Kuwait national handball team

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Kuwait
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Nickname Al Azraq (Mr. Blue) الازرق
Association Kuwait Handball Association
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Home
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 2 (First in 1980)
Best result 12th (1980, 1996)
World Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 1982)
Best result 15th (1982)
Asian Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1977)
Best result 1st (1995, 2002, 2004, 2006)
Last updated on Unknown.
Kuwait national handball team
Medal record
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Bangkok Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Team

The Kuwait national handball team is controlled by the Kuwait Handball Association. It is highly regarded as one of the most successful national handball teams in Asia and the Arab World. Kuwait has enjoyed great handball success at both the national and club level. The sport is widely considered to be the national icon of Kuwait, although football is more popular among the overall population. Kuwait's golden decade existed from the late 1990s to the late 2000s. Kuwait is also the founding member of the Asian Handball Federation, the Asian Championship and Club Champions League.

On 15 September 2015, the International Handball Federation suspended the Kuwait Handball Association.[1]

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

  • 1980 – 12th place
  • 1996 – 12th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 1982 – 15th place
  • 1995 – 20th place
  • 1999 – 19th place
  • 2001 – 23rd place
  • 2003 – 20th place
  • 2005 – 22nd place
  • 2007 – 18th place
  • 2009 – 22nd place

Asian Championship record[edit]

Year Round
Kuwait 1977 Fourth place
China 1979 Third place
South Korea 1983 Third place
Jordan 1987 Third place
China 1989 Third place
Japan 1991 Eighth place
Bahrain 1993 Runners-up
Kuwait 1995 Champions
Japan 2000 Withdrew
Iran 2002 Champions
Qatar 2004 Champions
Thailand 2006 Champions
Iran 2008 Runners-up
Lebanon 2010 _***
Saudi Arabia 2012 Eighth place
Bahrain 2012 Seventh place
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
Red border color indicates tournament was held on home :soil.
***Following the IOC decision to suspend the NOC of Kuwait which came in force on 1 January 2010, the International Handball Federation decided to suspend handball in Kuwait in all categories.

National Coaches[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

West Asian Games[edit]

  • 2002 Kuwait City Med 1.pngGold Medal
  • 2005 Doha Med 1.pngGold Medal

World Championship B[edit]

  • 2 appearances
  • 1985 NorwayNorway
    • Kuwait KUW 11-21 Bulgaria BUL
    • Kuwait KUW 10-28 East Germany GDR
    • Kuwait KUW 15-22 Netherlands NED
    • Kuwait KUW 00-10 Israel ISR ( Kuwait forfait the match )
    • Kuwait KUW 18-23 Italy ITA
    • Kuwait KUW 26-21 Republic of the Congo CGO
  • 1989 FranceFrance
    • Kuwait KUW 16-25 Romania ROU
    • Kuwait KUW 14-33 Iceland ISL
    • Kuwait KUW 18-22 Bulgaria BUL
    • Kuwait KUW 23-26 Egypt EGY
    • Kuwait KUW 20-20 Austria AUT
    • Kuwait KUW 22-29 Norway NOR

Gulf Cup record[edit]

Winners 1987

Arab Nations Cup record[edit]

Winners 1979

Peace & Friendship Tournament record[edit]

Winners 1981, 1989

Asian Men's Junior Championship[edit]

Winners 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008

Asian Men's Youth Championship[edit]

Winners 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IHF suspends Kuwait Handball Association". ihf.info. 15 September 2015. 

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