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ASIAN GAMES: First matches on Sunday

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The 18th Asian Games is going to start in Indonesia and 31 teams in volleyball will start their journey on August 19 and will play until September 2.

Asian Games 2018

Asian Games 2018

In men’s competition, 20 teams are divided in 6 pools while in the women’s competition 11 teams are divided into 2 pools. 

Women’s Preliminary Round

Pool A: Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines  
Pool B: South Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, India

Men’s Preliminary Round

Pool A: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan
Pool B: Iran, Pakistan, Mongolia
Pool C: Japan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar
Pool D: South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Nepal
Pool E: China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Pool F: India, Qatar, Maldives, Hong Kong

South Korea is with the most medals, 29 in totals but only five-time won the gold. 17 times they were in the second place. Japan is the second-best Nation with medals – total 27 medals but they are first with the number of gold medals – 16 while China have 10 gold medals and 19 medals in total.

Before four years in Incheon in South Korea, the hosts were winners in women’s category after Chinese domination (4 gold medals in row 1998 – 2010) while Iran were the last winners in men’s Asian Games 2014 and that was their first gold ever at this competition.

Day 1, Sunday, August 19

China – Vietnam

Philippines – Thailand

Chinese Taipei – Kazakhstan

South Korea – India

Japan – Indonesia

 

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