1954 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1954 World Men's Handball Championship was the second team handball World Championship. It was held in Sweden from 13–17 January 1954, and the hosts also won the championship.

1954 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates13–17 January 1954
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (1st title)
Runner-up Germany
Third place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Best playerBernhard Kempa
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Group A


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 2 2 0 0 39 22 +17 4
 Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 32 36 4 2
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 21 34 13 0
Source: [citation needed]

Sweden  16–8  Denmark

Czechoslovakia  18–13  Denmark

Sweden  23–14  Czechoslovakia

Group B


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 2 2 0 0 47 13 +34 4
  Switzerland 2 0 1 1 20 31 11 1
 France 2 0 1 1 15 38 23 1
Source: [citation needed]

Germany  27–4  France

France  11–11   Switzerland

Germany  20–9   Switzerland

Finals


5th–6th Place Match

Denmark  23–11  France

Bronze Medal Match

Czechoslovakia  24–11   Switzerland

Final Match

Sweden  17–14  Germany

Final standings


 Sweden
 Germany
 Czechoslovakia
4  Switzerland
5 Denmark
6 France

Medalists


Gold Silver Bronze
 Sweden
 Germany
 Czechoslovakia

References


Source: International Handball Federation