1978 World Women's Handball Championship

The 1978 World Women's Handball Championship took place in Czechoslovakia from between 30 November-10 December 1978. East Germany won the tournament ahead of Soviet Union and Hungary.[1] [2]

1978 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Czechoslovakia
Dates30 November–10 December
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (3rd title)
Runner-up Soviet Union
Third place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches33
Goals scored1007 (30.52 per match)
Next

QualificationEdit

Host nation
Qualified from the 1976 Summer Olympics
Qualified from the 1977 World Championship B
Qualified from the 1978 All-African Games
Qualified from Asia
Qualified from the Americas

Preliminary RoundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  East Germany 3 3 0 0 57 35 +22 6
  Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 58 50 +8 4
  Romania 3 1 0 2 43 41 +2 2
  South Korea 3 0 0 3 45 77 −32 0
30 November 1978
17:00
Yugoslavia   28–21   South Korea Gottwaldow
(14–10)

30 November 1978
18:30
East Germany   13–9   Romania Gottwaldow
(7–6)

1 December 1978
17:00
Yugoslavia   16–14   Romania Gottwaldow
(8–7)

1 December 1978
18:30
East Germany   29–12   South Korea Gottwaldow
(12–6)

2 December 1978
15:00
Romania   20–12   South Korea Gottwaldow
(11–6)

2 December 1978
17:15
East Germany   15–14   Yugoslavia Gottwaldow
(7–7)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 62 28 +34 6
  Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 61 28 +33 4
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 51 52 −1 2
  Algeria 3 0 0 3 14 80 −66 0
30 November 1978
17:00
Czechoslovakia   31–5   Algeria Trnava
(19–1)

30 November 1978
18:30
Soviet Union   26–12   Netherlands Trnava
(15–7)

1 December 1978
17:00
Czechoslovakia   20–13   Netherlands Trnava
(12–4)

1 December 1978
18:30
Soviet Union   23–5   Algeria Trnava
(13–1)

2 December 1978
15:30
Netherlands   26–4   Algeria Trnava
(13–0)

2 December 1978
17:15
Czechoslovakia   11–10   Soviet Union Trnava
(5–5)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 3 0 0 70 39 +31 6
  Poland 3 2 0 1 58 52 +6 4
  West Germany 3 1 0 2 50 45 +5 2
  Canada 3 0 0 3 32 74 −42 0
30 November 1978
17:00
Poland   28–16   Canada Cleb
(14–4)

30 November 1978
18:30
Hungary   23–15   West Germany Cleb
(10–5)

1 December 1978
17:00
Poland   16–15   West Germany Cleb
(5–8)

1 December 1978
18:30
Hungary   26–10   Canada Cleb
(15–6)

2 December 1978
15:30
West Germany   20–6   Canada Cleb
(10–2)

2 December 1978
17:15
Hungary   21–14   Poland Cleb
(12–9)

Final RoundEdit

Group 7-9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Romania 2 2 0 0 35 26 +9 4
  West Germany 2 1 0 1 27 27 0 2
  Netherlands 2 0 0 2 36 45 −9 0
5 December 1978 Romania   10–7   West Germany Bratislava
(6–3)

6 December 1978
14:30
West Germany   20–17   Netherlands Bratislava
(13–8)

7 December 1978 Romania   25–19   Netherlands Bratislava
(14–8)

Final GroupEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  East Germany 5 4 0 1 82 55 +27 8
  Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 75 52 +23 8
  Hungary 5 3 0 2 67 73 −6 6
  Czechoslovakia 5 2 1 2 72 60 +12 5
  Yugoslavia 5 1 1 3 68 71 −3 3
  Poland 5 0 0 5 50 103 −53 0
5 December 1978
15:30
East Germany   25–10   Poland
(11–4)

5 December 1978
18:30
Czechoslovakia   13–13   Yugoslavia
(8–7)

5 December 1978
20:00
Soviet Union   19–13   Hungary
(9–5)

6 December 1978
16:00
Yugoslavia   18–14   Poland
(8–4)

6 December 1978
18:30
Hungary   14–13   Czechoslovakia
(9–5)

6 December 1978
20:00
Soviet Union   14–12   East Germany
(10–5)

8 December 1978
16:00
East Germany   14–5   Hungary
(7–2)

8 December 1978
18:30
Czechoslovakia   22–7   Poland
(10–4)

8 December 1978
20:00
Soviet Union   15–11   Yugoslavia
(10–5)

10 December 1978
10:30
Hungary   14–12   Yugoslavia
(8–7)

10 December 1978
15:00
Soviet Union   17–5   Poland
(7–1)

10 December 1978
16:30
East Germany   16–12   Czechoslovakia
(8–5)

Final standingsEdit

# Team
    East Germany
    Soviet Union
    Hungary
4   Czechoslovakia
5   Yugoslavia
6   Poland
7   Romania
8   West Germany
9   Netherlands
10-12   South Korea
  Canada
  Algeria
Qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  2. ^ "Women Handball World Championship 1978". Todor 66.

Source: International Handball Federation