Handball Union of Russia

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Handball Union of Russia
Motto -
Formation 1989
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Membership Russian Handball Clubs
Official language Russian
President Vladimir Maksimov
Website www.rushandball.ru

The Handball Union of Russia (Russian: Союза гандболистов Россия) commonly known by its acronym, HUR, is the national governing body of handball in Russia. Its headquarters are in Moscow, Russia, and its current president is Vladimir Maksimov. HUR is responsible for the organization and governance of handball's major local championships in Russia, most notably the Russian Handball Super League (Russian: Чемпионат России Супер Лига), held since 1992.

History[edit]

In 1989 was held the first Constituent Conference of the Handball Union of Russia with participation of 32 collective members. As the General Director of the Union was elected Mr. Vladimir Salmanovich Maksimov, the Olympic Champion of 1976, the USSR Merited Master of Sport, the Merited Coach of the USSR and of the RSFSR.

In March 1992 in Volgograd was held the second Conference of the Handball Union of Russia where the authorities of Union were elected. As the first President of the Union was elected Mr. Alexander Borisovich Kozhukhov, USSR Merited Master of Sport, Merited Coach of the USSR. As the General Director and Vice-President was elected again Mr. Vladimir Salmanovich Maksimov. As the Vice-President Mr. Yuri Fedorovich Reznikov, the Honorary Master of Sport of the USSR. As the General Secretary Mr. Boris Nikolaevich Makarov.

The same year (1992), as the right successor of the former USSR Handball Federation, the Handball Union of Russia had become the equal member of the International Handball Federation (IHF) and of the European Handball Federation (EHF).

And since that formation date the Handball Union of Russia hold annual tournaments and championships of Russia.

Since 1993 Russia entered the national teams for participation at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships.[1]

Competitions[edit]

The Handball Union of Russia conducts two competitions for both Men and Women teams:[2]

Ranking[edit]

In accordance with the ranking of the IHF and EHF, the Handball Union of Russia had the following places by the participation results of all national teams at the Olympic Games, the World and European Championships, namely:[3][4]

IHF annual ranking[edit]

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1 2 1 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 4

Honorary President of the HUR[edit]

See: Alexander Borisovich Kozhukhov[5]

Awards[edit]

Hans Baumann Trophy[edit]

The Handball Union of Russia was awarded with the highest order of the International Handball Federation (IHF) – Hans Baumann Trophy for the great contribution to the world development of this sport. The awarding with the Trophey was held during the IHF XXIX Ordinary Congress in Saint Petersburg by the IHF President Dr. Hassan Moustafa and the IHF General Director Mr. Raymond Hahn. The trophy of Hans Baumann, the second President of IHF, who headed the world handball from 1950 up to 1971, is awarded since 1972 each two years. The Russian handball was awarded the trophy for the first time.

The Trophy is kept at the head-office of the Handball Union of Russia, together with five prizes of the European Handball Federation as the best country by sports results.[6]

Best Handballers of Russia in the 20th century[edit]

In 2001, the congress as well as the members of the executive committee of the Handball Union of Russia named the best Russian handballers of the 20th century. The voting results were:[7]

Best Player (Men): Andrey Lavrov

Best Player (Women): Natalia Anisimova

Best Coach: Vladimir Maksimov

Best Referee: Yuri Taranukhin

75-Year anniversary of Russian handball[edit]

In 2003, the Handball Union of Russia celebrated the 75-Year Anniversary of Russian Handball. In many regions of Russia there were held special events to celebrate the jubilee. As the final chord was the organization of the match for men teams Russia national handball team and the World Selection.[8]

It is for the first time that such an imposing event is held in Russia, and for the whole history of the International Handball Federation (since 1948) it is the twentieth, where the World Selection took part. The International Handball Federation had awarded the Handball Union of Russia with such an event for the merits of the national handball and the authority of the Russian handball in the world.

  • The match took place in Dynamo Sports Palace, Moscow and was attended by 5,000 supporters and finished (30:30) 1st half (19:14) Russia.

International Handball Federation during the match was represented by: President: Dr. Hassan Moustafa, Secretary General: Raymond Hahn, Executive Director: Frank Birkefeld, Adidas Representative: Sascha Janzen, Secretary: Jose Martin

Scorers list[edit]

Line-up[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of handball in Russia". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Winners of the Handball Championship of Russia". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  3. ^ "History of HUR". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Best IHF Ranking". IHF. 2006-01-24. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Honorary President of the Handball Union of Russia". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  6. ^ "History of the HUR". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  7. ^ "Best Handball Players of Russia of XX Century". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  8. ^ "75-Year Anniversary of Russian handball". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Our sponsors". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 

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