Hungary won the world junior title on home soil ©IHF

Hungary won the Women's Junior World Handball Championship on home soil at the Fonix Hall in Debrecen, defeating Norway in today's final.

The host nation delighted a sold out crowd of more than 5,000 fans with a 28-22 victory.

They had to battle back from behind to win after the Norwegians led 12-10 at the break.

Both Noémi Háfra and Katrin Klujber top scored for the Hungarians with eight goals each as the country won their maiden title.

"We are happy and proud," said home coach Golovin Vladimir.

"The gold medal, the title of the World Championship is not my success, but of course the girls and the coaches who have taught them handball.

"Success is common, thank you everyone who participated. 

"The team was very united."

In the bronze medal match, South Korea edged Russia 29-27.

Elsewhere, The Netherlands defeated Denmark, who began the event as reigning champions, 32-28 to finish fifth.

France beat Romania 30-24 to come seventh.