2001 World Women's Handball Championship


The 2001 World Women's Handball Championship, the 15th of its kind, was held from 4 to 16 December 2001, and was hosted by Italy, with the final being played in Merano.

2001 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates4–16 December
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runner-up Norway
Third place FR Yugoslavia
Fourth place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches80
Goals scored4154 (51.93 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ausra Fridrikas
(87 goals)
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Qualification


Competition Dates Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Italy
1999 World Championship 29 November – 12 December 1999  Denmark
 Norway
1  Norway
2000 African Championship 23 April – 1 May 2000  Algeria 3  Angola
 Congo
 Tunisia
2000 Asian Handball Championship 10–17 August 2000 Shanghai 3  South Korea
 Japan
 China
2000 Pan American Championship 31 October – 5 November 2000 Aracaju 3  Brazil
 Uruguay
 Greenland
2000 European Championship 8–17 December 2000  Romania 5  Hungary
 Ukraine
 Russia
 Romania
 France
European qualification 25 November 2000 – 26 May 2001 Various 8  Austria
 Denmark
 Macedonia
 Netherlands
 Slovenia
 Spain
 Sweden
 FR Yugoslavia

Results


Preliminary round

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 5 5 0 0 141 98 +43 10 Round of 16
2  France 5 4 0 1 135 102 +33 8
3  China 5 3 0 2 130 142 12 6
4  Netherlands 5 1 1 3 117 121 4 3
5  Ukraine 5 1 0 4 120 145 25 2
6  Macedonia 5 0 1 4 110 145 35 1
Source: [citation needed]
4 December 2001
16:30
Ukraine  28–28  Netherlands Bolzano
(12–15)
4 December 2001
18:30
France  31–17  Macedonia Bolzano
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
(14–11)
4 December 2001
20:30
Denmark  36–24  China Bolzano
Attendance: 100
Referees: Pleşa, Pripas (ROU)
Kiærskou 8 (19–12)
Report (dk)

5 December 2001
16:30
Netherlands  21–22  France Bolzano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
(10–8)
5 December 2001
18:30
China  32–29  Ukraine Bolzano
Referees: Bardella, Rubinetti (ITA)
(18–16)
5 December 2001
20:30
Macedonia  22–31  Denmark Bolzano
Attendance: 500
(11–14) Roslyng, Touray 6
Report (dk)

6 December 2001
16:30
Netherlands  23–24  China Bolzano
(7–13)
6 December 2001
18:30
Ukraine  22–22  Macedonia Bolzano
(10–12)
6 December 2001
20:30
France  20–21  Denmark Bolzano
Attendance: 800
(10–10) Vestergaard 6
Report (dk)

8 December 2001
16:30
Macedonia  24–29  Netherlands Bolzano
(9–16)
8 December 2001
18:30
France  29–18  China Bolzano
(13–9)
8 December 2001
20:30
Denmark  30–16  Ukraine Bolzano
Attendance: 400
three players 6 (17–7)
Report (dk)

9 December 2001
16:30
China  32–25  Macedonia Bolzano
(15–15)
8 December 2001
18:30
Ukraine  25–33  France Bolzano
(13–17)
9 December 2001
20:30
Denmark  23–16  Netherlands Bolzano
Attendance: 400
Andersen 7 (10–7)
Report (dk)
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 5 5 0 0 135 116 +19 10 Round of 16
2  Hungary 5 4 0 1 142 117 +25 8
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 136 128 +8 6
4  Angola 5 2 0 3 126 116 +10 4
5  Romania 5 1 0 4 129 135 6 2
6  Congo 5 0 0 5 95 151 56 0
Source: [citation needed]
4 December 2001
16:30
Hungary  24–23  Angola Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(12–12)
4 December 2001
18:30
Romania  25–29  Spain Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 150
Referees: Brunn, Nielsen (DEN)
Dobrin, Gâscă 6 (10–16) Morskova 17
   Report   
4 December 2001
20:30
Sweden  29–21  Congo Meranarena, Merano
(13–9)

5 December 2001
16:30
Angola  28–27  Romania Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Gardinovački, Marić (FRY)
(15–12)
5 December 2001
18:30
Congo  15–35  Hungary Meranarena, Merano
(9–21)
5 December 2001
20:30
Spain  24–27  Sweden Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Dolejš, Kohout (CZE)
Morskova 12 (13–13) Eriksson 7
  Report  

6 December 2001
16:30
Angola  27–13  Congo Meranarena, Merano
(15–6)
6 December 2001
18:30
Romania  22–26  Sweden Meranarena, Merano
(13–16)
6 December 2001
20:30
Hungary  27–23  Spain Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 400
Referees: Khudoerko, Litvinov (RUS)
Balogh, Radulović 5 (11–14) Morskova 12
  Report  

