2003 World Women's Handball Championship


The 2003 World Women's Handball Championship, the 16th handball world championship for women, was played in Croatia between 2 and 14 December 2003.

2003 World Women's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Croatia
Dates2 December – 14 December
Teams24
Final positions
Champions France (1st title)
Runner-up Hungary
Third place South Korea
Fourth place Ukraine
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Bojana Radulović (HUN)
Best player Valérie Nicolas (FRA)
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Qualification


The following nations were qualified:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
 Australia Angola Argentina China
 Brazil Austria Japan Ivory Coast
 Croatia Czech Republic Norway Denmark
 Spain South Korea Romania Germany
 France Russia Tunisia Hungary
 Serbia and Montenegro Uruguay Ukraine Slovenia

Preliminary round


Group A in Split

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 5 5 0 0 149 98 +51 10 Main Round
2  Spain 5 4 0 1 150 120 +30 8
3  Serbia and Montenegro 5 3 0 2 165 143 +22 6
4  Croatia 5 2 0 3 142 122 +20 4
5  Brazil 5 1 0 4 136 155 19 2
6  Australia 5 0 0 5 74 178 104 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group B in Poreč

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 5 5 0 0 153 106 +47 10 Main Round
2  South Korea 5 4 0 1 165 113 +52 8
3  Austria 5 3 0 2 165 130 +35 6
4  Czech Republic 5 2 0 3 126 125 +1 4
5  Angola 5 1 0 4 119 120 1 2
6  Uruguay 5 0 0 5 77 211 134 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group C in Karlovac

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ukraine 5 4 1 0 158 116 +42 9 Main Round
2  Norway 5 4 0 1 163 108 +55 8
3  Romania 5 3 1 1 158 123 +35 7
4  Japan 5 2 0 3 133 153 20 4
5  Tunisia 5 1 0 4 118 133 15 2
6  Argentina 5 0 0 5 74 171 97 0
Source: [citation needed]

Group D in Čakovec

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 5 4 0 1 171 129 +42 8 Main Round
2  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 149 141 +8 8
3  Germany 5 3 1 1 144 121 +23 7
4  Denmark 5 2 1 2 113 119 6 5
5  China 5 1 0 4 135 153 18 2
6  Ivory Coast 5 0 0 5 117 166 49 0
Source: [citation needed]

Main Round


Top two teams from each group advanced to the Semifinals. The third placed teams from each group competed in the 5th/6th placement match.

Group I

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 5 4 0 1 128 121 +7 8 Semifinals
2  South Korea 5 3 0 2 158 151 +7 6
3  Spain 5 2 1 2 139 138 +1 5 Fifth place game
4  Russia 5 2 1 2 129 129 0 5
5  Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 0 3 145 158 13 4
6  Austria 5 1 0 4 149 151 2 2
Source: [citation needed]

Group II in Rijeka

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 5 3 1 1 154 129 +25 7 Semifinals
2  Ukraine 5 3 1 1 132 140 8 7
3  Norway 5 3 1 1 142 133 +9 7 Fifth place game
4  Slovenia 5 2 0 3 137 149 12 4
5  Romania 5 1 1 3 135 140 5 3
6  Germany 5 1 0 4 134 143 9 2
Source: [citation needed]

Final round


In Zagreb

 
SemifinalFinal
 
      
 
13 December - 16:00
 
 
 France 28
 
14 December - 19:15
 
 Ukraine 26
 
 France (ET) 32
 
13 December - 19:15
 
 Hungary 29
 
 Hungary 40
 
 
 South Korea 38
 
Bronze Match
 
 
14 December - 16:00
 
 
 Ukraine 29
 
 
 South Korea 31
5th/6th place
   
1  Spain 27
2  Norway 26

Ranking and Statistics


 

Top Goalkeepers

Rank Name Team % Saves Shots
1 Joanne Dudziak  France 47% 57122
2 Heidi Tjugum  Norway 46% 66145
3 Cecilie Leganger  Norway 43% 89207
Lene Rantala  Denmark 2149
5 Katalin Pálinger  Hungary 42% 141336
6 Tatiana Alizar  Russia 41% 58141
7 Ildiko Barbu  Romania 40% 3484
Irina Sirina  Hungary 3075
9 Luminita Dinu  Romania 39% 93239
Valérie Nicolas  France 103262

Top goalscorers

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Bojana Radulović  Hungary 9717057%
2 Olena Tsyhytsia  Ukraine 6612055%
3 Bojana Petrović  Serbia and Montenegro 5810456%
4 Susana Fraile Celaya  Spain 5011643%
5 Zsuzsanna Lovasz  Hungary 486871%
6 Montserrat Puche Díaz  Spain 478456%
7 Grit Jurack  Germany 469051%
8 Woo Sun-Hee  South Korea 457560%
9 Ausra Fridrikas  Austria 458255%
10 Elodie Mambo  Ivory Coast 438650%

Medalists


Gold Silver Bronze
 France
 Hungary
 South Korea

References


    • "2003 Women CRO" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 28 June 2009.