Tuesday, March 21, 2017

🤾‍ 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017

The 16th Asian Women's Handball Championship 2017 was held in Suwon City, South Korea from March 13 to March 22. The tournament was divided into two groups - Group A and Group B.

Vietnam was the only country from Southeast Asian who joined the competition and was drawn in Group A along with Iran, China and host Korea.

Unfortunately, our very own Vietnam was defeated by 2015 champion Korea in their first game held last March 13. The scores were 48-11 in favor of the host.

Vietnam's second game was against 2015 third placer China. Same fate had happened and Vietnam tasted their second defeat against the Chinese. China outscored Vietnam, 40-10.

Their last game in group preliminary was against team Iran. Vietnam ended their group preliminary round with a win, 33-31.  

Though they were eliminated for medal contention, they were to play for the 8th to 5th places. They battled the team from Hong Kong and won the match, 30-24. The win moved Vietnam to compete for the 5th place against Uzbekistan for their last match.

Vietnam's last match was overpowered by Uzbekistan's players. They lost the match 29-41 in favor of the Uzbeks. Vietnam settled for 6th place in the final standings of the 8-team tournament.   

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