1978 World Women's Handball Championship


The 1978 World Women's Handball Championship took place in Czechoslovakia from between 30 November-10 December 1978. East Germany won the tournament ahead of Soviet Union and Hungary.[1] [2]

1978 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Czechoslovakia
Dates30 November–10 December
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (3rd title)
Runner-up Soviet Union
Third place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches33
Goals scored1007 (30.52 per match)
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Qualification


Host nation
Qualified from the 1976 Summer Olympics
Qualified from the 1977 World Championship B
Qualified from the 1978 All-African Games
Qualified from Asia
Qualified from the Americas

Preliminary Round


Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 3 3 0 0 57 35 +22 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 58 50 +8 4
 Romania 3 1 0 2 43 41 +2 2
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 45 77 32 0
Source: [citation needed]
30 November 1978
17:00
Yugoslavia  28–21  South Korea Gottwaldow
(14–10)

30 November 1978
18:30
East Germany  13–9  Romania Gottwaldow
(7–6)

1 December 1978
17:00
Yugoslavia  16–14  Romania Gottwaldow
(8–7)

1 December 1978
18:30
East Germany  29–12  South Korea Gottwaldow
(12–6)

2 December 1978
15:00
Romania  20–12  South Korea Gottwaldow
(11–6)

2 December 1978
17:15
East Germany  15–14  Yugoslavia Gottwaldow
(7–7)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 0 62 28 +34 6
 Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 61 28 +33 4
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 51 52 1 2
 Algeria 3 0 0 3 14 80 66 0
Source: [citation needed]
30 November 1978
17:00
Czechoslovakia  31–5  Algeria Trnava
(19–1)

30 November 1978
18:30
Soviet Union  26–12  Netherlands Trnava
(15–7)

1 December 1978
17:00
Czechoslovakia  20–13  Netherlands Trnava
(12–4)

1 December 1978
18:30
Soviet Union  23–5  Algeria Trnava
(13–1)

2 December 1978
15:30
Netherlands  26–4  Algeria Trnava
(13–0)

2 December 1978
17:15
Czechoslovakia  11–10  Soviet Union Trnava
(5–5)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 70 39 +31 6
 Poland 3 2 0 1 58 52 +6 4
 West Germany 3 1 0 2 50 45 +5 2
 Canada 3 0 0 3 32 74 42 0
Source: [citation needed]
30 November 1978
17:00
Poland  28–16  Canada Cleb
(14–4)

30 November 1978
18:30
Hungary  23–15  West Germany Cleb
(10–5)

1 December 1978
17:00
Poland  16–15  West Germany Cleb
(5–8)

1 December 1978
18:30
Hungary  26–10  Canada Cleb
(15–6)

2 December 1978
15:30
West Germany  20–6  Canada Cleb
(10–2)

2 December 1978
17:15
Hungary  21–14  Poland Cleb
(12–9)

Final Round


Group 7-9

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Romania 2 2 0 0 35 26 +9 4
 West Germany 2 1 0 1 27 27 0 2
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 36 45 9 0
Source: [citation needed]
5 December 1978 Romania  10–7  West Germany Bratislava
(6–3)

6 December 1978
14:30
West Germany  20–17  Netherlands Bratislava
(13–8)

7 December 1978 Romania  25–19  Netherlands Bratislava
(14–8)

Final Group

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 East Germany 5 4 0 1 82 55 +27 8
 Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 75 52 +23 8
 Hungary 5 3 0 2 67 73 6 6
 Czechoslovakia 5 2 1 2 72 60 +12 5
 Yugoslavia 5 1 1 3 68 71 3 3
 Poland 5 0 0 5 50 103 53 0
Source: [citation needed]
5 December 1978
15:30
East Germany  25–10  Poland
(11–4)

5 December 1978
18:30
Czechoslovakia  13–13  Yugoslavia
(8–7)

5 December 1978
20:00
Soviet Union  19–13  Hungary
(9–5)

6 December 1978
16:00
Yugoslavia  18–14  Poland
(8–4)

6 December 1978
18:30
Hungary  14–13  Czechoslovakia
(9–5)

6 December 1978
20:00
Soviet Union  14–12  East Germany
(10–5)

8 December 1978
16:00
East Germany  14–5  Hungary
(7–2)

8 December 1978
18:30
Czechoslovakia  22–7  Poland
(10–4)

8 December 1978
20:00
Soviet Union  15–11  Yugoslavia
(10–5)

10 December 1978
10:30
Hungary  14–12  Yugoslavia
(8–7)

10 December 1978
15:00
Soviet Union  17–5  Poland
(7–1)

10 December 1978
16:30
East Germany  16–12  Czechoslovakia
(8–5)

Final standings


#Team
 East Germany
 Soviet Union
 Hungary
4 Czechoslovakia
5 Yugoslavia
6 Poland
7 Romania
8 West Germany
9 Netherlands
10-12 South Korea
 Canada
 Algeria
Qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics

References


  1. Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian (1987). The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results. Guinness Superlatives. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  2. "Women Handball World Championship 1978". Todor 66.

Source: International Handball Federation