Number of WCh so far: 21
Best achievement so far: 1st – 1962
Qualified as: Winner of play off matches againsk Serbia (56-54 agg.)
Coach: Tomas Ryde / Bogdan Burcea
As the only nation in the world Romania has attended all 22 times that the women's World Handball Championship has been played.
But apart from the gold medals in 1962, when the Romanians at home defeated Denmark 8-5 in the final, medals have been scarce. Actually, apart from the 1962 gold the Romanians have only won to sets of medals – silver in both 1973 and 2005.
Throughout history Romania's national women team has had many great players - but the biggest is probably 27-year-old Cristina Neagu who is in the current squad. Voted as the world's best in 2010 and finally back on top after two long-term injury periods.
But the Romanian team has many other outstanding players. For example, left-handed shooter Melinda Geiger, the experienced wing Valentina Ardean-Elisei and the naturalized Hungarian Gabriella Szücs who is master of the Romanian defence.