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Denmark women's national handball team

The Denmark women's national handball team is the national team of Denmark. It is governed by the Dansk Håndbold Forbund and takes part in international handball competitions.

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Information
AssociationDanish Handball Association
CoachKlavs Bruun Jørgensen
Assistant coachLars Jørgensen
CaptainStine Jørgensen
Most capsJanne Kolling (250)
Most goalsCamilla Andersen (846)
Ranking#6 (194 points)
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1996)
Best result1st (1996, 2000, 2004)
World Championship
Appearances19 (First in 1957)
Best result1st (1997)
European Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1994)
Best result1st (1994, 1996, 2002)
Last updated on Unknown.
Denmark women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1997 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1962 Romania
Silver medal – second place 1993 Norway
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Austria/Hungary
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Serbia
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1994 Germany
Gold medal – first place 1996 Denmark
Gold medal – first place 2002 Denmark
Silver medal – second place 1998 Netherlands
Silver medal – second place 2004 Hungary

In 1997, they became the first Women's Handball teams to hold all three major titles simultaneously (The World Championship, The Olympic Championship and The Euro Championship). (In 2011, Norway became the second to do so.).[1]

Denmark women's handball team is the only team (women's and men's) in handball history to win the Olympic Games Handball three consecutive times, earning the gold medal in 1996, 2000, and 2004.

Despite tremendous results, the Danish handball team have seen a steady decline on the national handball scene. As of 2012 the team has not won a gold medal since the EURO Championship 2002 which was held in Denmark. However, after 16 years, they won their first World Championship medal at the 2013 World Championship in Serbia when they came third. It is also the first medal the Danish team has won in 9 years.

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position Pld W D L GS GA +/-
  1976 Did not qualify
  1980 Did not qualify
  1984 Did not qualify
  1988 Did not qualify
  1992 Did not qualify
  1996 1st 5 5 0 0 149 114 +35
  2000 1st 7 6 0 1 214 165 +49
  2004 1st 7 5 2 0 220 180 +40
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 9th 5 1 0 4 113 121 −8
  2016 Did not qualify
  2020 TBD
Total 4/11 24 17 2 5 696 580 +116

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Pld W D L GS GA +/-
  1957 5th 5 3 1 1 37 26 +11
  1962 2nd 5 4 0 1 42 28 +14
  1965 5th 4 2 0 2 31 36 −5
  1971 6th 5 2 1 2 50 54 −4
  1973 7th 5 2 2 1 57 47 +10
  1975 9th 5 1 0 4 62 69 −7
  1978 Did not qualify
  1982 Did not qualify
  1986 Did not qualify
  1990 10th 7 2 0 5 145 137 +8
  1993 2nd 7 5 0 2 189 167 +22
   1995 3rd 8 6 0 2 221 178 +43
  1997 1st 9 7 1 1 281 202 +79
   1999 6th 9 7 0 2 263 186 +77
  2001 4th 9 7 0 2 258 210 +48
  2003 13th 5 2 1 2 113 119 −6
  2005 4th 10 5 1 4 295 277 +18
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009 5th 9 6 0 3 250 230 +20
  2011 4th 9 7 0 2 240 175 +65
  2013 3rd 9 6 0 3 255 214 +41
  2015 6th 9 5 0 4 239 208 +31
  2017 6th 7 4 0 3 186 163 +23
  2019 Qualified
Total 21/24 136 83 7 46 3214 2726 +488

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Position Pld W D L GS GA +/-
  1994 1st 7 7 0 0 186 151 +35
  1996 1st 7 7 0 0 197 146 +51
  1998 2nd 7 5 0 2 189 163 +26
  2000 10th 6 1 1 4 151 159 −8
  2002 1st 8 8 0 0 200 171 +29
  2004 2nd 8 6 0 2 202 189 +13
  2006 11th 6 2 0 4 148 156 −8
  2008 11th 6 2 1 3 145 160 −15
   2010 4th 8 5 0 3 192 175 +17
  2012 5th 7 5 0 2 217 206 +11
   2014 8th 6 3 1 2 155 147 +8
  2016 4th 8 4 1 3 189 185 +4
  2018 8th 6 3 0 3 151 164 −13
   2020 Qualified
Total 14/14 90 58 4 28 2322 2172 +150

Performance in other tournamentsEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship in Japan.[3].[4]

Caps and goals as of 18 October 2019.

