Qatar made history when they swept all opposition and booked the only qualifying spot from Asia for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In an entertaining clash, the Qatar side stormed to a 28-19 victory over Iran at the Losail Multipurpose Hall to win the Asian qualifying tournament in style and establish their credentials as genuine medal contenders.

Handball in Qatar has been on an upswing in recent years especially under coach Valero Rivera who guided the team to the Asian Games gold medal last year and the runners-up spot in the World Cup in early 2015.