India wins silver at Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship in Bahrain

August 30, 2022

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India finished its campaign at the Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship with a silver medal after losing 1-3 against Iran in the final in Riffa, Bahrain on Monday.

India beat Thailand in the semifinals with a score of 3-1 ( 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-17) to reach the final.

The Indian team put on a great fight, but couldn’t compare to the Iranian side as the latter triumphed over the former 12-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-25.

This was the second instance the two teams faced each other. India and Iran met during the pool stage where Iran piped India 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-19).

With this win, Iran has seven golds in the tournament, the most golds won by any team. On the other hand, India had previously won two silver having lost once to South Korea and Iran in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

Korea clinched the bronze medal after thumping Thailand in straight sets (31-29, 25-16, 25-14). Thailand, bronze medallists in 2018, finished fourth.

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