Hungary take the Junior world title
2018 july 14.
Perfect finish: the Hungarian women's junior team defeated Norway to claim their first Junior World Championship trophy.
Women’s U20 World Championship 5-8th place:
France-Romania 30-24 (16-11)
Teams were head-to-head in the first minutes then France dominated, took a slight advantage, which increased to five goals for the half-time. The match continued with the same roles in the second half, Romania seemed tired for the end of the tournament. France took the seventh place with a 6-goal victory.
Netherlands-Denmark 32-28 (16-14)
Both sides started the match well, in the first ten minutes teams played head-to-head. From the middle of the first half, Netherlands used situations better and increased the number of their goals. In the second part of the game, the Netherlands dominated as well, who earned the fifth place in the World Championship.
Russia-Korea Republic 27-29 (13-10)
Russia started the game better, but the Koreans did not let their opponents go. In the second half, Korea turned the result by their more focused game and hit a four-goal advantage. The Russians could not change the rhythm so Korea won the bronze medal game.
Norway-Hungary 28-22 (10-12)
The final started in a magical atmosphere, Klujber scored the first two Hungarian goals, but after 5-2, Norway got back, equalised, scored even in a double man-down situation. Teams played a tensed game, with mistakes and Norway led by 2 goals with a great perfomance in defence and in the goal by Gronlund.
After the half-time, Hungary’s attack became better, Háfra equalised, then Faluvégi took the led for her team. Lakatos injured, but Hungary played overwhelmingly even without its team captain and increased the speed in the last fifteen minutes. At the end, the host team won by 6 goals and became the new U20 world champion!
Golovin Vlagyimir head coach: - We are happy and proud. The gold medal, the title of the world championship is not my success, but of course the girls and the coaches who have taught them handball, success is common, thank you everyone who participated. The team spirit was very strong.
Suba Sára: - It's amazing to be world champions. We cannot believe it yet. We had a two-goal disadvantage in the break. Then our coach Golovin provided us with instructions on how to take the lead and then how to keep it. We managed to keep it 100% and win the match. We are very happy and we are delighted to have enjoyed so many people.
Háfra Noémi: - It was a great experience to play in front of so many people. During the break, the Norwegians had the advantage, the fans gave us power and overwhelmed us with the difficulties. I hope I can use this form of mine in the championship too, though I have not always been completely satisfied. I am very happy and proud of the team, I cannot believe that we won the World Championship!