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

Preliminary round

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 round

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 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

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