IHF Women's Junior World Championship

Short History

     The IHF Women's Junior World Championship is a women's international handball competition organised by IHF. It is a competition for under 20 women's national teams. In 1974 IHF decided to implement Men’s and Women’s Junior World Championships from 1977, and the first edition for women was held in Romania. It takes place constantly every two years in odd years, until 2005 in odd years, from 2008 in even years. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
1. 1977 Romania 30 Sep - 7 Oct 1977 14 nations 37 matches ? venues ? cities
2. 1979 Yugoslavia 13 - 23 October 1979 13 nations 46 matches ? venues ? cities
3. 1981 Canada 17 - 25 October 1981 11 nations 35 matches ? venues ? cities
4. 1983 France 14 - 22 October 1983 16 nations 48 matches ? venues ? cities
5. 1985 South Korea 19 - 30 October 1985 15 nations 48 matches ? venues ? cities
6. 1987 Denmark 23 Oct - 1 Nov 1987 15 nations 48 matches ? venues ? cities
7. 1989 Nigeria 22 Sep - 1 Oct 1989 15 nations 48 matches ? venues ? cities
8. 1991 France 23 Aug - 1 Sep 1991 17 nations 62 matches ? venues ? cities
9. 1993 Bulgaria 3 - 12 September 1993 16 nations 54 matches ? venues ? cities
10. 1995 Brazil 5 - 17 September 1995 20 nations 72 matches ? venues ? cities
11. 1997 Ivory Coast 30 Aug - 10 Sep 1997 17 nations 48 matches ? venues ? cities
12. 1999 China 1 - 15 August 1999 20 nations 78 matches ? venues ? cities
13. 2001 Hungary 29 Jul - 11 Aug 2001 20 nations 82 matches ? venues ? cities
14. 2003 FYR Macedonia 4 - 17 August 2003 20 nations 82 matches ? venues ? cities
15. 2005 Czech Republic 1 - 14 August 2005 20 nations 82 matches ? venues ? cities
16. 2008 FYR Macedonia 21 Jul - 3 Aug 2008 20 nations 82 matches 5 venues 4 cities
17. 2010 South Korea 17 - 31 July 2010 24 nations 98 matches 4 venues 3 cities
18. 2012 Czech Republic 1 - 14 July 2012 24 nations 100 matches 4 venues 2 cities
19. 2014 Croatia 28 Jun - 13 Jul 2014 24 nations 100 matches 4 venues 4 cities
20. 2016 Russia 2 - 15 July 2016 24 nations 92 matches 2 venues 1 cities
21. 2018 Hungary 1 - 14 July 2018 23 nations 85 matches 2 venues 1 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 1977 Romania YUGOSLAVIA Soviet Union Romania
2. 1979 Yugoslavia SOVIET UNION East Germany Yugoslavia
3. 1981 Canada SOVIET UNION Yugoslavia West Germany
4. 1983 France SOVIET UNION East Germany South Korea
5. 1985 South Korea SOVIET UNION South Korea Poland
6. 1987 Denmark SOVIET UNION Denmark East Germany
7. 1989 Nigeria SOVIET UNION South Korea Bulgaria
8. 1991 France SOVIET UNION South Korea Denmark
9. 1993 Bulgaria RUSSIA Bulgaria South Korea
10. 1995 Brazil ROMANIA Denmark Norway
11. 1997 Ivory Coast DENMARK Russia Romania
12. 1999 China ROMANIA Lithuania Denmark
13. 2001 Hungary RUSSIA Hungary Germany
14. 2003 FYR Macedonia RUSSIA Hungary Norway
15. 2005 Czech Republic RUSSIA Norway South Korea
16. 2008 FYR Macedonia GERMANY Denmark South Korea
17. 2010 South Korea NORWAY Russia Montenegro
18. 2012 Czech Republic SWEDEN France Hungary
19. 2014 Croatia SOUTH KOREA Russia Denmark
20. 2016 Russia DENMARK Russia Romania
21. 2018 Hungary HUNGARY Norway South Korea

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 1977 Romania Yugoslavia - Soviet Union 16-13 Romania - East Germany 16-15 Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
2. 1979 Yugoslavia 1. Soviet Union, 2. East Germany 3. Yugoslavia, 4. Hungary
5. Denmark, 2. France
Final round-robin group
3. 1981 Canada 1. Soviet Union, 2. Yugoslavia 3. West Germany, 4. South Korea
5. Denmark, 2. China
Final round-robin group
4. 1983 France Soviet Union - East Germany 22-17 South Korea - Yugoslavia 26-23 Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
5. 1985 South Korea Soviet Union - South Korea 27-24 Poland - East Germany 30-29 (ET) Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
6. 1987 Denmark Soviet Union - Denmark 24-15 East Germany - South Korea 27-23 Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
7. 1989 Nigeria Soviet Union - South Korea 26-23 Bulgaria - Yugoslavia 27-18 Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
8. 1991 France Soviet Union - South Korea 26-25 Denmark - Sweden 25-18 Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
9. 1993 Bulgaria Russia - Bulgaria 24-17 South Korea - Denmark 28-27 Second round 2 group stage
1. go to final, 2. go to 3P match
10. 1995 Brazil Romania - Denmark 28-24 Norway - South Korea 26-24 Romania - Norway 31-23
Denmark - South Korea 27-26
11. 1997 Ivory Coast Denmark - Russia 29-26 Romania - Norway 27-26 Denmark - Norway 23-21
Russia - Romania 24-22
12. 1999 China Romania - Lithuania 25-20 Denmark - Hungary 25-20 Romania - Denmark 30-19
Lithuania - Hungary 24-20
13. 2001 Hungary Russia - Hungary 29-27 Germany - Spain 26-22 Russia - Germany 33-32 (ET)
Hungary - Spain 31-25
14. 2003 FYR Macedonia Russia - Hungary 26-24 Norway - Croatia 30-25 Russia - Norway 31-26
Hungary - Croatia 37-27
15. 2005 Czech Republic Russia - Norway 30-25 South Korea - Hungary 28-23 Russia - Hungary 25-22
Norway - South Korea 27-22
16. 2008 FYR Macedonia Germany - Denmark 25-23 South Korea - Spain 29-22 Germany - Spain 28-22
Denmark - South Korea 38-28
17. 2010 South Korea Norway - Russia 30-21 Montenegro - South Korea 24-23 Norway - Montenegro 26-16
Russia - South Korea 30-26
18. 2012 Czech Republic Sweden - France 29-22 Hungary - Serbia 26-24 Sweden - Serbia 27-25
France - Hungary 28-21
19. 2014 Croatia South Korea - Russia 34-27 Denmark - Germany 21-20 South Korea - Germany 28-24
Russia - Denmark 31-29
20. 2016 Russia Denmark - Russia 32-28 (ET) Romania - Germany 26-25 Denmark - Romania 28-25
Russia - Germany 32-25
21. 2018 Hungary Hungary - Norway 28-22 South Korea - Russia 29-27 Hungary - South Korea 30-25
Norway - Russia 30-23

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