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Date: 3/22/2017

On 22 March 2017, the 16th edition of the Asian Women’s Championship came to an end. Eight teams travelled to Suwon, Korea to fight for the trophy but in the end it were again Korea who could claim the title – for the 13th time.


Both Japan and Korea went unbeaten into the final, a rematch of the 2015 Asian Women’s Championship. Favourites and 12-times champions Korea struggled in the first half, trailing by four goals at half-time (11:15). After the break, however, they turned the match around. In the 41st minute, the four-goal deficit was no more as Korea first levelled the score at 16:16 and then went into the lead. The hosts were on a roll and continuously extended their lead to 10 goals in minute 55. Stunned Japan had to admit defeat, losing 20:30.


The match for third place was played between Kazakhstan and China. Leading 16:12 at half-time, China did not leave Kazakhstan a chance, winning 34:26 and thus claiming the bronze medal. 


Besides Korea and Japan, who were already qualified as finalists of the Asian Championship, China will travel to Germany in December to take part in the 23rd Women’s World Championship.


By clicking on the link below, you can find a complete summary of the 2017 Asian Women’s Championship results.