2001 World Women's Handball Championship

The 2001 World Women's Handball Championship, the 15th of its kind, was held from 4 to 16 December 2001, and was hosted by Italy, with the final being played in Merano.

2001 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates4–16 December
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place FR Yugoslavia
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches80
Goals scored4154 (51.93 per match)
Top scorer(s)Austria Ausra Fridrikas
(87 goals)
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QualificationEdit

Competition Dates Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1   Italy
1999 World Championship 29 November – 12 December 1999   Denmark
  Norway
1   Norway
2000 African Championship 23 April – 1 May 2000   Algeria 3   Angola
  Congo
  Tunisia
2000 Asian Handball Championship 10–17 August 2000   Shanghai 3   South Korea
  Japan
  China
2000 Pan American Championship 31 October – 5 November 2000   Aracaju 3   Brazil
  Uruguay
  Greenland
2000 European Championship 8–17 December 2000   Romania 5   Hungary
  Ukraine
  Russia
  Romania
  France
European qualification 25 November 2000 – 26 May 2001 Various 8   Austria
  Denmark
  Macedonia
  Netherlands
  Slovenia
  Spain
  Sweden
  FR Yugoslavia

ResultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 5 5 0 0 141 98 +43 10 Round of 16
2   France 5 4 0 1 135 102 +33 8
3   China 5 3 0 2 130 142 −12 6
4   Netherlands 5 1 1 3 117 121 −4 3
5   Ukraine 5 0 2 3 120 145 −25 2
6   Macedonia 5 0 1 4 110 145 −35 1
4 December 2001
16:30
Ukraine   28–28   Netherlands Bolzano
(12–15)
4 December 2001
18:30
France   31–17   Macedonia Bolzano
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
(14–11)
4 December 2001
20:30
Denmark   36–24   China Bolzano
Attendance: 100
Referees: Pleşa, Pripas (ROU)
Kiærskou 8 (19–12)
Report (dk)

5 December 2001
16:30
Netherlands   21–22   France Bolzano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
(10–8)
5 December 2001
18:30
China   32–29   Ukraine Bolzano
Referees: Bardella, Rubinetti (ITA)
(18–16)
5 December 2001
20:30
Macedonia   22–31   Denmark Bolzano
Attendance: 500
(11–14) Roslyng, Touray 6
Report (dk)

6 December 2001
16:30
Netherlands   23–24   China Bolzano
(7–13)
6 December 2001
18:30
Ukraine   22–22   Macedonia Bolzano
(10–12)
6 December 2001
20:30
France   20–21   Denmark Bolzano
Attendance: 800
(10–10) Vestergaard 6
Report (dk)

8 December 2001
16:30
Macedonia   24–29   Netherlands Bolzano
(9–16)
8 December 2001
18:30
France   29–18   China Bolzano
(13–9)
8 December 2001
20:30
Denmark   30–16   Ukraine Bolzano
Attendance: 400
three players 6 (17–7)
Report (dk)

9 December 2001
16:30
China   32–25   Macedonia Bolzano
(15–15)
8 December 2001
18:30
Ukraine   25–33   France Bolzano
(13–17)
9 December 2001
20:30
Denmark   23–16   Netherlands Bolzano
Attendance: 400
Andersen 7 (10–7)
Report (dk)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 5 5 0 0 135 116 +19 10 Round of 16
2   Hungary 5 4 0 1 142 117 +25 8
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 136 128 +8 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 126 116 +10 4
5   Romania 5 1 0 4 129 135 −6 2
6   Congo 5 0 0 5 95 151 −56 0
4 December 2001
16:30
Hungary   24–23   Angola Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(12–12)
4 December 2001
18:30
Romania   25–29   Spain Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 150
Referees: Brunn, Nielsen (DEN)
Dobrin, Gâscă 6 (10–16) Morskova 17
  4×  1×  Report   6×  1× 
4 December 2001
20:30
Sweden   29–21   Congo Meranarena, Merano
(13–9)

5 December 2001
16:30
Angola   28–27   Romania Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Gardinovački, Marić (FRY)
(15–12)
5 December 2001
18:30
Congo   15–35   Hungary Meranarena, Merano
(9–21)
5 December 2001
20:30
Spain   24–27   Sweden Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Dolejš, Kohout (CZE)
Morskova 12 (13–13) Eriksson 7
  2×  Report   4× 

6 December 2001
16:30
Angola   27–13   Congo Meranarena, Merano
(15–6)
6 December 2001
18:30
Romania   22–26   Sweden Meranarena, Merano
(13–16)
6 December 2001
20:30
Hungary   27–23   Spain Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 400
Referees: Khudoerko, Litvinov (RUS)
Balogh, Radulović 5 (11–14) Morskova 12
  5×  Report   3× 

