IHF Emerging Nations Championship

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IHF Emerging Nations Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 IHF Emerging Nations Championship
SportHandball
Founded2015
No. of teams16
ContinentInternational (IHF)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Georgia (1st title)
Most titles Faroe Islands (2 titles)

The IHF Emerging Nations Championship is a men's handball tournament organized by the International Handball Federation since 2015, directed to play with emerging teams. Its first edition was held in Kosovo from June 20 to 26.[1][2]

Countries that will participate are the ones part in the “4 Year Plan” of the European Handball Federation and the best ranked countries in the other Continents that did not qualify for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship. Players from 16 to 30 years are able to play in the tournament.

Tournaments[edit]

Year Host country Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2015 Kosovo
Kosovo

Faroe Islands
27–24
Latvia

Kosovo
28–16
Uruguay
2017 Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Faroe Islands
26–25
Turkey

Kosovo
32–25
Cyprus
2019 Georgia (country)
Georgia[3]

Georgia
31–21
Cuba

Bulgaria
47–31
Great Britain

Medal count[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Faroe Islands2002
2 Georgia1001
3 Cuba0101
 Latvia0101
 Turkey0101
6 Kosovo0022
7 Bulgaria0011
Totals (7 nations)3339

Participation details[edit]

Team Kosovo
2015
(16)
Bulgaria
2017
(16)
Georgia (country)
2019
(12)
Total
 Albania 14th 15th 2
 Andorra 15th 14th 2
 Armenia 16th 16th 2
 Australia 12th 1
 Azerbaijan 10th 10th 2
 Bulgaria 11th 5th 3rd 3
 Cameroon 7th 1
 China 10th 6th 6th 3
 Colombia 8th 1
 Cuba 2nd 1
 Cyprus 4th 1
 Estonia 5th 1
 Faroe Islands 1st 1st 2
 Georgia 8th 1st 2
 Great Britain 9th 11th 4th 3
 Greece 1
 India 9th 1
 Ireland 13th 12th 11th 3
 Kosovo 3rd 3rd 2
 Latvia 2nd 1
 Lithuania 1
 Luxembourg 7th 1
 Malta 8th 13th 12th 3
 Moldova 6th 9th 2
 Nigeria 7th 1
 Turkey 2nd 1
 United States 5th 1
 Uruguay 4th 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It has launched the World Handball Championship in developing countries today in our capital". Kosovo Handball Federation. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ "IHF Emerging Nations Men's Championship". Handball Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ "2019 IHF Men's Emerging Nations Championship". ihf.info. 8 April 2019.

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