Asian Women's Volleyball Championship

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Asian Women's Volleyball Championship
Upcoming season or competition:
Current sports event 2021 Asian Women's Volleyball Championship
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1975
Inaugural season 1975
No. of teams 16 (Finals)
Continent Asia and Oceania (AVC)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (5th title)
Most titles  China (13 titles)
TV partner(s) SMMTV
Official website Asian Volleyball Confederation

The Asian Women's Volleyball Championship is an international volleyball competition in Asia and Oceania contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), the sport's continent governing body. The initial gap between championships was four years, but since 1987 they have been awarded every two years. The current champion is Japan, which won its fifth title at the 2019 tournament.

The 20 Asian Championship tournaments have been won by three different national teams. China have won thirteen times. The other Asian Championship winners are Japan, with four titles; and Thailand with two titles.

The 2019 Asian Championship took place in Seoul, South Korea. The next Asian Championship will be 2021.

Results summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1975
Details
Australia
Melbourne

Japan
Round-robin
South Korea

China
Round-robin
Australia
5
1979
Details
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

China
Round-robin
Japan

South Korea
Round-robin
Australia
7
1983
Details
Japan
Fukuoka

Japan
Round-robin
China

South Korea
Round-robin
Chinese Taipei
9
1987
Details
China
Shanghai

China
3–0
Japan

South Korea
3–0
New Zealand
11
1989
Details
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

China
3–0
South Korea

Japan
3–1
Chinese Taipei
10
1991
Details
Thailand
Bangkok

China
3–0
Japan

South Korea
3–?
North Korea
14
1993
Details
China
Shanghai

China
3–0
Japan

South Korea
3–1
Chinese Taipei
14
1995
Details
Thailand
Chiang Mai

China
Round-robin
South Korea

Japan
Round-robin
Chinese Taipei
9
1997
Details
Philippines
Manila

China
Round-robin
South Korea

Japan
Round-robin
Chinese Taipei
9
1999
Details
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

China
Round-robin
South Korea

Japan
Round-robin
Thailand
9
2001
Details
Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima

China
3–0
South Korea

Thailand
3–2
Japan
9
2003
Details
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City

China
3–0
Japan

South Korea
3–1
Thailand
10
2005
Details
China
Taicang

China
3–0
Kazakhstan

Japan
3–0
South Korea
12
2007
Details
Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima

Japan
Round-robin
China

Thailand
Round-robin
South Korea
13
2009
Details
Vietnam
Hanoi

Thailand
3–1
China

Japan
3–0
South Korea
14
2011
Details
Chinese Taipei
Taipei

China
3–1
Japan

South Korea
3–2
Thailand
14
2013
Details
Thailand
Nakhon Ratchasima

Thailand
3–0
Japan

South Korea
3–2
China
16
2015
Details
China
Tianjin

China
3–0
South Korea

Thailand
3–0
Chinese Taipei
14
2017
Details
Philippines
Biñan

Japan
3–2
Thailand

South Korea
3–0
China
14
2019
Details
South Korea
Seoul

Japan
3–1
Thailand

South Korea
3–0
China
13
2021
Details
China
TBA
16
2023
Details
Thailand
TBA
16

Teams reaching the top four[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
 China 13 (1979, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2015) 3 (1983, 2007, 2009) 1 (1975) 3 (2013, 2017, 2019)
 Japan 5 (1975, 1983, 2007, 2017, 2019) 7 (1979, 1987, 1991, 1993, 2003, 2011, 2013) 6 (1989, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009) 1 (2001)
 Thailand 2 (2009, 2013) 2 (2017, 2019) 3 (2001, 2007, 2015) 3 (1999, 2003, 2011)
 South Korea 7 (1975, 1989, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2015) 10 (1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019) 3 (2005, 2007, 2009)
 Kazakhstan 1 (2005)
 Chinese Taipei 6 (1983, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2015)
 Australia 2 (1975, 1979)
 New Zealand 1 (1987)
 North Korea 1 (1991)

Champions by region[edit]

Federation (Region) Champion(s) Number
EAZVA (East Asia) China (13), Japan (5) 18 titles
SEAZVA (Southeast Asia) Thailand (2) 2 titles

Hosts[edit]

Times Hosted Nations Year(s)
6  Thailand 1991, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2013, 2023
5  China 1987, 1993, 2005, 2015, 2021
3  Hong Kong 1979, 1989, 1999
2  Philippines 1997, 2017
 Vietnam 2003, 2009
1  Australia 1975
 Japan 1983
 Chinese Taipei 2011
 South Korea 2019

Medal summary[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 13 3 1 17
2  Japan 5 7 6 18
3  Thailand 2 2 3 7
4  South Korea 0 7 10 17
5  Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
Totals (5 nations) 20 20 20 60

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Australia
1975
Hong Kong
1979
Japan
1983
China
1987
Hong Kong
1989
Thailand
1991
China
1993
Thailand
1995
Philippines
1997
Hong Kong
1999
Thailand
2001
Vietnam
2003
China
2005
Thailand
2007
Vietnam
2009
Chinese Taipei
2011
Thailand
2013
China
2015
Philippines
2017
South Korea
2019
Years
 Australia 4th 4th 7th 7th 7th 6th 10th 6th 7th 6th 6th 9th 10th 8th 9th 10th 9th 9th 10th 9th 20
 China 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 1st 4th 4th 20
 Chinese Taipei 4th 4th 5th 4th 4th 4th 5th 5th 5th 5th 6th 6th 5th 7th 4th 6th 6th 17
 Hong Kong 6th 8th 10th 8th 11th 12th 9th 9th 8th 12th 10th 13th 13th 11th 11th 15
 India 7th 14th 11th 11th 11th 11th 10th 10th 8
 Indonesia 5th 6th 6th 9th 9th 8th 9th 13th 13th 10th 8th 11
 Iran 12th 8th 8th 8th 8th 9th 7th 7
 Japan 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 6th 1st 1st 20
 Kazakhstan 5th 9th 7th 2nd 5th 5th 9th 5th 7th 7th 5th 11
 Macau 11th 10th 2
 Malaysia 9th 1
 Maldives 14th 1
 Mongolia 14th 11th 2
 Myanmar 16th 1
 New Zealand 5th 9th 4th 10th 11th 7th 8th 10th 11th 12th 12th 11
 North Korea 5th 4th 9th 7th 6th 5
 Philippines 5th 13th 13th 8th 8th 8th 9th 12th 12th 8th 10
 Singapore 8th 1
 South Korea 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 20
 Sri Lanka 12th 14th 9th 10th 14th 12th 15th 14th 13th 13th 10
 Thailand 5th 6th 7th 7th 5th 5th 4th 3rd 4th 6th 3rd 1st 4th 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 17
 Turkmenistan 14th 1
 Uzbekistan 6th 6th 7th 13th 12th 5
 Vietnam 8th 7th 6th 8th 7th 7th 7th 6th 5th 5th 10
Total 5 7 9 11 10 14 14 9 9 9 9 10 12 13 14 14 16 14 14 13 20th

Debut of teams[edit]

Awards[edit]

At the end of each Championship, awards are presented to the players and teams for accomplishments other than their final team positions in the tournament. There are currently six awards:

  • The Most Valuable Player for the best player, determined by a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Opposite spiker for the best opposite spiker, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Outside spikers for the best outside spikers, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Middle blocker for the best middle blockers, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Setter for the best setter, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.
  • The Best Libero for the best libero, determined by their statistics and a vote of organizing committees.

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