Number of WCh so far: 15
Best achievement so far: 1st – 1995
Qualified as: Winner of the Asian Championships 2015
Coach: Lim Young-chul
With 2016 being an Olympic year the South Korean team can be expected to be seriously preparing for the Games in Rio which means that they will show up in Denmark in a daunting form. Just as the Koreans did it when they won the World Championship in 1995 and when they picked the Wch bronze medal in 2003.
The Olympic Games mean everything to Korean handball players and it is also quite unique that South Korea has been in the Top 4 at all Olympic Games since 1984. They won gold at home in Seoul in 1988 and again four years later in Barcelona, silver 1984, 1996 and 2004 and bronze in 2008.
The Koreans had next to no resistance at this year's Asian Championships and won the final against Japan with 36-22. The style of play is technically on the highest level possible – performed at a murderous pace and a unique understanding of the collective game.
South Korea, who has won the Asian Championships 12 out of the 15 times that it has been arranged, has its biggest profiles in the left wing Eun-Bi-Lee, right back Eun-Hee Ryu and the formidable playmaker Han-Na-Gwon.