Thailand and Indonesia to combat it out in last males’s and girls’s showdowns
Thailand and Indonesia powered previous respective rivals within the Monday’s semifinals to arrange last males’s and girls’s showdowns of the thirty second Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Beach Volleyball Tournament at Otres Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, which serves because the AVC Continental Cup Phase 1 Southeastern Zone.
In the lads’s semifinals on Monday, the Thai males struggled to beat Vietnam 2-0 and are as a consequence of face off towards reigning champions Indonesia within the Tuesday’s showdown. The Indonesians demolished Philippines 2-0 within the different semifinals on Monday.
The girls’s semifinal encounters noticed Indonesia outplay Vietnam 2-0 to go up towards title-holders Thailand within the Tuesday’s last conflict. Thailand breezed previous Singapore 2-0 within the different semifinal match.
As Thailand and Indonesia arrange last males’s and girls’s showdowns, Vietnam will problem Philippines within the males’s third-place playoff conflict and Vietnam will even combat it out with Singapore within the girls’s bronze-medal match.
In the lads’s occasion on Monday, unbeaten Vietnam, which topped Pool A, mounted a powerful problem towards Pool B second place Thailand, however discovered the Thai outfits a tricky nut to crack. Pithak Tipjan/Poravid Taovato, who emerged because the champions on the FIVB Beach Pro Tour Subic Bay Futures in Philippines final December and picked up silver medal on the final month’s AVC Beach Tour twenty second Samila Open on residence soil in Songkhla, went down 18-21 within the first set towards Nguyen Lam Toi/Quang Vu Tran, however shrugged off their rust simply in time to defeat the Vietnamese duo 21-17, 15-6 handy Thailand a 2-1 victory within the first match.
Vietnam nonetheless carried out properly within the second encounter as Nguyen Thuyen/Van Nha Nguyen stretched the robust match towards Surin Jongklang/Dunwinit Kaewsai to 3 units however finally succumbed to the 1-2 (18-21, 21-17, 9-15) loss to the Thai tandem.
Thailand received the match 2-0 to subsequent problem defending champions Indonesia within the last showdown, which seems to be a preliminary Pool B rematch. Indonesia had already overwhelmed Thailand 2-1 within the pool play and nonetheless hoped excessive to repeat the same feat within the Tuesday’s showdown.
Indonesia, spearheaded by Pribadi Danangsyah/Ramadhan Gilang, the 2018 Asian Games bronze medallists on residence soil and in addition bronze medallists on the final month’s AVC Beach Tour twenty second Samila Open in Thailand, took an early 1-0 lead following the Indonesian duo’s hard-fought 21-17, 26-24 win towards Filipinos Abdilla Alnakran/Requinton Jaron.
Ashfiya Mohammad/Akbar Bintang additionally fought properly towards Garcia Jude/Buytrago James to cruise half the Filipinos 2-0 (21-19, 21-16) for the Indonesia’s eventual 2-0 victory. Indonesia can be out to defend their title and if they’ll do it on Tuesday, they’ll make it three in a row within the biennial multi-sport occasion.
Meanwhile, within the girls’s semifinals on Monday, Pool A winners Indonesia trounced Vietnam 2-0 to subsequent combat it out with reigning champions Thailand within the Tuesday’s showdown.
Eka Yokebed/Sari Nur Atika stormed previous Dinh Thi My Nga/Nguyen Le Thi Tuong Vy to present Indonesia an important 2-0 (21-15, 21-12) win and a 1-0 lead. Juliana Dhita/Ratnasari Desi dismissed Chau Ngoc Lan/Nguyen Thai Thanh Tram 2-0 (21-16, 21-11) in 32 minutes to finish the Vietnam’s problem. Indonesia will subsequent go up towards reigning champions Thailand within the Tuesday’s last.
The 2021 Asian winners Taravadee Naraphornrapat/Worapeerachayakorn Kongphopsarutawadeeb powered previous Singaporeans Soh Cecilia Hui Chin/Tan Kai Yun Alicia 2-0 (21-9, 21-17) to bag the primary win for Thailand earlier than Varapatsorn Radarong/Tanarattha Udomchavee, gold medallists on the 2022 Songkhla Future on Samila Beach in Thailand and winners on the 2013 Indonesia Palembang Open, made it two for 2 for the Thai girls as they overwhelmed Chong Eliza/Phua Zhao Rong in a completely one-sided affair 2-0 (21-7, 21-9) simply in 32 minutes.
As Thailand and Indonesia will battle it out for the eventual males’s and girls’s titles on Tuesday, each groups are assured of securing their berths for both Semifinals or Finals of the AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup.
The eventual winners will qualify for the Finals, whereas the losers within the finals must strut their stuff within the Semifinals. Australia has already confirmed to host the lads’s Finals, with China organizing the ladies’s Finals. However, hosts for the Semifinals have but been revealed.
Indonesia and Thailand made clear sweeps of seven gold medals since seaside volleyball was included within the SEA Games for the primary time in 2003. The inclusion of seaside volleyball because the medal sporting occasion continued within the SEA Games in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Only in 2013 (Nay Pyi Taw), 2015 (Singapore) and 2017 (Kuala Lumpur), host nations didn’t embody the game because the medal occasions.
In 2019, 2021 in addition to the 2023 version in Cambodia, seaside volleyball had grow to be the staff sport (nation), with every nation fielding Team A and Team B. Indonesia swept the lads’s title within the final two editions, with Thailand and Philippines selecting up silver and bronze medals for each events.
Thailand additionally captured each gold medals on provide in 2019 and 2021, with Indonesia and Philippines making a two-three end in each editions.
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