2018 Asian Women's Handball Championship

The 2018 Asian Women's Handball Championship was the 17th edition of the Asian Women's Handball Championship, which took place from 30 November to 9 December 2018 in Kumamoto, Yamaga and Yatsushiro, Japan.[1] The tournament was held under the aegis of Asian Handball Federation and acted as the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship.

2018 Asian Women's Handball Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates30 November – 9 December
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (14th title)
Runner-up Japan
Third place China
Fourth place Kazakhstan
Tournament statistics
Matches29
Goals scored1438 (49.59 per match)
Attendance24,707 (852 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Sally Potocki
(57 goals)
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South Korea won their fourth straight and 14th overall title after defeating Japan in the final.[2]

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 6 August 2018 at the Hotel Nikko in Kumamoto.[3]

Teams were seeded according to the AHF COC regulations and rankings of the previous edition of the championship. Teams who had not participate in the previous edition were in Pot 4.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  South Korea
  Japan
  China
  Kazakhstan
  Iran
  Hong Kong
  Australia
  New Zealand
  India
  Singapore

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+9).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan (H) 4 4 0 0 140 55 +85 8 Semifinals
2   Kazakhstan 4 3 0 1 148 95 +53 6
3   Australia 4 2 0 2 99 105 −6 4 5–8th place semifinals
4   Iran 4 1 0 3 96 120 −24 2
5   New Zealand 4 0 0 4 50 158 −108 0 9th place game
Source: AHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host
30 November 2018
16:45
Australia   24–32   Kazakhstan Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 800
Referees: Lee, Lee (KOR)
Potocki 12 (15–15) three players 7
  Report   1× 
30 November 2018
19:00
New Zealand   5–41   Japan Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Anastasiou 3 (2–20) Tanabe 9
  5×  Report   2× 

1 December 2018
13:45
Iran   26–41   Kazakhstan Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 360
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Rajabi 6 (12–18) Abilda 10
  4×  Report   2× 
1 December 2018
16:00
Australia   18–37   Japan Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 1,500
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Potocki 8 (8–19) Katsuren 8
  4×  Report   2× 

2 December 2018
13:45
Kazakhstan   51–14   New Zealand Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 500
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Abilda, Khardina 8 (26–5) Anastasiou 6
  1×  Report   3× 
2 December 2018
16:00
Australia   29–24   Iran Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 400
Referees: Lee, Lee (KOR)
Potocki 12 (12–11) Janbaz 6
  4×  Report   4×  1× 

4 December 2018
16:45
New Zealand   12–28   Australia Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 500
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Hazelton 4 (3–15) Mouncey 6
  5×  Report  
4 December 2018
19:00
Iran   8–31   Japan Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Baperi 3 (5–15) Yokoshima 7
  3×  Report   2× 

5 December 2018
16:45
New Zealand   19–38   Iran Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 500
Anastasiou 7 (10–20) Baperi 6
  5×  Report   1× 
5 December 2018
19:00
Japan   31–24   Kazakhstan Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 1,550
Tanabe 9 (14–11) Alexandrova, Tankina 6
  2×  Report   4× 

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 4 4 0 0 139 57 +82 8 Semifinals
2   China 4 3 0 1 121 53 +68 6
3   Hong Kong 4 2 0 2 82 114 −32 4 5–8th place semifinals
4   India 4 1 0 3 73 113 −40 2
5   Singapore 4 0 0 4 45 123 −78 0 9th place game
Source: AHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
30 November 2018
16:45
Singapore   7–35   China Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 700
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Ham, Leow 2 (2–15) Tian, Zhou 5
Report
30 November 2018
19:00
India   10–37   South Korea Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 600
Referees: Shimajiri, Ota (JPN)
Menika 4 (5–17) three players 7
  4×  Report   3× 

1 December 2018
13:45
Hong Kong   10–36   China Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 600
Referees: Mousavian, Kolahdouzan (IRN)
Wu 4 (2–16) Liang 8
  1×  Report   3× 
1 December 2018
16:00
Singapore   9–41   South Korea Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 700
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Chan, Wan 3 (1–24) Lee M. 10
  2×  Report

2 December 2018
13:45
China   29–12   India Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 800
Jin 7 (16–4) Menika 6
  3×  Report   2× 
2 December 2018
16:00
Singapore   12–25   Hong Kong Yamaga Gymnasium, Yamaga
Attendance: 711
Wan 4 (7–13) Wong Y. 5
 5×  Report   1× 

4 December 2018
16:45
Hong Kong   17–37   South Korea Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 250
Referees: Mousavian, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Cheung Me. 4 (7–19) Jung 10
  4×  Report   1× 
4 December 2018
19:00
India   22–17   Singapore Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 300
Referees: Lee, Lee (KOR)
Anumit, H. Kaur 5 (13–7) Wan 8
  3×  Report   1× 

