Women's EHF EURO 2002

The fifth edition of the Women's EHF EURO took place in Denmark from 6 to 15 December 2002 and was the first tournament of its kind to be played with 16 teams.

Hosting the event for a second time after 1996, Denmark's women's national team celebrated its third EHF EURO title after a 25:22 victory against arch rivals Norway. Denmark had also topped the podium in 1994 and 1996.

France won their first Women's EHF EURO silverware with a 27:22 victory against Russia in the bronze medal match.

More than 80,000 spectators overall came to the matches, and the event was broadcast to over 80 countries worldwide.

Final Ranking

1. Denmark 5. Hungary 9. Austria 13. Spain
2. Norway 6. Yugoslavia 10. Slovenia 14. Netherlands
3. France 7. Romania 11. Germany 15. Sweden
4. Russia 8. Czech Republic 12. Ukraine 16. Belarus

All-Star Team

Goalkeeper Karin Mortensen (DEN)
Left wing Lina Daugaard (DEN)
Left back Ausra Fridrikas (AUT)
Centre back Kristina Andersen (DEN)
Line player Ludmila Bodnieva (RUS)
Right back Caroline Rosenberg (NOR)
Right wing Stephanie Cano (FRA)
Top scorer Agnes Farkas (HUN/58 goals)
Best player Karin Mortensen (DEN)

Visit eurohandball.com for a full tournament summary including all results and the EHF's Activities website for the tournament's quantitative analysis.


Group A: Spain vs. Poland