See a complete list of World Women’s Handball Champions. The 2017 World Women’s Handball Champions is team France. They defeated Norway 23-21 to win their second national title.
- The International Handball Federation has held the World Championship in team handball for women since 1957.
- Russia has won four Gold medals, which is the most of any country at the World Women’s Handball Championships.
World Women’s Handball Champions:
|2017||France||23 – 21||Norway|
|2015||Norway||31 – 23||Netherlands|
|2013||Brazil||22 – 20||Serbia|
|2011||Norway||32 – 24||France|
|2009||Russia||25 – 22||France|
|2007||Russia||29 – 24||Norway|
|1999||Norway||25 – 24 (ot)Norway||France|
|1993||Germany||22 – 21 (OT)||Denmark|
|1990||Soviet Union||24 – 22||Yugoslavia|
|1986||Soviet Union||30 – 22||Czechoslovakia|
|1982||Soviet Union||no final||Germany|
|1978||East Germany||no final||Soviet Union|
|1975||East Germany||no final||Soviet Union|
|1973||Yugoslavia||16 – 11||Romania|
|1971||East Germany||11 – 8||Yugoslavia|
|1965||Hungary||5 – 3||Yugoslavia|
|1962||Romania||8 – 5||Denmark|
|1957||Czechoslovakia||7 – 1||Hungary|