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.