China relied on its power while Thailand used its quickness to outwit each other – the common scenario that occurred in most sets where Thailand prevailed as China exhausted its ability to gain control of the match.
“We have done a lot of work preparing for this match but Thailand played with greater intensity than us,” China libero Zhang Xian pointed out. “The Thai players were very fast and we could not defend properly. We tried our best but we lost out on the opportunities that we had.”
Thailand coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai is just glad that after the competition, the results of the match favoured his team.
“China showed their best assets and played in high spirits,” coach Kiattipong said. “Both teams are so tired from competition and it was hard to compete with good teams – the Thailand team though is tired but in a positive way. This competition is very important for us and we are just extremely proud of this achievement.”
Onuma Sittirak have once again excelled as she topped all scorers with 23 points. Onuma likewise dominated in the individual awards, winning the awards for Best Spiker, Best Attacker and Most Valuable Player.