1977 Asian Men's Handball Championship

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1977 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Kuwait
Dates 26 March – 4 April 1977
Teams 9
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Runner-up  South Korea
Third place  China
Fourth place  Kuwait

The 1977 Asian Men's Handball Championship was the first Asian Championship, which took place from March 26 to April 4, 1977 in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Preliminary round[edit]

The top two finishers from each preliminary round group progressed to the next round.

Group A Group B

 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates

 South Korea

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal match
  Japan  26  
  China  19  
      Japan  24
    South Korea  14
Bronze medal match
  South Korea  22   China  38
  Kuwait  16     Kuwait  16


Japan  26–19  China Kuwait City

South Korea  22–16  Kuwait Kuwait City

Bronze medal match[edit]

4 April 1977 China  38–16  Kuwait Kuwait City

Gold medal match[edit]

4 April 1977 Japan  24–14  South Korea Kuwait City

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team
1st  Japan
2nd  South Korea
3rd  China
4  Kuwait
5  Iraq
6  Bahrain
7  Palestine
8  Saudi Arabia
9  United Arab Emirates
Team qualified for the 1978 World Championship