1961 World Men's Handball Championship


The 1961 World Men's Handball Championship was the fourth team handball World Championship. It was held in West Germany between 1–12 March 1961. A united team composed of players from the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany competed. Romania won the championship.

1961 World Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
Teams12
Final positions
Champions Romania
Runner-up Czechoslovakia
Third place Sweden
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Final standings


 Romania
 Czechoslovakia
 Sweden
4 Germany
5 Denmark
6 Iceland
7 Norway
8 France
9 Yugoslavia
10  Switzerland
11 Netherlands
12 Japan

Standings


Preliminary Round

Main Round

Final matches

Date Match Res.
Match for 7th place
12 mar  France -  Norway12-13*
Match for 5th place
11 mar  Iceland -  Denmark13-14
Bronze medal match
11 Mar  Sweden -  Germany17-14
Final
12 mar  Czechoslovakia -  Romania8-9**
*after extra-time
**after 2 extra-times

Source: International Handball Federation

Mircea Costache II with the cup.
Gold Silver Bronze
Romania Czechoslovakia Sweden
Ioan Bogolea
Michael Redl
George Bădulescu
Aurel Bulgaru
Gheorghe Coman
Mircea Costache I
Mircea Costache II
George Covaciu
Virgil Hnat
Petre Ivănescu
Hans Moser
Olimpiu Nodea
Cornel Oţelea
Otto Tellman
František Arnošt
Karel Čermák
Václav Duda
Antonín Frolo
Rudolf Havlík
František Herman
Karol Lukošík
Vojtěch Mareš
Oskar Poliak
Jaroslav Provazník
Zdeněk Rada
Dušan Ruža
Jaroslav Skála
František Šobora
Josef Trojan
Jiří Vícha
Rolf Almqvist
Gunnar Brusberg
Hans Collin
Uno Danielsson
Bengt Johansson
Kjell Jönsson
Hans Karlsson
Gunnar Kämpendahl
Lennart Kärrström
Donald Lindblom
Hans Olsson
Karl-Oskar Olsson
Stig-Lennart Olsson
Åke Reimer
Lennart Ring
Rune Åhrling