Yugoslavia 7th 8th 21st 15th 12th 5
 Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro 10th 11th 8th 3
 Netherlands 8th 12th 9th 10th 10th 14th 5th 15th 13th 2nd 10
 Norway 7th 8th 8th 7th 3rd 6th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 6th 9th 2nd 3rd 1st 5th 1st Q 19
 Paraguay 23rd 21st 2
 Poland 7th 7th 8th 5th 7th 6th 13th 9th 10th 8th 11th 19th 11th 4th 4th 15
 Puerto Rico 20th 1
 Romania 9th 1st 6th 4th 2nd 4th 7th 8th 5th 7th 4th 7th 12th 4th 17th 10th 2nd 4th 8th 13th 10th 3rd 22
 Russia See  Soviet Union 5th 6th 4th 12th 1st 7th 1st 1st 1st 6th 5th 11
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia See  Serbia and Montenegro 2nd 15th 2
 Slovakia Part of  Czechoslovakia 12th 1
 Slovenia Part of  Yugoslavia 18th 9th 8th 14th 4
 South Korea 10th 6th 11th 11th 11th 1st 5th 9th 15th 3rd 8th 6th 6th 11th 12th 14th 16
 Spain 15th 10th 5th 10th 4th 3rd 9th 12th 8
 Sweden 8th 13th 6th 11th 8th 13th 9th 9th 8
 Thailand 21st 1
 Tunisia 12th 19th 18th 15th 14th 18th 17th 21st 8
 Ukraine Part of  Soviet Union 9th 13th 18th 4th 10th 13th 17th 7
 United States 11th 11th 16th 12th 17th 5
 Uruguay 24th 23rd 24th 23rd 20th 5
 Uzbekistan Part of  Soviet Union 21st 1
Discontinued teams
 Czechoslovakia 1st 3rd 4th 6th 6th 4th 5th 2nd 9th See  Czech Republic 9
 East Germany 1st 9th 1st 1st 4th 4th 3rd See  Germany 7
 Serbia and Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia 3rd 9th See  Serbia 2
 Soviet Union 6th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st See  Russia 7
 West Germany 4th 8th 3rd 5th 11th 8th 9th 7th 4th See  Germany 9
 Yugoslavia 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 5th 5th 3rd 6th 2nd See  Serbia 10

Largest winning margin[edit]

Margin Winning team Score Opponent WC
48 Hungary  57–9  Australia 2005
45 Sweden  66–21  Australia 2009
41 Austria  52–11  Thailand 2009
40 Russia  48–8  Australia 2009
39 Angola  47–8  Australia 2005
38 Netherlands  53–15  Australia 2011
38 South Korea  50–12  Paraguay 2007
38 Yugoslavia  41–3  Tunisia 1975
37 Norway  48–11  Uruguay 2001
37 Norway  47–10  Australia 2005
37 Russia  45–8  Australia 2011
37 Russia  45–8  Thailand 2009
37 Denmark  42–5  Argentina 1999
35 Austria  45–10  Australia 2009
35 Croatia  44–9  Uruguay 2005
34 Romania  51–17  Chile 2009
34 Hungary  48–14  Chile 2009
34 South Korea  45–11  Australia 2011
34 China  45–11  Australia 2011
34 Poland  40–6  Paraguay 2013

Source: TV2Sporten.no

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Women's World Championships". IHF. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b IHF official site (ihf.info): Page 51: MEDALS TABLE

See also[edit]

External links[edit]