16. 09. 2018

ASIAN CUP W: China to defend the title

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SMM 6th Asian Volleyball Cup for Women has been started in Nakhon Ratchasima and China are defending the title won last year.

  

The Olympic champions are for now with the most titles, they won four gold medals while Thailand lifted the trophy in 2012.

Last year China defeated Kazakhstan in the final while Thailand celebrated victory in the match for the third place against Japan.

The 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup is organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) with Thailand Volleyball Association (TVA).

The tournament will be held in from 16 to 23 September 2018.

The teams are divided into three pools: In Pool A are Thailand, Japan, and Korea, in Pool B China, Vietnam and Taipei while in Pool C are Kazakhstan, Philippines, Iran and Australia.

As hosts, Thailand automatically qualified for the tournament, while the remaining 9 teams, qualified from the 2017 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship.

On the first day of the tournament, Iran surprised Kazakhstan after five sets while China easily defeated Vietnam in straight sets. Although, the Philippines led 2-0 in sets Australia at the ned celebrated the victory.

Day 1

Kazakhstan – Iran 2-3 (25-23, 17-25, 25-19, 23-25, 6-15)

China – Vietnam 3-0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-12)

Australia – Philippines 3-2 (21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10)

Japan – South Korea 1-3 (25-21, 18-25, 27-29, 23-25)

 

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This is probably record win in Volleyball: Vietnam give away only 5 points to rivals in entire match!

I have seen taller Indian women (Maldives). I guess none of them showed up at the court. You know you are in trouble when you are spiking up instead of down. Reply

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