Asian Men's Handball Championship

The Asian Handball Nations Championship is the official competition for senior national handball teams of Asia, and takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the Asian champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the World Championship.

Asian Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Asian Men's Handball Championship
SportHandball
Founded1977
Inaugural season1977
ContinentAHF (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Qatar (4th title)
Most titles South Korea (9 titles)

SummaryEdit

Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1977
Details
 
Kuwait City
 
Japan
24–14  
South Korea
 
China
38–16  
Kuwait
1979
Details
 
Nanjing
 
Japan
No playoffs  
China
 
Kuwait
No playoffs  
Palestine
1983
Details
 
Seoul
 
South Korea
25–19  
Japan
 
Kuwait
31–21  
Bahrain
1987
Details
 
Amman
 
South Korea
No playoffs  
Japan
 
Kuwait
No playoffs  
China
1989
Details
 
Beijing
 
South Korea
No playoffs  
Japan
 
Kuwait
No playoffs  
China
1991
Details
 
Hiroshima
 
South Korea
27–23  
Japan
 
China
29–17  
Qatar
1993
Details
 
Manama
 
South Korea
26–22  
Kuwait
 
Japan
 
Saudi Arabia
1995
Details
 
Kuwait City
 
Kuwait
No playoffs  
South Korea
 
Bahrain
No playoffs  
Japan
2000
Details
 
Kumamoto
 
South Korea
No playoffs  
China
 
Japan
No playoffs  
Chinese Taipei
2002
Details
 
Isfahan
 
Kuwait
29–25  
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
38–33  
South Korea
2004
Details
 
Doha
 
Kuwait
28–24  
Japan
 
Qatar
27–26  
Bahrain
2006
Details
 
Bangkok
 
Kuwait
33–30  
South Korea
 
Qatar
21–20  
Iran
2008
Details
 
Isfahan
 
South Korea
27–21  
Kuwait
 
Saudi Arabia
24–23  
Iran
2010
Details
 
Beirut
 
South Korea
32–25  
Bahrain
 
Japan
33–30 OT  
Saudi Arabia
2012
Details
 
Jeddah
 
South Korea
23–22  
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
25–21  
Japan
2014
Details
 
Manama
 
Qatar
27–26  
Bahrain
 
Iran
29–23  
United Arab Emirates
2016
Details
 
Manama
 
Qatar
27–22  
Bahrain
 
Japan
25–16  
Saudi Arabia
2018
Details
 
Suwon
 
Qatar
33–31  
Bahrain
 
South Korea
29–21  
Saudi Arabia
2020
Details
 
Kuwait City
 
Qatar
33–21  
South Korea
 
Japan
27–26  
Bahrain
2022
Details
 
Dubai

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea94114
2  Kuwait42410
3  Qatar4228
4  Japan25512
5  Bahrain0415
6  China0224
7  Saudi Arabia0033
8  Iran0011
Totals (8 nations)19191957

Participating nationsEdit

Nation  
1977
 
1979
 
1983
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
2000
 
2002
 
2004
 
2006
 
2008
 
2010
 
2012
 
2014
 
2016
 
2018
 
2020
Years
  Australia 11th 12th 2
  Bahrain 6th 4th 5th 5th 6th 3rd 7th 4th 6th 10th 2nd 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 16
  Bangladesh 13th 1
  China 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 8th 7th 9th 11th 9th 9th 11th 15
  Chinese Taipei 7th 7th 7th 10th 7th 4th 6
  Hong Kong 8th 9th 10th 3
  India 5th 9th 12th 3
  Iran 8th 11th 9th 5th 5th 7th 4th 4th 7th 5th 3rd 5th 5th 6th 14
  Iraq 5th 10th 10th 9th 4
  Japan 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 4th 9th 3rd 6th 3rd 19
  Jordan 7th 9th 8th 7th 12th 9th 6
  Kazakhstan 11th 8th 2
  Kuwait 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 8th 7th 8th 15
  Lebanon 9th 8th 10th 3
    Nepal 11th 1
  North Korea 9th 1
  New Zealand 14th 13th 2
  Oman 9th 8th 8th 8th 4
  Palestine 7th 4th 10th 3
  Qatar 6th 6th 6th 4th 7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 15
  Saudi Arabia 8th 5th 5th 10th 4th 3rd 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 4th 4th 7th 14
  South Korea 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 5th 6th 3rd 2nd 17
  Syria 8th 12th 12th 6th 11th 5
  Thailand 9th 1
  United Arab Emirates 9th 6th 8th 6th 6th 8th 11th 7th 4th 7th 7th 5th 12
  Uzbekistan 10th 12th 10th 3
Total 9 5 8 11 9 12 12 9 5 7 9 9 10 12 10 12 11 14 13

ReferencesEdit