IHF World Men's Outdoor Handball Championship


IHF World Men's Outdoor Handball Championship was the world championship of field handball and was organized by the International Handball Federation (IHF) in the period 1948-1966. The first edition was organized by the International Amateur Handball Federation (IAHF) the predecessor of the IHF. In total, seven editions were held. West Germany and East Germany did not participate in the 1948 championship due to the end of World War II.

IHF World Men's Outdoor Handball Championship
SportField handball
Founded1938
FounderInternational Amateur Handball Federation (IAHF)
Inaugural season1938
No. of teams6
ContinentInternational (IHF)
Most recent
champion(s)
 West Germany (3rd title)
Most titles West Germany (3 titles)

Tournament


Year Host Country Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1938[1]
Details

Germany

Germany
23–0
Switzerland

Hungary
10–2
Sweden
1948[2]
Details

France

Sweden
11–4
Denmark

Switzerland
21–4
France
1952[3]
Details

Switzerland

West Germany
19–8
Sweden

Switzerland
12–10
Austria
1955[4]
Details

West Germany

West Germany
25–13
Switzerland

Czechoslovakia
13–10
Sweden
1959[5]
Details

Austria

Germany
1
14–11
Romania

Sweden
18–9
Austria
1963[6]
Details

Switzerland

East Germany
14–7
West Germany

Switzerland
10–6
Poland
1966[7]
Details

Austria

West Germany
Round-robin
(15–15)

East Germany

Austria
Round-robin
(19–15)

Poland

1: Germany sent a united team composed of players from the GDR and the FRG.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 West Germany3104
2 Germany2002
3 Sweden1113
4 East Germany1102
5  Switzerland0235
6 Denmark0101
 Romania0101
8 Austria0011
 Czechoslovakia0011
 Hungary0011
Totals (10 nations)77721

National team appearances in the IHF World Championship

Comprehensive team results by tournament

Source: IHF official site.[8]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • 5th – Fifth place
  • 6th – Sixth place
  • 7th – Seventh place
  • 8th – Eighth place
  • 9th – Ninth place
  • 10th – Tenth place
  • IR – Intermediary round
  • PR – Preliminary round
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •    — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team
1938
(10)

1948
(12)

1952
(10)

1955
(17)

1959
(7)

1963
(8)

1966
(6)
Total
 AustriaPart of  GermanyIR4th7th4th5th3rd6
 Belgium×PRPR××2
 Denmark8th2nd5thPR6th××5
 Spain××PRPR••××2
 Finland×PR×PR×××2
 France×4thPR8th××3
 Germany (including
West Germany)
1st×1st1st1st2nd1st6
 Hungary3rdPR×PR7th××4
 Netherlands9thIR6thPR×6th6th5
 Norway××PR×××1
 Israel×××××7th×1
 Luxembourg10thPRPR×××3
 Poland7thIR××4th4th4
 Portugal×IRPR×××2
 Romania5th×××2nd××2
  Switzerland2nd3rd3rd2nd5th3rd5th7
 Sweden4th1st2nd4th3rd××5
 United States×××××8th×1
Discontinued teams
 Czechoslovakia6th××3rd×××2
 East GermanyPart of  Germany××××1st2nd2
 SaarPart of  Germany×PR6thSee  West Germany2
 Yugoslavia××5th××1

See also


References


  1. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1938 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 89 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1948 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 78 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  3. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1952 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 92 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  4. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1955 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 91 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  5. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1959 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 91 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  6. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1963 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 75 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  7. Mosch, T. (20 November 2003). "1966 Men Outdoor" (PDF; 87 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  8. "Medals Table - Ranking at Men's World Championships" (PDF). International Handball Federation (PDF; 941 KB). 20 October 2010. p. 17. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2020.