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SEA Video games: Cambodia wins historic males’s volleyball bronze after beating Thais

Cambodia's Sarun (white and yellow) shows a superb performance to help his team win the historic bronze medal. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn via ANN

Cambodia’s Sarun (white and yellow) reveals an excellent efficiency to assist his workforce win the historic bronze medal. — VNA/VNS Photograph Anh Tuấn by way of ANN

QUANG NINH — Dealing with mighty Thailand within the third-place volleyball match, Cambodia’s males performed among the finest video games of their profession, surprising their opponent with an intense five-set win at Dai Yen Sports activities Advanced in Quang Ninh Province on Saturday.

The match was thrilling from the very first assault, with Thailand repeatedly taking the lead. Nevertheless, sensible type by Cambodia’s Sarun helped his workforce shorten the hole earlier than finishing an awesome comeback with a slim 25-23 win within the first set.

Regardless of the shock loss, Thailand stored their nerve and continued to dominate the second set. As soon as once more, Cambodia fought again fearlessly, however the Thais had been extra cautious this time, shutting the door to a different comeback for the lads in white and yellow to seize a 25-22 win.

Regardless of now solely being degree, the Cambodians didn’t lose their momentum, beginning the third set flourishingly with rating after rating, forcing Thailand to place all efforts into narrowing the hole.

The 2 groups intently adopted one another on each level, however with the excessive spirit carried from the primary set, Cambodia made probably the most of their probabilities to win the set 25-22.

Dropping one other set appeared to hit damage the Thai’s honor because the fourth set noticed Thailand confirmed why they’re nonetheless an enormous of ASEAN volleyball, squeezing their opponents with a giant 25-13 win, resulting in the decisive remaining recreation.

It appeared as if Thailand might beat Cambodia when the lads in pink maintained a two-score hole for a lot of the recreation, however Cambodia appeared to seek out additional reserves of power and had been in a position to equalize, leaving Thailand shocked.

And when the opponents had been nonetheless making an attempt to determine what was fallacious, Cambodia took the result in seal the set with a slim 15-13 win, making Might 21 a historic day for Cambodian volleyball.

Within the corresponding match of the ladies’s class, Indonesia surpassed the Philippines 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 to win the match’s bronze medal.

Vietnam will proceed their journey for a golden double in volleyball, with clashes towards Indonesia and Thailand within the males’s and girls’s classes.

The finals will happen on Might 22 at Dai Yen Sports activities Advanced, Quang Ninh Province.

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