8 December 2001
16:30
Sweden  30–29  Hungary Meranarena, Merano
(15–17)
8 December 2001
18:30
Romania  29–25  Congo Meranarena, Merano
(15–17)
8 December 2001
20:30
Spain  29–28  Angola Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Morskova 10 (13–16) Bengue 8
  Report  

9 December 2001
16:30
Hungary  27–26  Romania Meranarena, Merano
(12–15)
9 December 2001
18:30
Congo  21–31  Spain Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Gardinovački, Marić (FRY)
Ngayilolo 5 (9–18) Morskova 7
  Report  
9 December 2001
20:30
Sweden  23–20  Angola Meranarena, Merano
(13–10)
Group C
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 5 5 0 0 142 107 +35 10 Round of 16
2  FR Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 168 122 +46 7[lower-alpha 1]
3  Austria 5 3 1 1 146 129 +17 7[lower-alpha 1]
4  South Korea 5 2 0 3 146 133 +13 4
5  Japan 5 1 0 4 115 151 36 2
6  Greenland 5 0 0 5 77 152 75 0
Source: [citation needed]
Notes:
  1. FR Yugoslavia 31–31 Austria
4 December 2001
16:30
Russia  31–23  Japan Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bardella, Rubinetti (ITA)
(13–11)
4 December 2001
18:30
South Korea  29–31  Austria Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
(19–14)
4 December 2001
20:30
FR Yugoslavia  35–13  Greenland Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Dittrich, Scharf (BRA)
Knežević 10 (19–5) Jensen 5
Report (sr)

5 December 2001
16:30
Austria  20–27  Russia Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
(13–13)
5 December 2001
18:30
Japan  18–35  FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
(8–14)
5 December 2001
20:30
Greenland  12–27  South Korea Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Jensen, Kyed 3 (5–15) Choi 8
Report (dk)

6 December 2001
16:30
Japan  22–30  Austria Meranarena, Merano
(9–13)
6 December 2001
18:30
FR Yugoslavia  39–31  South Korea Meranarena, Merano
(22–17)
Report (sr)
6 December 2001
20:30
Russia  29–13  Greenland Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Besses, Benmila (ALG)
Tchaoussova 7 (14–4) three players 3

8 December 2001
16:30
South Korea  23–26  Russia Meranarena, Merano
(11–15)
8 December 2001
18:30
FR Yugoslavia  31–31  Austria Meranarena, Merano
(16–14)
Report (sr)
8 December 2001
20:30
Greenland  19–27  Japan Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Dittrich, Scharf (BRA)
Kyed 7 (12–11) Tanaka 8

9 December 2001
16:30
Russia  29–28  FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 500
Referees: Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
Poltoratskaya 11 (13–12) Petrović 10
  Report (sr)  
9 December 2001
18:30
South Korea  36–25  Japan Meranarena, Merano
(16–13)
9 December 2001
20:30
Austria  34–20  Greenland Palsport, Bressanone
Referees: Fernández, Permuy (ESP)
Fridrikas, Ofenböck 8 (17–6) Jensen 7
Group D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 5 5 0 0 175 91 +84 10 Round of 16
2  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 147 114 +33 8
3  Brazil 5 3 0 2 123 130 7 6
4  Italy 5 2 0 3 109 122 13 4
5  Tunisia 5 1 0 4 102 134 32 2
6  Uruguay 5 0 0 5 90 155 65 0
Source: [citation needed]
4 December 2001
18:30
Norway  37–22  Brazil
Sandve (9) (19–10)
  Report (NOR)
5 December 2001
17:45
Uruguay  11–45  Norway
(4–21) Sørlie Lybekk (10)
Report (NOR)  
6 December 2001
18:30
Norway  30–18  Tunisia
Sandve (5) (15–10)
  Report (NOR)
8 December 2001
20:30
Italy  16–28  Norway
(6–15) Rokne (6)
Report (NOR)  
9 December 2001
16:30
Norway  32–24  Slovenia
Grini (12) (13–11)
  Report (NOR)

