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Chinese Taipei to host Asian Women’s Championships

 
Thailand saw off China 3-1 in the finals of the 15th Asian Women's Championship in 2009 to win the gold medal for the first time
 
Taipei, September 6, 2011 - The 16th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship is set to be held from September 15 to 23 in Taipei with 14 teams in total vying for the top honour and a spot at the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup.

This is the first time Chinese Taipei will host the tournament.

The 14 teams have been divided into four pools for the preliminary round. Hosts Chinese Taipei, Iran and Indonesia are in Group A, while Group B consists of top seeds and defending champions Thailand, Vietnam and Australia. Group C comprises second seeds China, fifth seeds Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of Korea and India, with third seeds Japan, fourth seeds Korea, Sri Lanka and Turkmenistan in Group D.

The top two countries from each pool will play the classification round from 1st to 8th places in Pool E and Pool F from September 18 to 19 to decide the ranking in the pools for the quarterfinals to be held on September 21.

Defending champions Thailand, China, Japan and Korea are considered the top favourites for the Asian title.

The most prestigious Asian women’s event also doubles as a qualifier for the 2011 World Cup in Japan later this year. As hosts Japan have already secured a place at the tournament meaning that if they win, the second placed side will qualify as well.






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