Wu Mengjie (right) of China spikes the ball during the final match between China and Japan in the 2022 AVC Cup for Women at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City, the Philippines, Aug 29, 2022. (ROUELLE UMALI / XINHUA)
MANILA - China's women's volleyball team lost to Japan 25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16 to come out runner-up in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup for Women in Pasig City, the Philippines on Sunday.
The young second-string Chinese team beat Australia and Thailand respectively in the quarterfinals and semifinals, but failed to defend the championship against Japan in the final.
Japan's team claimed their first-ever AVC Cup title after this win. Earlier, Thailand beat Vietnam in three straight sets to take the bronze.
Team members of China pose for photograph during the awarding ceremony of the 2022 AVC Cup for Women at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City, the Philippines, Aug 29, 2022. (ROUELLE UMALI / XINHUA)
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