Germany and Brazil won the title at the World Championships in Roxbury, USA.

The U18 women from Germany remained undefeated throughout the tournament, beating Brazil 3:2 (11:06, 09:11, 07:11, 11:08, 14:12) in an exciting final. The team thus defended its 2016 title and became world champion for the fifth time. Austria won the bronze medal by beating Switzerland 3:0 (12:10, 11:07, 11:9).

Brazil lost only against Austria 1:3 to the U18 men and coach Jorge Luiz Heck’s and Valdir Simione’s team remained undefeated after the double elimination. In the final, the South Americans won 3:1 (11:05, 11:05, 14:15, 11:08) against defending champion Germany. Austria took third place with a victory over Switzerland (11:03, 14:12, 11:03).