Knockout round

Bracket
 
Round of 16QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
11 December
 
 
 Denmark30
 
13 December
 
 Angola18
 
 Denmark27
 
11 December
 
 Austria26
 
 Austria26
 
15 December
 
 Slovenia21
 
 Denmark20
 
11 December
 
 Russia26
 
 Russia24
 
13 December
 
 Italy19
 
 Russia30
 
11 December
 
 Hungary23
 
 China23
 
16 December
 
 Hungary24
 
 Russia30
 
11 December
 
 Norway25
 
 Spain25
 
13 December
 
 France32
 
 France26
 
11 December
 
 Norway29
 
 Norway29
 
15 December
 
 South Korea25
 
 Norway (ET)34
 
11 December
 
 FR Yugoslavia33 Third place
 
 Brazil22
 
13 December16 December
 
 FR Yugoslavia38
 
 FR Yugoslavia32 Denmark40
 
11 December
 
 Sweden18  FR Yugoslavia (ET)42
 
 Sweden23
 
 
 Netherlands21
 
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
15 December
 
 
 Austria33
 
16 December
 
 Hungary36
 
 Hungary30
 
15 December
 
 France31
 
 France22
 
 
 Sweden21
 
Seventh place
 
 
16 December
 
 
 Austria33
 
 
 Sweden31
Round of 16
11 December 2001
18:00
Spain  25–32  France Palasport, Bressanone
Referees: Bruun, Nielsen (DEN)
Morskova 9 (13–17) Lejeune 14
  Report  10× 

11 December 2001
18:00
Brazil  22–38  FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Kang, Lim (KOR)
Sales 8 (9–22) Savić 10
  Report  

11 December 2001
18:00
China  23–24  Hungary PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Zhai 7 (13–11) Ag. Farkas 6
  Report  

11 December 2001
18:00
Austria  26–21  Slovenia Palasport, Bolzano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
Fridrikas 9 (14–13) Mijatović 6
   Report  

11 December 2001
20:30
Denmark  30–18  Angola Palasport, Bolzano
Attendance: 200
Referees: Pleşa, Pripas (ROU)
Touray 7 (16–8) Bengue 5
  Report   

11 December 2001
20:30
Russia  24–19  Italy PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Alonso, Tchara (ARG)
Bodnieva 5 (10–10) Anysenkova 7
   Report  

11 December 2001
20:30
Sweden  23–21  Netherlands Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Erkisson 7 (10–10) Pusic 8
  Report  

11 December 2001
20:30
Norway  29–25  South Korea Palasport, Bressanone
Referees: Khudoerko, Litvinov (RUS)
Grini, Rokne 7 (16–14) Choi, Moon 6
  Report   
Quarterfinals
13 December 2001
20:30
Denmark  27–26  Austria Palsport, Bressanone
Attendance: 1,200
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Kiærskou 6 (15–15) Fridrikas 14
  Report  
13 December 2001
19:43
Russia  30–23  Hungary Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
Kareeva 8 (15–10) Borók 7
  Report   
13 December 2001
20:30
France  26–29  Norway Palasport, Bolzano
(11–15) Rokne 7
Report (no)  
13 December 2001
20:30
FR Yugoslavia  32–18  Sweden PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Kolaković, Savić 6 (13–9) Erkisson 5
  Report  10× 
5–8th place semifinals
15 December 2001
18:00
Austria  33–36  Hungary PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Khudoerko, Litvinov (RUS)
Fridrikas 10 (19–16) Ag. Farkas 7
  Report  

15 December 2001
18:00
France  22–21  Sweden Palasport, Bolzano
Referees: Arnaldsson, Viðarsson (ISL)
Lejeune 8 (10–9) Erkisson 7
  Report  
Semifinals
15 December 2001
20:30
Denmark  20–26  Russia PalaTrento, Trento
Referees: Baum, Góralczyk (POL)
Vestergaard 5 (12–11) Tschauossova 10
  Report  
15 December 2001
20:30
Norway  34–33 (ET)  FR Yugoslavia Palasport, Bolzano
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Grini 11 (15–16) Knežević 8
  Report  

FT: 29–29 ET: 5–4

Seventh place game
16 December 2001
10:00
Austria  33–31  Sweden Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Pleşa, Pripas (ROU)
Strass 10 (20–13) Erkisson 6
  Report  
Fifth place game
16 December 2001
12:30
Hungary  30–31  France Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Forbord, Jørstad (NOR)
Balogh 9 (16–14) Wendling 7
  Report   
Third place game
16 December 2001
15:00
Denmark  40–42 (ET)  FR Yugoslavia Meranarena, Merano
Attendance: 3,500
Referees: Ehrmann, Künzig (GER)
Vestergaard 16 (17–14) Kolaković 7
  Report  

FT: 34–34 ET: 6–8

Final
16 December 2001
17:30
Russia  30–25  Norway Meranarena, Merano
Referees: Dolejš, Kohout (CZE)
Bodniyeva, Poltoratskaya 5 (18–12) Grini 9
  Report  

Final standings


RankTeam
 Russia
 Norway
 FR Yugoslavia
4 Denmark
5 France
6 Hungary
7 Austria
8 Sweden
9 Slovenia
10 Spain
11 China
12 Brazil
13 Angola
14 Netherlands
15 South Korea
16 Italy
17 Romania
18 Ukraine
19 Tunisia
20 Japan
21 Macedonia
22 Congo
23 Uruguay
24 Greenland

Statistics


Medalists


Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia
 Norway
 FR Yugoslavia

References


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