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
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Japan (1st title)
Runner-up South Korea
Third place China
Fourth place Kuwait
Next

Preliminary round


The top two finishers from each preliminary round group progressed to the next round.

Group A Group B

 Japan
 Kuwait
 Palestine
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates

 South Korea
 China
 Iraq
 Bahrain

Final round


 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Japan26
 
 
 
 China19
 
 Japan24
 
 
 
 South Korea14
 
 South Korea22
 
 
 Kuwait16
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
 
 
 
 China38
 
 
 Kuwait16

Semifinals

Japan  26–19  China Kuwait City

South Korea  22–16  Kuwait Kuwait City

Bronze medal match

4 April 1977 China  38–16  Kuwait Kuwait City

Gold medal match

4 April 1977 Japan  24–14  South Korea Kuwait City

Final standing


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

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