1977 Asian Men's Handball Championship

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

1977 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host country Kuwait
Dates26 March – 4 April
Teams(from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runner-up South Korea
Third place China
Fourth place Kuwait

Preliminary roundEdit

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 roundEdit

SemifinalsGold medal match
  South Korea14
  South Korea22
Bronze medal match


Japan   26–19   China Kuwait City

South Korea   22–16   Kuwait Kuwait City

Bronze medal matchEdit

4 April 1977 China   38–16   Kuwait Kuwait City

Gold medal matchEdit

4 April 1977 Japan   24–14   South Korea Kuwait City

Final standingEdit

Rank Team
    South Korea
4   Kuwait
5   Iraq
6   Bahrain
7   Palestine
8   Saudi Arabia
9   United Arab Emirates
Team qualified for the 1978 World Championship