International Handball Federation

Fédération Internationale de Handball

Internationale Handball Federation

 

 

Service de presse

Press Release

No. 33 – 29/09/2003

 

Pressedienst

 

 

ASIA QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS

Korea’s men and China’s women made it

 

The men’s national team of Korea and the women’s selection of China will represent the continent of Asia at the Olympic Handball Tournaments of the Athens 2004 Games. During the qualifying round held from 23 to 28 September 2003 in Kobe, Japan, where four teams each competed, those two teams remained unbeaten to come first. Host Japan that won the same points as Korea, had to settle with second place. Please read below the following results:

 

 

 

 

Men

JPN - TPE

26:20 (12:  9)

KOR - JPN

22:22 (  8:11)

CHN - TPE

36:24 (17:13)

KOR – TPE

40:27 (21:12)

CHN - JPN

24:31 (10:15)

KOR - CHN

33:21 (14:  7)

 

Final rankings

 

Pos

Team

Matches

Won

Draw

Lost

Pts

Goals

Goal difference

1

KOR

3

2

1

0

5

95:70

+25

2

JPN

3

2

1

0

5

79:66

+13

3

CHN

3

1

0

2

2

81:88

-7

4

TPE

3

0

0

3

0

71:102

-31

 

Women

CHN - JPN

21:20 (14:  7)

KOR – KAZ

24:22 (12:  9)

CHN – KAZ

19:17 (10:  9)

KOR – JPN

24:24 (14:16)

KOR - CHN

21:21 (10:14)

JPN - KAZ

22:24 (9:9)

 

Final rankings

 

Pos

Team

Matches

Won

Draw

Lost

Pts

Goals

Goal difference

1

CHN

3

2

1

0

5

61:58

+3

2

KOR

3

1

2

0

4

69:67

+2

3

KAZ

3

1

0

2

2

63:65

-2

4

JPN

3

0

1

2

1

66:69

-3