CHENNAI: India’s wonderful return to the international volleyball scene endured with the guys’ national group qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Asian Volleyball Championships in Tehran on Sunday. The qualification means that India may also advantage entry into the eight-crew Olympic qualifying event in China in January subsequent yr.
After a disappointing zero-three reverse to China on Saturday, India bounced returned with a 3-1 (22–25, 25–12, 25–21, 25–19) victory over Oman of their very last Pool C game. The result intended to complete second in the back of China of their pool and ahead of Kazakhstan, who they’d beaten 3-2 of their opener. Kazakhstan misplaced their final game 0-3 to China, killing their chances of overtaking India. The pinnacle two groups from every one of the four corporations will advance to the last-eight level.
Even greater good sized is their progression to the Olympic qualifiers, where they’ll wear it out with the excellent groups in Asia. While their probabilities of qualification for the Tokyo Games are remote — best the winners of the occasion will make it — it will be an opportunity for a group without suits for the final years to get a few experiences under their belts.
The next level of the Asian Championships will see 8 teams break up into two agencies where they’ll play the teams that they haven’t played in the organization ranges. India has been grouped with China, Iran, and Australia. The crew’s within the closing eight.
The run persisted in India’s resurgence at the international degree after sitting out the higher part of the closing year’s thanks to a ban on the Volleyball Federation of India for factionalism. Last month, the U-23 guys’ group had advanced to the very last of the U-23 Asian Championships, dropping to Chinese Taipei. India’s return to the global stage was at Asian Games’ ultimate 12 months, in which the group had completed a disappointing twelfth.
The overall performance additionally marks an amazing beginning to existence as India trains for newly-appointed Serbian Dragan Mihailovic. Before the event, Mihailovic had targetted an ultimate-8 end, and he might be pleased that his wards have carried out that concentrate on.