Greenland won a low-scoring final against Canada to prevail ©NACHC

Greenland claimed a rare sporting success on the international stage as they won the North America And Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Women's Championship title on home soil.

The hosts won the tournament after edging out Canada 17-15 in a defensive final at Inussivik in Nuuk, where goalkeepers were in fine form.

Ivalu Bjerge, the event's most valuable player, scored the final goal for Greenland with just 19 seconds remaining to ensure there was no way back for the Canadians.

Bjerge ended the final with seven goals, with Josefine Gadgaard scoring six.

Greenland had never won the NACHC title before but reached the final last time in 2021, losing to Puerto Rico.

Their victory means they have qualified for the Women's World Championship in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in November and December.

A group of five teams contested the tournament with all starting in a round-robin phase.

Greenland and Canada finished first and second, respectively, to book their places in the final, with the hosts winning all of their matches.

This included a 30-19 win over Canada in their opening match which would go on to be repeated in the final.

Mexico finished third and Cuba fourth to qualify for the bronze medal game, which the Mexicans edged 29-27.

United States lost all of their round-robin games to finish bottom of the group.

Greenland, a Danish territory, rarely compete under their own flag in international sport and is not recognised by the International Olympic Committee.