1977 Women's Junior World Handball Championship

The 1977 Women's Junior World Handball Championship was the first edition of the Women's Junior World Handball Championship with the tournament taking place in Romania from 30 September to 7 October 1977.

1977 Junior World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Romania
DatesSeptember 30–October 7
Teams14 (from 2 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runner-up Soviet Union
Third place Romania
Fourth place East Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches37
Goals scored973 (26.3 per match)
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Fourteen teams competed in the competition with almost all of the teams bar Congo coming from the European continent. After finishing top of the second round groups, Yugoslavia became the first nation to win the title as they defeated the Soviet Union 16-13 in the final. Romania came in third place after they defeated East Germany by a single goal in the third-place playoff.


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