2019.08.01 08.04

Dear handball friends

Welcome to the first-ever IHF Women’s Super Globe – China 2019.

The number 9 is auspicious in traditional Chinese culture and that is true when it comes to handball with the populous Asian nation having a history of hosting top-level women’s events in years ending with the number.

It has been 20 years since China hosted the 1999 IHF Women’s Junior World Championship and 10 years since six cities in Jiangsu hosted the 2009 IHF Women’s World Championship.

One of those cities was Wuxi, and the sports hall used 10 years ago now has the honour of hosting the first-ever IHF Women’s Super Globe – in 2019.