First time participant Dominican Republic earned the well deserved fourth place after a loss in the bronze medal match against Chinese Taipei (12 – 15). What a huge result for this relative new IKF country.
The 2016 U19 KWC final showed a ‘fight’ between the eternal rivals Belgium and The Netherlands. At half time the Netherland had a six goals lead; 13 – 7. The many hundered speactators in the sportvenue and the live webcasting viewers saw an exciting second half. After 15 – 10 the Belgian team scored 5 goals in a row despite a Dutch time out at 15 – 12. In the final minutes the Dutch managed to expand the lead to four goals again. The end result is 22 – 18 and the Dutch win the 21st edition of the U19 Korfball World Cup.
KNKV President, Mr Rob Meijer and the alderman of sport of the city of Leeuwarden Mr Andries Ekhart awarded the prizes in the closing ceremony in front of an enthousiastic crowd.
The full ranking in 2016 is:
All results from the 2016 edition you may see here: All results U19 KWC 2016; click here
The organisers of the U19 KWC supported by the clubs in the area did a great job again to organise this youth event in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
Rewatch all U19 KWC games in the following youtube links:
SportsHall 1 – www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYVQCEJD00gW0iNSC0zUeQ
SportsHall 2 – www.youtube.com/channel/UChAkil6v_kR9-qRkIeAvR7w
SportsHall 3 – (streaming not available)
All U19 KWC 2016 tournament (results, reports, images, top scorers and much more in the following links:
www.u19kwc.com – twitter.com/U19KWC
U19 KWC 2016 FACEBOOK ALBUMS:
(c) All images available in www.u19kwc.com/images