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Asian Men's Handball Championship
Sport Handball
Founded 1977
Inaugural season [[1977 in sports|1977]]
Continent AHF (Asia)
Most recent champion(s)  QAT (4th title)
Most championships  KOR (9 titles)

The Asian Handball Nations 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.

Summary

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

Japan
24–14
South Korea

China
38–16
Kuwait
1979
Details
People's Republic of China
Nanjing

Japan
No playoffs
China

Kuwait
No playoffs
Palestinian National Authority
1983
Details
South Korea
Seoul

South Korea
25–19
Japan

Kuwait
31–21
Bahrain
1987
Details
Jordan
Amman

South Korea
No playoffs
Japan

Kuwait
No playoffs
China
1989
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People's Republic of China
Beijing

South Korea
No playoffs
Japan

Kuwait
No playoffs
China
1991
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Japan
Hiroshima

South Korea
27–23
Japan

China
29–17
Qatar
1993
Details
Bahrain
Manama

South Korea
26–22
Kuwait

Japan

Saudi Arabia
1995
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait City

Kuwait
No playoffs
South Korea

Bahrain
No playoffs
Japan
2000
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Japan
Kumamoto

South Korea
No playoffs
China

Japan
No playoffs
Chinese Taipei
2002
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Iran
Isfahan

Kuwait
29–25
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
38–33
South Korea
2004
Details
Qatar
Doha

Kuwait
28–24
Japan

Qatar
27–26
Bahrain
2006
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Thailand
Bangkok

Kuwait
33–30
South Korea

Qatar
21–20
Iran
2008
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Iran
Isfahan

South Korea
27–21
Kuwait

Saudi Arabia
24–23
Iran
2010
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Lebanon
Beirut

South Korea
32–25
Bahrain

Japan
33–30 OT
Saudi Arabia
2012
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Saudi Arabia
Jeddah

South Korea
23–22
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
25–21
Japan
2014
Details
Bahrain
Manama

Qatar
27–26
Bahrain

Iran
29–23
United Arab Emirates
2016
Details
Bahrain
Manama

Qatar
27–22
Bahrain

Japan
25–16
Saudi Arabia
2018
Details
South Korea
Suwon

Qatar
33–31
Bahrain

South Korea
29–21
Saudi Arabia
2020
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Kuwait
Kuwait City

Qatar
33–21
South Korea

Japan
27–26
Bahrain

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  KOR 9 4 1 14
2  KUW 4 2 4 10
3  QAT 4 2 2 8
4  JPN 2 5 5 12
5  BHR 0 4 1 5
6  CHN 0 2 2 4
7  KSA 0 0 3 3
8  IRI 0 0 1 1
Totals (8 nations) 19 19 19 57

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