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ACHU19 M: Japan new owner of Asian title

by WoV

An undefeated Japan have won the SMM 11th Asian Boys’ U19 Volleyball Championship.

Japan U19

Japan U19

In the final Japan outplayed Korea 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-19) and officially secured spot at FIVB World Volleyball Championship Boys’ U19 in Bahrain in August (18 to 27). As well as the next three places (top four teams): JapanKorea, China and Iran.

China claimed bronze after overpowering defending champions Iran with a magnificent come-from-behind 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19) victory in the third-place playoff.

Final ranking

1. Japan 

2. Korea 

3. China 

4. Iran 

5. Chinese Taipei 

6. Thailand 

7. Australia 

8. Myanmar 

9. Sri Lanka 

10. Bangladesh 

11. Hong Kong 

Individual awards

Best Outside Spikers: Morteza Sharifi (Iran) and Mahiro Sake (Japan)

Best Middle Blockers: Wang Dongchen (China) and Shunichiro Sato (Japan) 

Best Opposite: Im Donghyeok (Korea)

Best Setter: Choi Ikje (Korea)

Best Libero: Park Kyeongmin (Korea)

Most Valuable Player: Kento Miyaura (Japan) 

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