team Republic of Korea

The history of Korean handball is long and successful: In 1988 on home ground at Seoul the Korean men’s team became the first ever non-European finalists at Olympic Games. Later on and until 2012, Korea had been the leading force of Asian handball, where especially world star Kyung Shin Yoon was noticed and still is an all-time top scorer of German Bundesliga. Currently Yoon is in the coaching staff of the team, which is in the state of transition. Korea missed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, but now they're back, maybe even as a unified Korean team. International Handball Federation have proposed that North and South Korea play as a unified team in Group A in Berlin. To have a unified Korean team at the event is possible, as South Korea qualified for the World Championship as third ranked team of the 2018 Asian Championship, which were held on home ground in Suwon– right before the Olympic Games at Pyeongchang where a unified Korean team was part of the event.

Competitions records:

World Championship match results: 1986: 12, 1990: 12, 01993: 15, 1995: 12, 1997: 8, 1999: 14, 2001: 12, 2007: 15, 2009: 12, 2011: 13, 2013: 21

Olympic Games match results: 1984: 11, 1988: SILVER, 1992: 6, 2000: 9, 2004: 8, 2008: 8, 2012: 11

Asian Championships match results: 1979: SILVER, 1983: GOLD, 1987: GOLD, 1989: GOLD, 1991: GOLD, 1993: GOLD, 1995: SILVER, 2000: GOLD, 2002: 4., 2006: SILVER, 2008: GOLD, 2010: GOLD, 2012: GOLD, 2014: 5, 2016: 6, 2018: BRONZE

Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: Bronze medalists at Asian Championship

Coach: Young Shin Cho