The Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship here on Saturday to book a final clash with defending champions Japan.
After winning the first set, 13-time champions China were outperformed by Thailand at crucial moments in the seesawing sets, losing 23-25, 25-22, 34-32, 25-23.
They put up a solid defense and pierced through ours with quick attacks. We did not give up in tough times but have room for improvement technically, China’s captain Liu Yanhan said. Thailand will seek to add a third Asian Championship title to their name in Sunday’s final against Japan, who came from behind to edge hosts South Korea 22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 28-26. China will face off against South Korea in the third-place match on Sunday.