Pan American Men's Handball Championship

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The American Handball Championship, also called PanAmericano, is the official competition for senior national handball teams of North, Center, Caribbean and South America, and takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the Pan-American champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the World Men's Handball Championship.

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1979
Details
Mexico
Mexico City

Cuba
Round robin
Canada

United States
Round robin
Brazil
1981
Details
Argentina
Buenos Aires

Cuba
34–20
Brazil

United States
25–22
Argentina
1983
Details
United States
Colorado Springs

Cuba
Round robin
United States

Canada
Round robin
Brazil
1985
Details
Brazil
Manaus

Cuba
Round robin
United States

Brazil
Round robin
Mexico
1989
Details
Cuba
Pinar del Río

Cuba
Round robin
Brazil

United States
Round robin
Canada
1994
Details
Brazil
Santa Maria

Cuba
Round robin
Brazil

United States
Round robin
Argentina
1996
Details
United States
Colorado Springs

Cuba
28–24
Argentina

United States
23–22
Brazil
1998
Details
Cuba
Havana

Cuba
31–26
Argentina

Brazil
27–22
United States
2000
Details
Brazil
São Bernardo do Campo

Argentina
26–25
Cuba

Brazil
38–17
United States
2002
Details
Argentina
Buenos Aires

Argentina
22–21
Brazil

Greenland
27–7
United States
2004
Details
Chile
Santiago

Argentina
24–21
Brazil

Canada
31–24
Chile
2006
Details
Brazil
Aracajú

Brazil
28–23
Argentina

Greenland
30–29
United States
2008
Details
Brazil
São Carlos

Brazil
27–24
Argentina

Cuba
37–30
Chile
2010
Details
Chile
Santiago

Argentina
28–27
Brazil

Chile
34–31
Cuba
2012
Details
Argentina
Buenos Aires

Argentina
22–21
Brazil

Chile
37–27
Uruguay
2014
Details
Uruguay
Canelones

Argentina
30–19
Brazil

Chile
25–24
Uruguay
2016
Details
Venezuela
Táchira / Barquisimeto

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 8 1 1 10
2  Argentina 6 4 0 10
3  Brazil 2 8 3 13
4  United States 0 2 5 7
5  Canada 0 1 2 3
6  Chile 0 0 3 3
7  Greenland 0 0 2 2
Total 16 16 16 48

Teams by year[edit]

Nation 1979 1981 1983 1985 1989 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 Years
 Argentina 5th 4th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 14
 Brazil 4th 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 16
 Canada 2nd 3rd 6th 4th 5th 6th 3rd 7th 7th 9
 Chile 7th 5th 4th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 8
 Colombia 8th 8th 2
 Costa Rica 8th 1
 Cuba 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 11
 Dominican Republic 6th 8th 2
 Greenland 5th 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 5th 6th 5th 5th 9
 Guatemala 8th 1
 Mexico 6th 5th 5th 4th 5th 5th 6th 7th 7th 7th 8th 7th 9th 7th 14
 Paraguay 6th 6th 6th 6th 4
 Puerto Rico 6th 6th 7th 6th 8th 5
 Uruguay 7th 9th 8th 6th 6th 5th 4th 4th 8
 United States 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th 7th 4th 7th 6th 14
 Venezuela 8th 1

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