09 Jan. 2020
It is with great sadness the IHF has learned of the passing of Kumamoto Handball Association President Mr Toshiro Shimada.
Mr Shimada’s role and work was instrumental in the organisation of the successful 24th IHF Women’s World Championship 2019. He was also a major presence in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as well as the growth of handball not only in Kumamoto but in all of Japan.
The IHF and IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa on behalf of the entire handball family, would like to convey its sincerest condolences to the Japanese Handball Association, the Kumamoto Handball Association and the Shimada family.