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2018 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN

Chengde, China, 9-13 January



This World Championship was the ninth. The tournament was played on natural ice on a lake at the Summer Residence in Chengde. Estonia and Switzerland made their World Championship debut.

Sweden became World Champion after final victory against Russia. The final game got only one goal.

The eight teams were divided into two pools. The top three teams in Pool A advanced to the semifinals, while the fourth in Pool A played a playoff against the first in Pool B for the last semifinal spot.


BEST PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT

Linda Odén, Sweden

Goalkeeper
Linda Odén, Sweden
Defender
Anna Widing, Sweden
Halfback
Olga Bogdanova, Russia
Most assists
Olga Rodionova, Russia
Goal scorer
Susanna Simola, Finland, 11 goals
Most Valuable Player
Matilda Svenler, Sweden 

Susanna Simola, Finland


THIS IS CHENGDE

Chengde Imperial Park

Chengde is located 250 kilometers north of Beijing. The summer residence located here is the largest imperial park of all that has survived so far in China, the residence is under the protection of UNESCO. The imperial park is a wonderful lake, a picturesque place on earth, literally the name of the residence “Bishushanzhuang” is translated as “Mountain refuge from the summer heat.”

By the way, in January 2017, the sports ministries of Russia and China, having organized a seminar on sledge hockey for Chinese coaches and players, it was on this lake that a friendly match of the national teams was held, which caused a lot of positive emotions among the spectators and participants of the match, the leaders of the organizing committee of the Paralympic Winter Games. 2022.