KoreaGroup D / Presidents Cup

 

It was a systematic build-up of a team since three decades. As Korea was awarded hosting the Olympics in 1988 a successful era started with winning the Silver medal in Seoul. Afterwards a lot of Korean players like Kang or Kyung-Shin Yoon became world class and were awarded World Handball Players of the year. The national team improved, but never afforded to win a medal at World Championships. Their best position at their in total nine consecutive WCH participations was rank 8 in 1997. On continental level they’re the dominant number one thanks to their highly efficient youth programs. So it wasn’t a surprise as Korea remained the only unbeaten team at the Asian Championships 2010 and even won the final clearly against Bahrain.