5 December 2018
16:45
South Korea   24–21   China Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Attendance: 700
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Jung 8 (14–12) Jin, Zhou 4
  1×  Report   5× 
5 December 2018
19:00
India   29–30   Hong Kong Yatsushiro Gymnasium, Yatsushiro
Referees: Shimajiri, Ota (JPN)
Menika 10 (15–18) Cheung Me. 8
 2×  Report  3× 

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
7 December
 
 
  South Korea31
 
9 December
 
  Kazakhstan23
 
  South Korea30
 
7 December
 
  Japan25
 
  Japan23
 
 
  China21
 
Third place
 
 
9 December
 
 
  Kazakhstan21
 
 
  China27
5–8th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
7 December
 
 
  Australia31
 
8 December
 
  India27
 
  Australia30
 
7 December
 
  Iran24
 
  Hong Kong17
 
 
  Iran19
 
Seventh place
 
 
8 December
 
 
  India27
 
 
  Hong Kong31

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

7 December 2018
12:30
Australia   31–27   India Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 139
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Potocki 13 (16–13) Prachi 7
  5×  Report   8× 

7 December 2018
14:30
Hong Kong   17–19   Iran Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 650
Referees: Shimajiri, Ota (JPN)
Cheung Me. 5 (7–10) Janbaz 5
  2×  Report

SemifinalsEdit

7 December 2018
16:45
South Korea   31–23   Kazakhstan Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 830
Referees: Mousavian, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Shin 9 (14–13) Abilda 6
  4×  Report   2× 

7 December 2018
19:00
Japan   23–21   China Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 1,380
Referees: Antić, Jakovljević (SRB)
Hara 8 (11–11) Jin 9
  4×  Report   2× 

Ninth place gameEdit

7 December 2018
10:30
New Zealand   18–20   Singapore Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 500
Referees: Cheng, Zhou (CHN)
Mair 5 (5–10) Gan, Wan 5
  2×  Report   5× 

Seventh place gameEdit

8 December 2018
13:45
India   27–31   Hong Kong Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 500
Referees: Lee, Lee (KOR)
Prachi 7 (15–17) Cheung Me. 6
  4×  Report   3× 

Fifth place gameEdit

8 December 2018
16:00
Australia   30–24   Iran Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 550
Referees: Hizaki, Ikebuchi (JPN)
Guignard 10 (13–12) Fallahi 7
  3×  Report   7× 

Third place gameEdit

9 December 2018
12:45
Kazakhstan   21–27   China Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 2,400
Referees: Shimajiri, Ota (JPN)
three players 4 (11–13) Huang Y., Zhou 6
  3×  Report   4× 

FinalEdit

9 December 2018
15:00
South Korea   30–25   Japan Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 3,087
Referees: Al-Mawt, Marhoon (BHR)
Ryu 11 (14–15) Hara, Yokoshima 5
  3×  Report   5× 

Final standingEdit

Rank Team
    South Korea
    Japan
    China
4   Kazakhstan
5   Australia[1]
6   Iran
7   Hong Kong
8   India
9   Singapore
10   New Zealand

^ 1. If countries from Oceania (Australia or New Zealand) participating in the Asian Championships finished within the top 5, they qualified for the World Championships. If they had both placed sixth or lower, the place would have been transferred to the wild card spot.[5]

Qualified for the 2019 World Women's Handball Championship

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Sally Potocki   Australia 57
2 Dana Abilda   Kazakhstan 40
3 Menika Menika   India 32
Jung Yu-ra   South Korea 32
5 Jin Mengqing   China 31

Top goalkeepersEdit

Rank Name Team Saves (exc. 7M) Shots (exc. 7M) 7M Saves 7M Thr. Total Saves Total Shots %
1 Manon Vernay   Australia 100 217 7 29 107 246 43.49%
2 Nina Shil   India 63 184 2 24 65 208 31.73%
3 Zhannat Aitenova   Kazakhstan 46 173 5 18 51 191 26.70%
4 Fatemeh Khalili Behfar   Iran 38 128 4 17 42 145 28.96%
5 Sakura Hauge   Japan 35 88 2 6 37 94 39.36%
6 Minami Itano   Japan 33 67 1 9 34 76 44.74%
7 Park Sae-young   South Korea 27 66 2 8 29 74 39.19%
8 Ju Hui   South Korea 28 81 0 5 28 86 32.56%
9 Chan Kam Ling   Hong Kong 25 78 0 33 25 111 22.52%
10 Huang Xia   China 23 46 1 6 24 52 46.15%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "17th Asian Women's Championship – Match Schedule" (PDF). japanhandball2019.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Heartbreak for hosts Japan in Asian Women's Championship". ihf.info. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Draw results of the 17th Asian Women's Championship". Asian Handball Federation's Official Facebook Account. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Draw procedures of the 17th Asian Women's Handball Championship". Asian Handball Federation's Official Facebook Account. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Teams". 24th IHF Women's Handball World Championship 2019. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

External linksEdit