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.
|Dates||6–12 January 1980|
|Teams||6 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Cuba (1st title)|
|Third place||United States|
|Goals scored||588 (39.2 per match)|