VC Altay of Kazakhstan defeated Nakhon Ratchasima QminC VC 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-20) in a highly-anticipated showdown at the Asian Women’s Club Championship on Thursday.
Altay secure maiden Asian women’s club title
The club from Kazakhstan will represent Asia at the 2021 Women's Club World Championship
Published 07:00, 07 Oct 2021
Altay finished fourth four times in a row from 2016 to 2019 and competed at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in Shaoxing, China, when they finished fifth. With their fantastic win against the Asian Women's Club Championship host side today, Altay will compete at the Women’s Club World Championship again. The 2021 edition of the global competition is due to take place in Ankara, Turkey from December 15 to 19, 2021, with six teams vying for the world crown.
Altay were the second team from Kazakhstan to capture the Asian Women’s Club title. Rahat Almaty (and Rahat CSKA) landed the crown in 2004 and 2007.
Earlier, Supreme Chonburi, former three-time Thailand League winners and successive two-time Asian Club champions, pulled off a scintillating straight-set 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 victory against Iran’s Super League winners Saipa in the third-place playoff to clinch bronze.
1. Altay (Kazakhstan)
2. Nakhon Ratchasima QminC VC (Thailand)
3. Supreme Chonburi (Thailand)
4. Saipa (Iran)
5. Zhetysu (Kazakhstan)
6. Choco Mucho (Philippines)
7. Rebisco (Philippines)
Dream Team / Individual awards
Most Valuable Player
Sana Anarkulova (No.2 Altay)
Best Outside Spikers
Nadiia Kodola (No.16 Altay)
Chatchu-on Moksri (No.19 Nakhon Ratchasima QminC VC)
Best Middle Blockers
Pouran Zare (No.14 Saipa)
Pleumjit Thinkaow (No.5 Supreme Chonburi)
Best Opposite Spiker
Kristina Belova (No.13 Altay)
Nootsara Tomkom (No.13 Nakhon Ratchasima QminC VC)
Madina Beket (No.2 Altay)