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Hangzhou AG organizers set sights on Thailand, not Korea: “Beat China to win Asian Championships, aim for first AG gold”

“Thailand won the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship in September, beating China for the third time. They are a team to watch.”

The organizing committee of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games 토토사이트 believes the Thai women’s volleyball team has a good chance of winning a medal.

The organizing committee posted a women’s volleyball preview on My Info, the official information site for the Games, on Sept. 27 (local time).

“China won gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang. They will look to defend their title in front of their home crowd.”

Setter Ding Xia, a gold medalist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and making her third Asian Games appearance, is joined by middle blocker Yuan Xinyu and outside hitter Gong Xiangyu.

China has won eight gold, three silver and one bronze medals at the Asian Games so far. They’ve won 12 medals in total.

South Korea was also briefly mentioned. “South Korea has collected a total of 14 medals at the Asian Games, including two golds. The only time they did not finish on the podium was in Doha 2006.” South Korea finished first twice, second eight times, and third four times.

One country that caught the organizers’ eye was Thailand. The Thais defeated China at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship on home soil in September to win their third title. It has yet to win an Asian Games gold medal. However, with its recent notable achievements in international competition, a first gold medal is not out of the question.

“Thailand beat China at the Asian Championships. They are a team to watch. The Thai women’s team won bronze at the 2014 Incheon Games and silver at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. They will be looking for their first gold medal at the Asian Games.”

Women’s volleyball will begin its qualification schedule on Sept. 30, with the final on Oct. 7.

The Korean team is in Group C with Vietnam and Nepal. They will play Vietnam at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 and Nepal at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. The Korean team arrived in Hangzhou on Sept. 26 and is in the midst of acclimatization.

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