1979 Pan American Men's Handball Championship

The 1979 Pan American Men's Handball Championship was the first edition of the Pan American Men's Handball Championship, held in Mexico from 6 to 12 January 1980. It acted as the American qualifying tournament for the 1980 Summer Olympics.

1979 Pan American Men's Handball Championship
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates6–12 January 1980
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Cuba (1st title)
Runner-up Canada
Third place United States
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches15
Goals scored588 (39.2 per match)
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