Josefsen/Hood and Fleming/Fejes give Australia a clear sweep of males’s and ladies’s titles
Australia stamped its domination over the 2023 Asian U21 Seashore Volleyball Championships, with Lucas Josefsen/Ben Hood capturing the boys’s title and Jasmine Fleming/Stefanie Fejes being topped ladies’s champions after the Sunday’s finals at Ban Nong Ya Ma Group College in Roi Et, Thailand.
For Fejes, it was her second gold medal at this occasion. In 2021 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, Fejes teamed up with Alisha Stevens handy Australia the unprecedented ladies’s gold medal. At the moment, Fleming partnered Jesse Mann to choose up bronze medal.
Fleming additionally joined drive with Georgia Johnson to complete joint ninth on the current Asian Senior Seashore Volleyball Championship in Pangtan, China, whereas Fejes taking part in with Jana Milutinovic to return in joint seventeenth there.
On Sunday, the ultimate day of the Asian U21 Championships in Roi Et, three house groups superior to the morning’s semifinals, however none of them might make it to the eventual victory.
Within the first semifinal conflict, prime seeds Patcharaporn Seehawong and Jidapa Bunongkhun discovered too robust for thirteenth seeds Suchinna Choemphun and Tassanee Chongyoklang to storm previous the lower-ranked compatriots 21-14, 21-16 in 36 minutes.
Australian second seeds Fleming and Fejes pulled off a cushty 21-16, 21-17 win in opposition to Thailand’s tenth seeds Salinda Mungkhon and Samitta Simarongnam within the second encounter.
In opposition to Thais Patcharaporn/Jidapa within the closing conflict, the Australian duo fared significantly better, because of the nice expertise each of them had gained from the excessive degree Asian model volleyball on the current Asian Senior Seashore Volleyball Championships in China and good acquaintance from competing within the Asian warmth.
Fleming and Fejes shocked the Thai gold-medal hopefuls Patcharaporn and Jidapa 21-13, 24-22 in 39 minutes within the highly-anticipated showdown to be topped the ladies’s champions, the second gold in Australia’s historical past.
Earlier, Salinda and Samitta needed to be content material with bronze medal after powering previous Suchinna and Tassanee 21-16, 21-17 within the all-Thais third place playoff match.
In the meantime, after having nice success on the Australian Seashore Volleyball Tour early this 12 months and having continued their partnership in current months, second seeds Josefsen and Hood proved the strongest staff within the Asian U21 Championships in Roi Et following 21-15, 21-14 rout of Kazakhstan’s fourth seeds Ivailo Todorov and Klim Ryukhov within the males’s showdown on Sunday.
It was additionally the Australia’s second males’s gold medal within the Asian U21 Championships. In 2017 right here in Roi Et, Paul Burnett and Marcus Ferguson turned the primary Australian pairing to seize the boys’s title within the championships.
Within the third-place playoff match earlier, Chinese language fifteenth seeds Xu Zongqi and Zhou Yongji disregarded Lebanese eleventh seeds Abi Karam Omar/El Chabib Hadi 21-15, 21-13 to return with bronze medal.
The awards presentation and shutting ceremony have been held shortly after the top of the ladies’s closing, with distinguished friends attending. Thailand Volleyball Affiliation President Mr Somporn Chaibangyang presided over the ceremony, with Technical Delegate Mr Kritsada Panaseri from Thailand and Referee Delegate Mr Nader Ansari from Iran in attendance.
Australians Lucas Josefsen and Ben Hood captured the boys’s title to be introduced with gold medal, whereas Ivailo Todorov and Klim Ryukhov from Kazakhstan took silver medal. Chinese language Xu Zongqi and Zhou Yongji claimed bronze medal.
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Australia additionally sealed the deal within the ladies’s occasion, with Jasmine Fleming and Stefanie Fejes clinched gold medal. Thailand made a two-three end, with Patcharaporn Seehawong/Jidapa Bunongkhun taking silver and Salinda Mungkhon and Samitta Simarongnam claiming bronze.
In the meantime, the four-day championships served because the Asian qualification for the FIVB U21 Seashore Volleyball World Championships, with the highest 5 groups (NFs) within the Asian U21 Championships getting straight into the primary draw of the World Championships and the following 4 groups (NFs) coming into the qualifying actions of the world meet on the identical venue.
Groups (NFs) certified via this Continental Quota for the 2023 FIVB U21 Seashore Volleyball World Championships in Roi Et, Thailand between November 7 and 12, 2023 had been confirmed on the finish of the Asian U21 Seashore Volleyball Championships in Roi Et on Sunday.
The Males’s Foremost Draw (5 NFs) options Australia, Kazakhstan, China, Lebanon and Iran, whereas the Ladies’s Foremost Draw (5 NFs) contains Australia, China, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Relating to the Qualification Match quota, the record of 4 groups (NFs) per Continental Confederation in each males’s and ladies’s occasions shall be permitted later by AVC Seashore Volleyball Committee.
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