Beach Handball World Championships

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IHF Men's & Women's Beach Handball World Championships
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Handball current event 2.svg 2020 Men's Beach Handball World Championships
2020 Women's Beach Handball World Championships
Sport Beach Handball
Founded2004
Founder International Handball Federation
Inaugural season 2004
No. of teams16
Continents5
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (men)
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece (women)
Most titlesFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (men; 5 titles)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (women; 3 titles)

The IHF Beach Handball World Championships is an international beach handball competition contested by the men's and women's national teams of the member federations/associations of International Handball Federation (IHF), the sport's global governing body.

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The tournament was established in 2004, taking place every two years to allow continental tournaments to flourish without the burden of the World Championship qualifiers crowding the schedule every 12 months. The current tournament format lasts over approximately 6 days and involves 16 teams initially competing in four groups of four teams. The group winners and runners-up advance to a series of knock-out stages until the champion is crowned. The losing semi-finalists play each other in a play-off match to determine the third and fourth-placed teams.

The most recent edition was held in Kazan (Russia), and crowned Brazil as champions defeating defending champions Croatia by 2–0 in the final of men's category. Debutants Greece claimed title in women's category by defeating Norway in the final by 2–1. [1]

Men's tournament

Summary

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2004
Details
Flag of Egypt.svg
El Gouna, Egypt
Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2–1Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
2–1Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2006
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2–1Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2008
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Cadiz, Spain
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2–1
(p.s.)
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg
Serbia
2–0Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2010
Details
Flag of Turkey.svg
Antalya, Turkey
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
2–1Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2012
Details
Flag of Oman.svg
Muscat, Oman
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–1Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2–0Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
2014
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Recife, Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–1Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
2–1Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
2016
Details
Flag of Hungary.svg
Budapest, Hungary [2]
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2–0Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
2–1Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2018
Details
Flag of Russia.svg
Kazan, Russia [2]
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2–0Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2020
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Pescara, Italy [3]
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [4] Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5207
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2215
3Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1001
4Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0213
5Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0112
6Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0101
7Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 0022
8Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0011
Totals (10 nations)88824

Participating nations

Nation Flag of Egypt.svg
2004
Flag of Brazil.svg
2006
Flag of Spain.svg
2008
Flag of Turkey.svg
2010
Flag of Oman.svg
2012
Flag of Brazil.svg
2014
Flag of Hungary.svg
2016
Flag of Russia.svg
2018
2020 Years
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 10th11thQ3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 12th12th11th12th13thQ6
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 7th6th9th9th4
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 9th1st2nd1st1st1st2nd1stQ9
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 4th7th1st7th3rd2nd1st2ndQ9
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 5th4th7thQ4
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 10th1
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1st4th4th4th6th8th8th7
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 8thQ2
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6th5th7th2nd4th3rdQ7
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 11th8th2
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Q1
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 10th1
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 12th11th2
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Q1
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 16th1
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Q1
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 8th9th8th12th7th10thQ7
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 10th1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 10th7th3rd3rd9thQ6
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3rd9th8th6th4th7th6thQ8
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 3rd6th2
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3rd5th8th5th5th5th5th7
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4th1
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Q1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 2nd2nd6th3rd4
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 11th12thQ4
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 5th2nd6th3
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 9th11th9th10th15thQ6
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 14th1
Total91012121212121616

Women's tournament

Summary

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2004
Details
Flag of Egypt.svg
El Gouna, Egypt
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
2–1Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg
Italy
n/a Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2006
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
2–0Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Bulgaria
2008
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Cadiz, Spain
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
2–0Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–1Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
2010
Details
Flag of Turkey.svg
Antalya, Turkey
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2–0Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
2012
Details
Flag of Oman.svg
Muscat, Oman
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2–0Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2014
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Recife, Brazil
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2–1Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
2016
Details
Flag of Hungary.svg
Budapest, Hungary [2]
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2–1Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2–1Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2018
Details
Flag of Russia.svg
Kazan, Russia [2]
Flag of Greece.svg
Greece
2–1Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2020
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Pescara, Italy
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [4] Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3137
2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1135
3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1102
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1012
5Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1001
7Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0202
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0101
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0101
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0101
11Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0011
Totals (11 nations)88824


Participating nations

Nation Flag of Egypt.svg
2004
Flag of Brazil.svg
2006
Flag of Spain.svg
2008
Flag of Turkey.svg
2010
Flag of Oman.svg
2012
Flag of Brazil.svg
2014
Flag of Hungary.svg
2016
Flag of Russia.svg
2018
2020 Years
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 11th7thQ3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 8th12th8th16thQ5
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 6th1st3rd3rd1st1st2nd3rdQ9
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 4th1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 12th11th9thQ4
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 10th6th13th3
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 4th6th1st6th5thQ6
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2nd2nd7th5thQ5
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 10th11th2
Flag of France.svg  France 11th1
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2nd1
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1stQ2
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 8th1
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 5th7th7th4th2nd4thQ7
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3rd8th4th8th7th6th5thQ8
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 7th10th2
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 10th1
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 12thQ2
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Q1
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 12th1
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6th1st3rd3rd3rd2ndQ7
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 8th1
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 10th10th6th3
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1st3rd5th7th4
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 8th1
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 12th1
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2nd9th5th1st4thQ6
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 11th9th9th15th4
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 12th1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 2nd5th5thQ4
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 9th4th4th3
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 14thQ2
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 9th7th6th8th11th10th6
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 9thQ2
Total81012121212121616

Overall medal count

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)83314
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)3216
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1135
4Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1113
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)1023
6Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1001
8Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)0314
9Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0213
10Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0202
11Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0101
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0101
13Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)0022
14Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0011
Totals (15 nations)16161648

See also

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