The Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship is a sports competition for national women’s volleyball teams, which is currently held every two years and is organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation.
China has been Asian champion 13 times, while Japan has been 3 times.
The Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship U-18 is a women’s volleyball tournament. It is organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation and the host country, and is aimed at national teams that integrate players with a maximum of 18 years of age.
China’s Tianjin Bohai Bank beat Kazakhstan’s Altay VC in three sets at home to maintain their unbeaten run in Group A of the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships this year on Tuesday.
Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship Under-18
The Chinese team’s victory by 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 placed them well on the road for a group finish. Previously, in the first set, the visitors were 3 points, thanks to an increase of Kristina Anikonova.
However, the local team returned to the frame with a block of Li Yingying.
The outside setter continued the fine form while his side finally went to the front before winning the set, 25-21 through Chen Boya.
In the second, a peak by Dinara Oryntayeva made it a one-point frame. But the home team jumped to a 15-12 lead after plays by Cui Haixuan and Chen once again.
Silvija Popovic then fired while Tianjin seemed to go up two before Tatyan Fendrikova came out of bounds. Subsequently, in the established points, Han Yuan went higher to make the contest 2-0 with a victory of 25-18.
In the third, the Cui block went beyond the white line to make the set square to 22-22.
But the rough Chinese team claimed the next point after a blow from Li and that was followed by a leap from Liu Xiaonan to give them the match point. Finally, a 25-22 victory and a 3-0 victory in general was sealed when Atlanta’s Fendrikova could only find the net
Iranian Volleyball Team
The Iranian women’s volleyball team canceled their plans to participate in the Asian Cup tournaments due to financial problems.
Only six volleyball teams participated in the Women’s Super League in the Iranian year 1397 (March 21, 2018 – March 21, 2019), and the Steel Mill team won the championship. But since the team did not have financial support to participate in the Asian Cup, she had to cancel her plan to participate in the Asian women’s volleyball tournaments.
In an interview with state news agency IRNA, Matin Zebardast, deputy head of the Women’s Volleyball Federation, said the cancellation by the women’s volleyball team was due to financial problems.
She said: “We are going to have a difficult time.” The lack of sponsors and clubs to finance the teams reduced their numbers in the Super League.
With this cancellation and the Iranian volleyball players who do not participate in international competitions, it would be difficult to conceive that this sport has any Iranian champion in the Asian Cup or the Olympic Games. ” (State news agency IRNA: April 14, 2019)
In another report, a female football coach also spoke about the faltering situation of women’s soccer teams in Iran.
Maryam Irandoost, the head coach of the Malavan football team of Bandar Anzali, said: “The country’s economic situation and its consequent financial problems are the reason why this team has lost four players.”
Pressure to be the best
After eight months of practice throughout the day and having a contract, the players have not received a dime. This was a psychological pressure for them.
“Six other players do not participate in the drills because they do not have the money to pay for their trip.”
Irandoost revealed that although clubs allow themselves to sponsor teams, they do not do so because state Television does not broadcast women’s competitions. Irandoost added:
“The officials tried to have a program in the media to revive the women’s teams. They were supposed to give 600 million hands of support to the team, however, when we asked 100 million employees to pay 30% of the players’ contracts, they continued to promise and postpone payment of the August 23 money until March 20, 2019, saying they will pay for it at such and such a date”.
Currently, the sponsors do not support the women’s teams because their matches are not broadcast by the media … For a club that spends 7 billion dollars a year, it is completely possible to undertake a budget of 600 million men for women. “ (ISNA news agency, April 17, 2019)
Results of the Asian Championship of Women’s Volleyball Clubs
TIANJIN, April 27 (Xinhua) – The following are the results of the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship to be held here today:
Bohai Bank Tianjin, China, bt International Volleyball Club of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-13)
Altay VC, Kazakhstan, bt TPE, Chinese Taipei, 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-20)
Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs, Japan, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, Sri Lanka, 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-7)
Club, RPD of Korea, bt Supreme Chonburi, Thailand, 3-2 (26-24, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 12-15)
VTV Binh Dien Long An, Vietnam, bt Binagar, Turkmenistan, 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-14). Final product