2009 World Women's Handball Championship

The 2009 World Women's Handball Championship was the 19th edition, second to take place outside Europe, of the international championship tournament in women's team sport handball that is governed by the International Handball Federation (IHF). China hosted the event from 5-20 December 2009. Russia successfully contested France in the final, their fourth title.[1]

2009 World Women's Handball Championship
第19届世界女子手球锦标赛 (in Chinese)
Tournament details
Host country China
Dates5–20 December
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Russia (4th title)
Runner-up France
Third place Norway
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches110
Goals scored5968 (54.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) Katrin Engel (67 goals)
Best player Lyudmila Postnova
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