Asian Men's Handball Championship

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For the women's tournament, see Asian Women's Handball Championship.
Asian Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 Asian Men's Handball Championship
Sport Handball
Founded 1977
Inaugural season 1977
Continent AHF (Asia)
Most recent champion(s)  Qatar (1st title)
Most titles  South Korea (9 titles)

The Asian Handball Nations Championship is the official competition for senior national handball teams of Asia, and takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the Asian champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the World Championship.

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1977
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait City

Japan
24–14
South Korea

China
38–16
Kuwait
1979
Details
China
Nanjing

Japan
No playoffs
China

Kuwait
No playoffs
Palestine
1983
Details
South Korea
Seoul

South Korea
25–19
Japan

Kuwait
31–21
Bahrain
1987
Details
Jordan
Amman

South Korea
No playoffs
Japan

Kuwait
No playoffs
China
1989
Details
China
Beijing

South Korea
No playoffs
Japan

Kuwait
No playoffs
China
1991
Details
Japan
Hiroshima

South Korea
27–23
Japan

China
29–17
Qatar
1993
Details
Bahrain
Manama

South Korea
26–22
Kuwait

Japan

Saudi Arabia
1995
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait City

Kuwait
No playoffs
South Korea

Bahrain
No playoffs
Japan
2000
Details
Japan
Kumamoto

South Korea
No playoffs
China

Japan
No playoffs
Chinese Taipei
2002
Details
Iran
Isfahan

Kuwait
29–25
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
38–33
South Korea
2004
Details
Qatar
Doha

Kuwait
28–24
Japan

Qatar
27–26
Bahrain
2006
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

Kuwait
33–30
South Korea

Qatar
21–20
Iran
2008
Details
Iran
Isfahan

South Korea
27–21
Kuwait

Saudi Arabia
24–23
Iran
2010
Details
Lebanon
Beirut

South Korea
32–25
Bahrain

Japan
33–30 OT
Saudi Arabia
2012
Details
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah

South Korea
23–22
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
25–21
Japan
2014
Details
Bahrain
Manama

Qatar
27–26
Bahrain

Iran
29–23
United Arab Emirates

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea 9 3 0 12
2  Kuwait 4 2 4 10
3  Japan 2 5 3 10
4  Qatar 1 2 2 5
5  China 0 2 2 4
6  Bahrain 0 2 1 3
7  Saudi Arabia 0 0 3 3
8  Iran 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Kuwait
1977
China
1979
South Korea
1983
Jordan
1987
China
1989
Japan
1991
Bahrain
1993
Kuwait
1995
Japan
2000
Iran
2002
Qatar
2004
Thailand
2006
Iran
2008
Lebanon
2010
Saudi Arabia
2012
Bahrain
2014
Years
 Bahrain 6th 4th 5th 5th 6th 3rd 7th 4th 6th 10th 2nd 6th 2nd 13
 China 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 8th 7th 9th 11th 12
 Chinese Taipei 7th 7th 7th 10th 7th 4th 6
 Hong Kong 8th 9th 2
 India 5th 9th 2
 Iran 8th 11th 9th 5th 5th 7th 4th 4th 7th 5th 3rd 11
 Iraq 5th 10th 10th 3
 Japan 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 4th 9th 16
 Jordan 7th 9th 8th 7th 12th 9th 6
 Kazakhstan 11th 8th 2
 Kuwait 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 8th 7th 14
 Lebanon 9th 8th 2
   Nepal 11th 1
 North Korea 9th 1
 Oman 9th 8th 2
 Palestine 7th 4th 10th 3
 Qatar 6th 6th 6th 4th 7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 12
 Saudi Arabia 8th 5th 5th 10th 4th 3rd 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 11
 South Korea 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 5th 14
 Syria 8th 12th 12th 6th 4
 Thailand 9th 1
 United Arab Emirates 9th 6th 8th 6th 6th 8th 11th 7th 4th 9
 Uzbekistan 10th 12th 2
Total 9 5 8 11 9 12 12 9 5 7 9 9 10 12 10 12

References[edit]