Thailand beats China to win Asian women’s volleyball championship


ALMATY, Sept 17 — The Thai women’s volleyball team has made sports history by beating the Chinese team in the final of the 3rd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup on Sunday  in Almaty, the Kazakhstan capital.

The Thai team defeated China three sets to one (30-28, 24-26, 25-21 and 25-20), crowning the tournament for the first time and qualified for the 2013 World Grand Prix in Japan.

Kazakhstan swept over Vietnam in three straight sets to take third place.

In 2010, Thailand lost to China in the AVC Cup final in straight sets.

Onuma Sittirak also won three awards – Most Valuable Player, Best Scorer and Best Spiker.

Nootsara Tomkom won Best Setter award.

The Thai team will return to Bangkok tomorrow.

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