8 December 2001
16:30
Sweden   30–29   Hungary Meranarena, Merano
(15–17)
8 December 2001
18:30
Romania   29–25   Congo Meranarena, Merano
(15–17)
8 December 2001
20:30
Spain   29–28   Angola Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Morskova 10 (13–16) Bengue 8
  3×  Report   3× 

9 December 2001
16:30
Hungary   27–26   Romania Meranarena, Merano
(12–15)
9 December 2001
18:30
Congo   21–31   Spain Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Gardinovački, Marić (FRY)
Ngayilolo 5 (9–18) Morskova 7
  2×  Report   3× 
9 December 2001
20:30
Sweden   23–20   Angola Meranarena, Merano
(13–10)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 5 0 0 142 107 +35 10 Round of 16
2   FR Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 168 122 +46 7[a]
3   Austria 5 3 1 1 146 129 +17 7[a]
4   South Korea 5 2 0 3 146 133 +13 4
5   Japan 5 1 0 4 115 151 −36 2
6   Greenland 5 0 0 5 77 152 −75 0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b FR Yugoslavia 31–31 Austria
4 December 2001
16:30
Russia   31–23   Japan Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bardella, Rubinetti (ITA)
(13–11)
4 December 2001
18:30
South Korea   29–31   Austria Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
(19–14)
4 December 2001
20:30
FR Yugoslavia   35–13   Greenland Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Dittrich, Scharf (BRA)
Knežević 10 (19–5) Jensen 5
Report (sr)

5 December 2001
16:30
Austria   20–27   Russia Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
(13–13)
5 December 2001
18:30
Japan   18–35   FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(8–14)
5 December 2001
20:30
Greenland   12–27   South Korea Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Jensen, Kyed 3 (5–15) Choi 8
Report (dk)

6 December 2001
16:30
Japan   22–30   Austria Meranarena, Merano
(9–13)
6 December 2001
18:30
FR Yugoslavia   39–31   South Korea Meranarena, Merano
(22–17)
Report (sr)
6 December 2001
20:30
Russia   29–13   Greenland Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Besses, Benmila (ALG)
Tchaoussova 7 (14–4) three players 3

8 December 2001
16:30
South Korea   23–26   Russia Meranarena, Merano
(11–15)
8 December 2001
18:30
FR Yugoslavia   31–31   Austria Meranarena, Merano
(16–14)
Report (sr)
8 December 2001
20:30
Greenland   19–27   Japan Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Dittrich, Scharf (BRA)
Kyed 7 (12–11) Tanaka 8

9 December 2001
16:30
Russia   29–28   FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 500
Referees: Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
Poltoratskaya 11 (13–12) Petrović 10
 6×  Report (sr)  7× 
9 December 2001
18:30
South Korea   36–25   Japan Meranarena, Merano
(16–13)
9 December 2001
20:30
Austria   34–20   Greenland Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
Fridrikas, Ofenböck 8 (17–6) Jensen 7

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 5 5 0 0 175 91 +84 10 Round of 16
2   Slovenia 5 4 0 1 147 114 +33 8
3   Brazil 5 3 0 2 123 130 −7 6
4   Italy 5 2 0 3 109 122 −13 4
5   Tunisia 5 1 0 4 102 134 −32 2
6   Uruguay 5 0 0 5 90 155 −65 0
4 December 2001
18:30
Norway   37–22   Brazil
Sandve (9) (19–10)
 4×  Report (NOR)
5 December 2001
17:45
Uruguay   11–45   Norway
(4–21) Sørlie Lybekk (10)
Report (NOR)  4× 
6 December 2001
18:30
Norway   30–18   Tunisia
Sandve (5) (15–10)
 5×  Report (NOR)
8 December 2001
20:30
Italy   16–28   Norway
(6–15) Rokne (6)
Report (NOR)  4× 
9 December 2001
16:30
Norway   32–24   Slovenia
Grini (12) (13–11)
 4×  Report (NOR)

Knockout roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
11 December
 
 
  Denmark30
 
13 December
 
  Angola18
 
  Denmark27
 
11 December
 
  Austria26
 
  Austria26
 
15 December
 
  Slovenia21
 
  Denmark20
 
11 December
 
  Russia26
 
  Russia24
 
13 December
 
  Italy19
 
  Russia30
 
11 December
 
  Hungary23
 
  China23
 
16 December
 
  Hungary24
 
  Russia30
 
11 December
 
  Norway25
 
  Spain25
 
13 December
 
  France32
 
  France26
 
11 December
 
  Norway29
 
  Norway29
 
15 December
 
  South Korea25
 
  Norway (ET)34
 
11 December
 
  FR Yugoslavia33 Third place
 
  Brazil22
 
13 December16 December
 
  FR Yugoslavia38
 
  FR Yugoslavia32  Denmark40
 
11 December
 
  Sweden18   FR Yugoslavia (ET)42
 
  Sweden23
 
 
  Netherlands21
 
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
15 December
 
 
  Austria33
 
16 December
 
  Hungary36
 
  Hungary30
 
15 December
 
  France31
 
  France22
 
 
  Sweden21
 
Seventh place
 
 
16 December
 
 
  Austria33
 
 
  Sweden31

Round of 16Edit

11 December 2001
18:00
Spain   25–32   France Palasport, Bressanone
Referees: Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
Morskova 9 (13–17) Lejeune 14
  3×  Report   10×  1× 

