Asian Men's Handball Championship


The Asian Men's Handball Championship is the official competition for senior national handball teams of Asia (since 2018, also includes teams from Oceania), and takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the Asian champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the World Championship.

AHF Asian Men's Handball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2022 Asian Men's Handball Championship
SportHandball
Founded1976
Inaugural season1977
AdministratorAsian Handball Federation
CountriesAHF Members
HeadquartersKuwait City (Kuwait)
ContinentAHF (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Qatar (4th title)
Most titles South Korea (9 titles)
QualificationWorld Men's Handball Championship
TV partner(s)Al-Kass Sports Channel
Sponsor(s)Al-Kass Sports Channel
SK Group
Molten Corporation
Gerflor
Level on pyramid1
Related
competitions
Asian Women's Handball Championship
Tournament formatRound-robin and then knockout stage
Official websiteWebsite

Summary


Year Host Final Third place match
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1977
Details

Kuwait City

Japan
24–14
South Korea

China
38–16
Kuwait
1979
Details

Nanjing

Japan
No playoffs
China

Kuwait
No playoffs
Palestine
1983
Details

Seoul

South Korea
25–19
Japan

Kuwait
31–21
Bahrain
1987
Details

Amman

South Korea
No playoffs
Japan

Kuwait
No playoffs
China
1989
Details

Beijing

South Korea
No playoffs
Japan

Kuwait
No playoffs
China
1991
Details

Hiroshima

South Korea
27–23
Japan

China
29–17
Qatar
1993
Details

Manama

South Korea
26–22
Kuwait

Japan

Saudi Arabia
1995
Details

Kuwait City

Kuwait
No playoffs
South Korea

Bahrain
No playoffs
Japan
2000
Details

Kumamoto

South Korea
No playoffs
China

Japan
No playoffs
Chinese Taipei
2002
Details

Isfahan

Kuwait
29–25
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
38–33
South Korea
2004
Details

Doha

Kuwait
28–24
Japan

Qatar
27–26
Bahrain
2006
Details

Bangkok

Kuwait
33–30
South Korea

Qatar
21–20
Iran
2008
Details

Isfahan

South Korea
27–21
Kuwait

Saudi Arabia
24–23
Iran
2010
Details

Beirut

South Korea
32–25
Bahrain

Japan
33–30 OT
Saudi Arabia
2012
Details

Jeddah

South Korea
23–22
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
25–21
Japan
2014
Details

Manama

Qatar
27–26
Bahrain

Iran
29–23
United Arab Emirates
2016
Details

Manama

Qatar
27–22
Bahrain

Japan
25–16
Saudi Arabia
2018
Details

Suwon

Qatar
33–31
Bahrain

South Korea
29–21
Saudi Arabia
2020
Details

Kuwait City

Qatar
33–21
South Korea

Japan
27–26
Bahrain
2022
Details

Tehran

Medal table


RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea94114
2 Kuwait42410
3 Qatar4228
4 Japan25512
5 Bahrain0415
6 China0224
7 Saudi Arabia0033
8 Iran0011
Totals (8 nations)19191957

Participating nations


Nation
1977

1979

1983

1987

1989

1991

1993

1995

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018

2020
Years
 Australia 11th12th2
 Bahrain 6th4th5th5th6th3rd7th4th6th10th2nd6th2nd2nd2nd4th16
 Bangladesh 13th1
 China 3rd2nd4th4th3rd5th5th2nd8th7th9th11th9th9th11th15
 Chinese Taipei 7th7th7th10th7th4th6
 Hong Kong 8th9th10th3
 India 5th9th12th3
 Iran 8th11th9th5th5th7th4th4th7th5th3rd5th5th6th14
 Iraq 5th10th10th9th4
 Japan 1st1st2nd2nd2nd2nd3rd4th3rd6th2nd5th6th3rd4th9th3rd6th3rd19
 Jordan 7th9th8th7th12th9th6
 Kazakhstan 11th8th2
 Kuwait 4th3rd3rd3rd3rd8th2nd1st1st1st1st2nd8th7th8th15
 Lebanon 9th8th10th3
   Nepal 11th1
 North Korea 9th1
 New Zealand 14th13th2
 Oman 9th8th8th8th4
 Palestine 7th4th10th3
 Qatar 6th6th6th4th7th2nd3rd3rd5th5th2nd1st1st1st1st15
 Saudi Arabia 8th5th5th10th4th3rd5th3rd4th3rd6th4th4th7th14
 South Korea 2nd1st1st1st1st1st2nd1st4th2nd1st1st1st5th6th3rd2nd17
 Syria 8th12th12th6th11th5
 Thailand 9th1
 United Arab Emirates 9th6th8th6th6th8th11th7th4th7th7th5th12
 Uzbekistan 10th12th10th3
Total95811912129579910121012111413