22. 07. 2019

China sweep debutants North Korea in final to reclaim Asian U23 Women’s title

Source: asianvolleyball.net; Photo: asianvolleyball.net

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China outplayed North Korea by a 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-18) in the final of the 2019 Asian U23 Women’s Volleyball Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam, to win their second title in the tournament.

 

In a duel of the 2 unbeaten teams in the final of the 3rd Asian Women’s U23 Championship, China captured their 2nd crown. After their success in an inaugural edition of the tournament in 2015, China did not take part in the second edition in 2017. Japan did the same this year as they skipped the tournament after clinching it 2 years ago.

Shandong opposite hitter Sun Jie top-scored for the gold medalists with 17 points. Son Hyang Mi highlighted for the tournament’s debutants North Korea with 16 points.

China's outside hitter Wu Han, a player of Jiangsu, was named MVP.

Vietnam beat Thailand in 4 sets to win the bronze medal.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Most Valuable Player: Wu Han (China)

Best Outside Spiker 1: Son Hyang Mi (North Korea)

Best Outside Spiker 2: Trần Thị Thanh Thúy (Vietnam)

Best Setter: Ri Jong Hyang (North Korea)

Best Opposite Spiker: Sun Jie (China)

Best Middle Blocker 1: Cao Yino (China)

Best Middle Blocker 2: Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Vietnam)

Best Libero: Jidapa Nahuanong (Thailand)

2019 Asian U23 Women’s Volleyball Championship

Bronze medal match:

Vietnam – Thailand 3-1 (14-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-14)

Final:

North Korea – China 0-3 (16-25, 19-25, 18-25)

 

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