Published By: Ritayan Basu
Last Updated: September 29, 2023, 13:46 IST
After a disappointing end to the men’s volleyball campaign, India will now have their complete focus on the women’s team as they will start their tournament run on September 30. The 11-woman squad will be competing at four different venues including the Hangzhou Normal University Cangqian, Gymnasium Linping Sports Centre Gymnasium, Dequing Sports Centre Gymnasium China Textile, City Sports Centre Gymnasium.
India finished sixth at men’s volleyball having lost 0-3 to their arch-rivals Pakistan. The neighbouring side dominated all three sets as they outplayed India in less than an hour and a half. India have one more shot at volleyball history as they field their women’s team this Saturday in hopes of securing a podium finish.
Women’s volleyball was added to the Asian Games back in Jakarta in 1962. However, India didn’t feature at the event until 1982 when the Asian Games returned to Delhi. India are yet to win a medal at the event and Hangzhou just might be the perfect place to make history.
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India’s campaign for glory is going to be far from an easy one. They have been placed alongside China and DPR Korea in Pool A. China have secured eight gold medals at this event in Asian Games history. It will be interesting to see if India can overcome what possibly is their biggest challenge in the group stage itself.
Women’s Volleyball Participants for Asian Games 2023:
Pool A – China, India, DPR Korea
Pool B – Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Mongolia
Pool C – Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Nepal
Pool D – Japan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Hong Kong China
Women’s Volleyball Full Schedule for Asian Games 2023:
September 30, Women’s Preliminary Round (Pool A) – India vs DPR Korea, 8:00 am
October 1, Women’s Preliminary Round (Pool A) – China vs India, 4:30 pm
October 4 / October 5, Quarter-Final – TBC vs TBC
October 6, Women’s Semi-Final – TBC vs TBC
October 7, Women’s Final – TBC vs TBC
Ahead of Thursday’s Asian Games 2023 Women’s Volleyball matches; here is all you need to know:
What date Asian Games 2023 Women’s Volleyball matches will be played?
The Asian Games 2023 Women’s Volleyball matches will take place from September 30 to October 7.
Where will the Asian Games 2023 Women’s Volleyball be played?
The Asian Games 2023 Women’s Volleyball matches will be played at four venues including the Hangzhou Normal University Cangqian, Gymnasium Linping Sports Centre Gymnasium, Dequing Sports Centre Gymnasium China Textile, City Sports Centre Gymnasium.
Which TV channels will broadcast Women’s Volleyball matches at Asian Games 2023?
Women’s Volleyball will be televised on the Sony Sports Network in India.
How do I watch Women’s Volleyball matches at Asian Games 2023 live streaming?
Women’s Volleyball will be streamed live on the SonyLIV app and website in India.
Indian women’s volleyball team: Minimol Abraham, Jincy Johnson, Anusree Kambrath Poyilil, Aswani Kandoth, Jini Kovat Shaji, Saranya, Shilpa Rajendran Nair Sindhu, Aswathi Raveendran, Shaalini Saravanan, Suji Vijayan