The 25th Women's Handball World Championship in Spain has come to an end. In the match for the bronze medal, Denmark won confidently against the hosts Spain, while Norway triumphed over France in the final.
The Danish team, featuring Anne Mette Hansen, recorded a confident victory over hosts Spain to win the bronze medal at the World Championships, their first medal at an international event since 2013. The Danes led by three goals in the first half (16 - 13). The Nordic dominance continued as the game progressed, with the Spanish rarely stopping their opponents from scoring, and they eventually took third place on the podium with a 35 - 28 victory. Anne Mette Hansen scored six goals in the match.
In the final, France met Norway. Although the French team had a big lead in the first half (16 - 12), the second half saw a complete change of the game. Led by a superb defensive display from Silje Solberg, Norway came back and then played an incredible game to win the World Cup final by seven goals, 29-22. Estelle Nze Minko scored 2 goals in the meeting, while Kari Brattset Dale and Stine Oftedal contributed 5-5 and Veronica Kristiansen 2 goals to Norway's victory.
Kari Brattset Dale was voted MVP of the World Championship.
WORLD CUP FINAL RESULT
8. Russian team
14. South Korea
19. Czech Republic
20. Puerto Rico
Photo source: IHF