team Denmark

Winning the 2016 Olympic gold medals in a memorable final against defending champions France was the highlight of the long and successful Danish handball history. Before, the Danes had won gold medals on continental stage in 2008 and 2012 and became World Championship finalists twice in 2011 and 2013. Now the team of Nicolaj Jakobsen aims for the first ever gold medal at a World Championship, as one of the hosts. The Danish squad combines a mixture of experienced world stars such as Mikkel Hansen, Lasse Svan and Niklas Landin and multiple young talents. Having the huge support from the stands in Herning in mind from the 2014 EURO event, the Danes hope to go all the way. In their dress rehearsal, the 2018 European Championship, they made it to the semis, but were then beaten twice by Sweden and France to finish on the fourth position.

Competition records:

World Championship match results: 1938: 4, 1954: 5, 1958: 4, 1961: 5, 1964: 7, 1967: SILVER, 1970: 4, 1974: 8, 1978: 4, 1982: 4, 1986: 8, 1993: 9, 1995: 19, 1999: 9, 2003: 9, 2005: 13, 2007: BRONZE, 2009: 4, 2011: SILVER, 2013: SILVER, 2015: 5, 2017: 10

Olympic Games match results: 1972: 13, 1976: 8, 1980: 9, 1984: 4, 2008: 7, 2012: 6, 2016: GOLD

European Championship match results: 1994: 4, 1996: 12, 2000: 10, 2002: BRONZE, 2004: BRONZE, 2006: BRONZE, 2008: GOLD, 2010: 5, 2012: GOLD, 2014: SILVER, 2016: 6, 2018: 4

Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: host

Coach: Nicolaj Jakobsen