|Spiker Trần Thị Thanh Thúy is expected to lead Việt Nam at the Asian U23 Women’s Volleyball Championships in Thailand. — Photo thethao247.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The 2017 Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championships will be held on May 13-21 in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Việt Nam will take part in the second edition of the tournament alongside 12 other teams, divided into four pools in the preliminary round.
The Southeast Asian team are in Pool B and will play their first match against Uzbekistan on Saturday. Their second match will be against powerhouse Japan on Sunday.
The tournament served as the Asian qualifiers for this year’s Volleyball Women’s U23 Championships to be held in Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia, at which the top two ranked teams will qualify for the world championship.
In the inaugural tournament two years ago, China, who are not competing this year, defeated Thailand 27-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21 to take the title.
South Korea, also absent this time, won 26-24, 25-23, 25-15 over Japan to place third. — VNS