Reigning champions Russia beat China today to remain top of Group C at the Women's Youth World Handball Championships  ©AHF

Defending champions Russia secured their second win at the Women’s Youth World Handball Championships in Kielce in Poland today, to remain top in Group C.

The defending champions are level on four points with Norway, who also won their second match, but the Russians remain top thanks to a superior goal difference.

The Russians were the first on in the group and promptly dispatched China 32-17 at the Legionow Hall.

Norway then faced The Netherlands and won 34-25.

In comparison to Russia, the Norwegians have won both their matches by less goals, which is why they sit second in the group.

Japan then played Argentina in the same group having both lost their first matches.

Argentina took that 26-23 to go level with The Netherlands on two points.

China's best efforts were not enough to beat Russia in Group C ©AHF
China's best efforts were not enough to beat Russia in Group C ©AHF

The only other matches today were in Group A, as groups B and D both rested.

Hosts Poland won their second match against Angola, but just like Norway in Group C, they remain behind Germany due to an inferior goal difference.

The Germans have managed to keep up their lead by beating Angola 28-19.

The final result of the day was from Romania versus Austria, which finished 37-19.

All of Germany, Romania and Poland are now on four points but with the worst goal difference, the hosts sit third.

The second round of matches in groups B and D are due to take place tomorrow.