11 December 2001
18:00
Brazil   22–38   FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Kang, Lim (KOR)
Sales 8 (9–22) Savić 10
  1×  Report   5× 

11 December 2001
18:00
China   23–24   Hungary PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Zhai 7 (13–11) Ag. Farkas 6
  4×  Report   4× 

11 December 2001
18:00
Austria   26–21   Slovenia Palasport, Bolzano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
Fridrikas 9 (14–13) Mijatović 6
  4×  1×  Report   3× 

11 December 2001
20:30
Denmark   30–18   Angola Palasport, Bolzano
Attendance: 200
Referees: Pleşa, Pripas (ROU)
Touray 7 (16–8) Bengue 5
  4×  Report   4×  1× 

11 December 2001
20:30
Russia   24–19   Italy PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Alonso, Tchara (ARG)
Bodnieva 5 (10–10) Anysenkova 7
  6×  1×  Report   6× 

11 December 2001
20:30
Sweden   23–21   Netherlands Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Erkisson 7 (10–10) Pusic 8
  2×  Report   2× 

11 December 2001
20:30
Norway   29–25   South Korea Palasport, Bressanone
Referees: Khudoerko, Litvinov (RUS)
Grini, Rokne 7 (16–14) Choi, Moon 6
  3×  Report   5×  1× 

QuarterfinalsEdit

13 December 2001
20:30
Denmark   27–26   Austria Palsport, Bressanone
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Kiærskou 6 (15–15) Fridrikas 14
  5×  Report   5× 
13 December 2001
19:43
Russia   30–23   Hungary Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
Kareeva 8 (15–10) Borók 7
  6×  Report   7×  1× 
13 December 2001
20:30
France   26–29   Norway Palasport, Bolzano
(11–15) Rokne 7
Report (no)  5× 
13 December 2001
20:30
FR Yugoslavia   32–18   Sweden PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Kolaković, Savić 6 (13–9) Erkisson 5
  6×  Report   10×  1× 

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

15 December 2001
18:00
Austria   33–36   Hungary PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Khudoerko, Litvinov (RUS)
Fridrikas 10 (19–16) Ag. Farkas 7
  4×  Report   8× 

15 December 2001
18:00
France   22–21   Sweden Palasport, Bolzano
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Lejeune 8 (10–9) Erkisson 7
  5×  Report   2× 

SemifinalsEdit

15 December 2001
20:30
Denmark   20–26   Russia PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Vestergaard 5 (12–11) Tschauossova 10
  3×  Report   3× 
15 December 2001
20:30
Norway   34–33 (ET)   FR Yugoslavia Palasport, Bolzano
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Grini 11 (15–16) Knežević 8
  6×  Report   9× 

FT: 29–29 ET: 5–4

Seventh place gameEdit

16 December 2001
10:00
Austria   33–31   Sweden Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Pleşa, Pripas (ROU)
Strass 10 (20–13) Erkisson 6
  2×  Report   4× 

Fifth place gameEdit

16 December 2001
12:30
Hungary   30–31   France Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
Balogh 9 (16–14) Wendling 7
  5×  Report   6×  1× 

Third place gameEdit

16 December 2001
15:00
Denmark   40–42 (ET)   FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Vestergaard 16 (17–14) Kolaković 7
  2×  Report   5× 

FT: 34–34 ET: 6–8

FinalEdit

16 December 2001
17:30
Russia   30–25   Norway Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Dolejš, Kohout (CZE)
Bodniyeva, Poltoratskaya 5 (18–12) Grini 9
  4×  Report   2× 

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    Russia
    Norway
    FR Yugoslavia
4   Denmark
5   France
6   Hungary
7   Austria
8   Sweden
9   Slovenia
10   Spain
11   China
12   Brazil
13   Angola
14   Netherlands
15   South Korea
16   Italy
17   Romania
18   Ukraine
19   Tunisia
20   Japan
21   Macedonia
22   Congo
23   Uruguay
24   Greenland

StatisticsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Russia
  Norway
  FR Yugoslavia

ReferencesEdit


WeblinksEdit