Handball Union of Russia
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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.
- 1 History
- 2 Competitions
- 3 Ranking
- 4 Honorary President of the HUR
- 5 Awards
- 6 Best Handballers of Russia in the 20th century
- 7 75-Year anniversary of Russian handball
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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.
The Handball Union of Russia conducts two competitions for both Men and Women teams:
- Russian Handball Super League - For handball premier league clubs.
- Russian Handball League 1 - For handball Second Division clubs.
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:
IHF annual ranking
All-time best IHF ranking (men)
All-time best IHF ranking (women)
Honorary President of the HUR
Hans Baumann Trophy
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.
Best Handballers of Russia in the 20th century
|Best Player (Men):||Andrey Lavrov
|Best Player (Women):||Natalia Anisimova
|Best Coach:||Vladimir Maksimov
|Best Referee:||Yuri Taranukhin
75-Year anniversary of Russian handball
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.
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.
- Match officials: Ivan Dolejs and Vaclav Kohout
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
- "History of handball in Russia". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- "Winners of the Handball Championship of Russia". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- "History of HUR". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- "All-Time Best IHF Ranking" (PDF). IHF. 2006-01-24. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- "Honorary President of the Handball Union of Russia". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- "History of the HUR". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
- "Best Handball Players of Russia of XX Century". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
- "75-Year Anniversary of Russian handball". HUR. Retrieved 2008-12-08.