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August, 2015

  • 8 August

    Disappointing Korea play Thailand for 7th-8th place playoff

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – World No16 Korea, which managed to finish second in the previous edition in Dubai, the UAE two years ago, failed to make their mark in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship when they suffered a bitter 25-21 15-25, 19—25 16-25 loss to Chinese ...

  • 8 August

    Australia breeze past Thailand to come a step closer to finishing fifth

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – Australia overwhelmed Thailand in comfortable straight sets 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 to next take on Chinese Taipei in the 5th-6th place playoff in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship. Australia’s coach, Roberto Santilli: “We won an easy match, but it was actually tough for ...

  • 8 August

    Japan power their ways to the final showdown after comeback win over Qatar

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – Powerhouses Japan, which had won the Asian crown for seven times, fought back from the first-set down 22-25 to Qatar to brush off the tough rivals in the remaining three sets 25-23, 25-17, 25-23 and book a final berth in the 18th Asian Senior ...

  • 8 August

    Iran come back to beat China, advance to final showdown four time in a row

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – Defending successive two-time champions Iran stunned China in a breathtaking semi-final clash 21-25, 20-25, 25-9, 25-19, 16-14 to storm their ways to the final showdown of the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship for consecutive four times. As Iran will go up against Japan ...

  • 8 August

    Sri Lanka content with 13th in Asian Championship

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 201 – Sri Lanka earned the 13th place in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship following their comfortable straight-set  28-26, 25-17, 25-14 win over Kuwait. The loss in the 13th-14th playoff allowed Kuwait a 14th-place finish in the Asian meet in Iran. Sri Lanka’s coach, ...

  • 8 August

    India finish 11th in Asian Championship

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – India produced a magnificent come-from-behind 18-25, 25-23, 25-13, 18-25, 15-13 victory over Bahrain after contesting a gruelling five-set encounter in the 11th-12th place playoff in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship on Friday. India’s coach, Venkatesan: “There are a lot of things my ...

  • 8 August

    Kazakhstan claim 9th in Asia Senior Men’s Championship

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – World No.42 Kazakhstan pulled off a convincing 25-22 25-18 25-22 victory over Pakistan in the 9th-10th place playoff at the Azadi Sport Complex Hall 2 on Friday to finish ninth place in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship. At the previous edition in ...

  • 8 August

    Oman save their pride to finish 15th in Asian Championship

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    Tehran, Iran, August 7, 2015 – Oman struggled hard to beat underdogs Turkmenistan with an impressive come-from-behind five-set thriller 22-25, 24-26, 25-19, 30-28, 15-10, while Turkmenistan did not win a match in all seven encounters in this tournament to finish a bottom-ranked team and the 16th position in the 18th ...

  • 7 August

    Pakistan narrowly beat Bahrain in gruelling five sets/Sri Lanka outperform Oman

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      Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Pakistan struggled to beat Bahrain 3-2 (21-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-25, 15-9) to next set up a clash for ninth place against Kazakhstan, as Bahrain are due to take on India in the 11th-12th playoff in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship. Pakistan’s ...

  • 7 August

    Turkmenistan unable to break their jinx

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    Tehran, Iran, August 6, 2015 – Turkmenistan recorded six losses in a row in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Championship, going down 1-3 loss 25-23, 20-25, 19-25, 25-27 to Kuwait. Head coach of Kuwait, Radovan Malevic: “My players were mentally and physically exhausted. The difficulty of the match was not ...