Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chinese Taipei beats Japan to win EAG men's volleyball title

Chinese Taipei beat Japan 3-2 to win the men's volleyball title at the 6th East Asian Games (EAG) in Tianjin on Sunday.

"This is the last opportunity for us to get an EAG men's volleyball champion because EAG will transfer to a youth version next time," said Wu Feihu, head coach of the Chinese Taipei team.

According to Wu, they send their best players this time, aiming at getting gold medal to make a mark in history. "We make it!" he said excitedly.

It is not easy for Chinese Taipei to get the gold medal despite they never lose a game here. In the final, Japan really performed well and once led 2-1. In the 4th set, Chinese Taipei trailed 3-6 at the beginning.

"Once in the 4th set, I even felt that we would lose but finally we persevered to win," said Huang Jianfeng, who spiked to get the crucial point, overtaking the opponents for the first time with 17-16.

"I am satisfied with the players' performance. Moreover, I would like to thank the audience for their unremitting encouragement to us. It did a great help for us to win," Wu said.

After eight days' competitions, all the volleyball games at EAG finished on Sunday. For other games, China beat South Korea while DPR Korea beat Hong Kong of China in men's and women's bronze medal matches.

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