1991 Asian Men's Handball Championship


The 1991 Asian Men's Handball Championship was the sixth Asian Championship, which was taking place from 22 August to 1 September 1991 in Hiroshima, Japan.

1991 Asian Championship
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates22 August – 1 September
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (4th title)
Runner-up Japan
Third place China
Fourth place Qatar
Tournament statistics
Matches34
Goals scored1679 (49.38 per match)
Next

Preliminary round


Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan (H) 2 2 0 0 50 33 +17 4
 Qatar 2 1 0 1 40 38 +2 2
 North Korea 2 0 0 2 33 52 19 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
Japan  23–15  Qatar Hiroshima

24 August 1991 North Korea  18–27  Japan Hiroshima

Qatar  25–15  North Korea Hiroshima

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 2 2 0 0 53 37 +16 4
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 49 49 0 2
 Syria 2 0 0 2 44 60 16 0
Source: [citation needed]
Kuwait  29–19  Syria Hiroshima

24 August 1991 United Arab Emirates  18–24  Kuwait Hiroshima

Syria  25–31  United Arab Emirates Hiroshima

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 2 2 0 0 77 40 +37 4
 Bahrain 2 0 1 1 49 65 16 1
 Iran 2 0 1 1 53 74 21 1
Source: [citation needed]
South Korea  34–18  Bahrain Hiroshima

24 August 1991 Iran  22–43  South Korea Hiroshima

Bahrain  31–31  Iran Hiroshima

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China 2 2 0 0 57 24 +33 4
 Chinese Taipei 2 0 1 1 37 50 13 1
 Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 29 49 20 1
Source: [citation needed]
China  29–16  Chinese Taipei Hiroshima

24 August 1991 Chinese Taipei  21–21  Saudi Arabia Hiroshima

Saudi Arabia  8–28  China Hiroshima

Placement 9th–12th


 
Semifinals9th/10th
 
      
 
 
 
 
 North Korea33
 
 
 
 Iran31
 
 North Korea37
 
 
 
 Saudi Arabia36
 
 Syria22
 
 
 Saudi Arabia26
 
11th/12th
 
 
 
 
 
 Iran26
 
 
 Syria25
27 August 1991 North Korea  33–31  Iran Hiroshima

27 August 1991 Syria  22–26  Saudi Arabia Hiroshima

11th/12th

Iran  26–25  Syria Hiroshima

9th/10th

North Korea  37–36  Saudi Arabia Hiroshima

Main round


Group E

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan (H) 3 3 0 0 74 56 +18 6
 Qatar 3 2 0 1 60 58 +2 4
 Bahrain 3 1 0 2 63 68 5 2
 Kuwait 3 0 0 3 52 67 15 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
27 August 1991 Japan  24–16  Qatar Hiroshima
27 August 1991 Bahrain  21–20  Kuwait Hiroshima

Japan  25–21  Bahrain Hiroshima
Qatar  21–13  Kuwait Hiroshima

Bahrain  21–23  Qatar Hiroshima
Kuwait  19–25  Japan Hiroshima

Group F

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 0 120 55 +65 6
 China 3 2 0 1 89 72 +17 4
 United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 61 92 31 1
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 1 2 64 115 51 1
Source: [citation needed]
27 August 1991 China  26–18  United Arab Emirates Hiroshima
27 August 1991 Chinese Taipei  17–47  South Korea Hiroshima

South Korea  35–23  China Hiroshima
United Arab Emirates  28–28  Chinese Taipei Hiroshima

South Korea  38–15  United Arab Emirates Hiroshima
China  40–19  Chinese Taipei Hiroshima

Placement 5th–8th


7th/8th

Kuwait  24–28  Chinese Taipei Hiroshima

5th/6th

Bahrain  24–22  United Arab Emirates Hiroshima

Final round


 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Japan26
 
 
 
 China18
 
 Japan23
 
 
 
 South Korea27
 
 South Korea32
 
 
 Qatar19
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
 
 
 
 China29
 
 
 Qatar17

Semifinals

Japan  26–18  China Hiroshima

South Korea  32–19  Qatar Hiroshima

Bronze medal match

1 September 1991 China  29–17  Qatar Hiroshima

Gold medal match

1 September 1991 Japan  23–27  South Korea Hiroshima

Final standing


RankTeam
 South Korea
 Japan
 China
4  Qatar
5  Bahrain
6  United Arab Emirates
7  Chinese Taipei
8  Kuwait
9  North Korea
10  Saudi Arabia
11  Iran
12  Syria
Team qualified for the 1992 Summer Olympics and 1993 World Championship

References