Tehran: India achieved a bronze medal in Asian Volleyball Championship. The Indian men’s U-18 team defeated South Korea and won third place.
The team won the five-set match with scores of 25-20, 25-21, 26-28, 19-25, 15-12. Aashish Swain, Aaryan Balyan, Kush Singh, and Karthik Sharma shone in the Indian team. India had also beaten Korea in the preliminary match. But India lost to hosts Iran in the semi-finals.
China won 5th and Taipei achieved 6th position. India acquired the medal after 14 years. With this India qualified for the Under-19 World Championship.