18TH ASIAN WOMEN’S U19 VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The national U19 women of Iran in their fourth attendance in Asian Championship are in the
same pool with Japan that is the all-edition team of the event.
Thailand will host the 18th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship which is to take
place on 23-31 July.
Fifteen teams will compete in the preliminary round wherein Iranian women are in the same
pool with Japan, India, and Macao.
Iranian women are entering the tournament carrying their last three experiences in mind. Their
first presence dates back to 2010 and their best titles are respectively 9th, 8th, & 12th in 2010,
2012, and 2014.
South Korea and Japan as the most experienced teams have been present in all the previous
editions of U19 Championship.
Grouping of the Event:
The preliminary round of Asian women Championship starts from July, 23 and lasts for three
days. Here is the grouping of the preliminary round:
Pool I (the only three-team pool): Thailand (host), Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Pool II: China, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, New Zealand
Pool III: Japan, India, Macao, Iran
Pool IV: South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Philippine
In the classification round on 26-27 July, the top two teams of the each pool from the
preliminary round will compete for the first eight berths of the table. The last two teams of the
preliminary round would hence go for the second eight teams.
The participating teams will rest on Thursday; the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final will then
run from 29 to 31 on July.
China, the most glorious team
The women’s U19 volleyball tournament started since 1980 and China as the top title holder
recorded 11 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. China verified her first championship in 1992
and it lasted consecutively up to 2015 except for 2008 when Japan has taken the title home.
The best second and third teams in terms of statistics are then Japan (5 gold, 7 silver, 3 bronze),
and South Korea (one gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze).
The host cities and the top four teams of the last 17 editions are as:
Seoul (1980): South Korea, Japan, India, Singapore
Canberra (1984): Japan, China, South Korea, Chinese Taipei
Bangkok (1986): Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand
Jakarta (1988): Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia
Chiang Mai (1990): Japan, South Korea, China, Chinese Taipei
Kuala Lumpur (1992): China, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Australia
Manila (1994): China, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei
Chiang Mai (1996): China, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei
Trang (1998): China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand
Dagupan (2000): China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand
Ho Chi Minh (2002): China, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, South Korea
Klamboe (2004): China, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei
Nakhon Ratchasima (2006): China, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand
Taipei (2008): Japan, Chinese Taipei, China, South Korea
Ho Chi Minh (2010): China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand
Nakhon Pathom (2012): China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Thailand
Taipei (2014): China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand