Nakon Ratchasima, Thailand — Thailand defeated Japan in the finals of the 17th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship in impressive fashion, winning in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-18, and 25-17.
The Thai team won a string of stunning upsets in route to their second-ever volleyball championship, defeating top-seeded China in the semi-finals yesterday, and second-seeded Japan twice in the tournament.
A raucous capacity crowd cheered the Thai women on in Chatchai Hall, where some 10,000 fans lined up to try and get the 5,000 tickets available for the finals match.
Thailand won its first title in 2009. Image/nationmultimedia.com