05. 05. 2019

Teenager Li Yingying nails down 40 points in final, pushing Tianjin to Asian title

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Bohai Bank Tianjin closed the curtains on the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship, which they hosted, with an ultimate triumph.

 

For the fifth time in the club history, the first time after seven years, Bohai Bank Tianjin from China claimed the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship title.

Tianjin found consolation for losing a home title to Beijing, two months ago, by winning the continental championship. Tianjin became the rulers of Asia in a superior way, by maintaining an unbeaten run in the tournament all the way and by losing only one set in the campaign - in the gold medal encounter to a two-time defending champions Generali Supreme Chonburi-E Tech from Thailand: 3-1 (25-18, 35-33, 16-25, 25-19).

The final match, just like the entire tournament was marked by a 19-year-old Tianjin outside hitter Li Yingying. In a decisive game for the trophy, she poured in 40 points (4 aces)! At the end of the match against Supreme, she was named MVP of the Asian Club Championship. Pleumjit Thinkaow scored 23 points (4 kill blocks) for Supreme.

Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Springs from Japan won the bronze medal by beating the Kazakh side Altay 3-1 (28-30, 25-21, 25-19, 25-13).

2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship – final:

Bohai Bank Tianjin (CHN) - Generali Supreme Chonburi-E Tech (THA) 3-1 (25-18, 35-33, 16-25, 25-19)

Individual awards:

Best Outside Hitter 1: Li Yingying (Bohai Bank Tianjin)

Best Outside Hitter 2: Hikari Kato (Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Springs)

Best Middle Blocker 1: Wang Yuanyuan (Bohai Bank Tianjin)

Best Middle Blocker 2: Li Yanan (Bohai Bank Tianjin)

Best Opposite Hitter: Ajcharaporn Kongyot (Generali Supreme Chonburi-E Tech)

Best Setter: Yao Di (Bohai Bank Tianjin)

Best Libero: Sayaka Tsutsui (Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Springs)

Most Valuable Player: Li Yingying (Bohai Bank Tianjin)

 

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