Head coach: Klavs Bruun Jørgensen

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Sandra Toft (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 30) 1.76 m 113 1   Brest Bretagne Handball
3 LW Lærke Nolsøe (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 23) 1.69 m 22 33   Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub
5 P Sarah Iversen (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 29) 1.77 m 44 55   Herning-Ikast Håndbold
8 LB Anne Mette Hansen (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 25) 1.85 m 86 227   Győri Audi ETO KC
10 P Kathrine Heindahl (1992-03-26) 26 March 1992 (age 27) 1.85 m 63 129   Odense Håndbold
11 LB Line Haugsted (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 24) 1.77 m 39 54   Viborg HK
13 RW Simone Böhme (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 28) 1.69 m 27 29   Siófok KC
14 CB Lotte Grigel (1991-04-05) 5 April 1991 (age 28) 1.65 m 102 146   Nantes Loire Atlantique Handball
17 P Stine Bodholt Nielsen (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 29) 1.76 m 63 104   Nantes Loire Atlantique Handball
23 LB Kristina Jørgensen (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 21) 1.86 m 31 41   Viborg HK
25 RW Trine Østergaard (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 28) 1.65 m 109 180   Odense Håndbold
27 RB Louise Burgaard (1992-10-17) 17 October 1992 (age 27) 1.76 m 98 212   Metz Handball
28 LB Stine Jørgensen (c) (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 29) 1.80 m 140 455   Odense Håndbold
32 CB Mie Højlund (1997-10-24) 24 October 1997 (age 21) 1.75 m 24 27   Odense Håndbold
36 LW Freja Cohrt Kyndbøl (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 25) 1.70 m 19 40   Odense Håndbold
40 GK Althea Reinhardt (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 23) 1.80 m 44 0   Odense Håndbold

Recent call-upEdit

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 CB Mai Kragballe Nielsen (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 21) 1.73 m 3 2   Randers HK
9 LW Fie Woller (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 27) 1.76 m 63 112   SG BBM Bietigheim
20 GK Anna Kristensen (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 (age 18) 1.81 m 3 0   Viborg HK
22 LB Melanie Bak (1994-01-30) 30 January 1994 (age 25) 1.71 m 3 6   Bourg-de-Péage Drôme Handball
29 LB Annette Jensen (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 28) 1.76 m 11 10   Team Esbjerg
37 LB Simone Cathrine Petersen (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 22) 1.75 m 0 0   TuS Metzingen
38 P Maria Lykkegaard (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 23) 1.72 m 1 0   København Håndbold
39 RW Line Mai Hougaard (1999-10-06) 6 October 1999 (age 20) 1.62 m 1 0   Randers HK

Previous squadsEdit

Notable playersEdit

Several Danish players have seen their individual performance recognized at international tournaments, either as Most Valuable Player or as a member of the All-Star Team.

MVP
All-Star Team

Incomplete

Coaching staffEdit

Role Name Start date
Head coach   Klavs Bruun Jørgensen June 2015
Assistant coach   Lars Jørgensen June 2017
Team manager   Mette Vestergaard June 2015
Goalkeeping coach   Michael Bruun Unknown
Physiotherapist   Mikkel Hjuler February 2016

CoachesEdit

List of coaches for Denmark women's national handball team[5]
Years Name
1946–1958 Knud Knudsen
1959–1963 Jørgen Absalonsen
1963–1965 Else Birkemose
1965–1968 Knud Knudsen
1969–1976 Hans Erik Nielsen
1976–1980 Allan Lund
1980–1981 Jørgen Andersson
1982–1985 Flemming Skovsen
1986–1990 Ole Eliasen
1991–1998 Ulrik Wilbek
1998–2006 Jan Pytlick
2006–2007 Brian Lyngholm
2007–2014 Jan Pytlick
2014–2015 Heine Eriksen
2015–0000 Klavs Bruun Jørgensen

Individual all-time recordsEdit

  Still active national team players are highlighted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ihf.info//MediaCenter/News/NewsDetails/tabid/130/Default.aspx?ID=972
  2. ^ "Møbelringen Cup 2005" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Archived from the original on 10 December 2005. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ 2018 European Women's Handball Championship squad
  4. ^ "Truppen til kvindernes VM i Japan er udtaget". Dansk Håndbold Forbund. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "DAME-A LANDSTRÆNERE GENNEM ÅRENE". DHF. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Flest spillede DA-landskampe" (in Danish). DHF. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  7. ^ "Flest scorede mål i DA-landskampe" (in Danish). DHF. Archived from the original on 26 July 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2009.

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