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4/12/03

Iran hammers Taiwan in Asian volleyball, waltzes to last four

Defending champion Iran drubbed Taiwan on Friday, advancing to the last four of the 4th Asian Juniors Volleyball Championships, IRNA reported from India.

Iran gave the Taiwanese a bitter pill to swallow as it won 25-18, 25-18, 25-14 in three sets.

On Saturday, Iran clashes against China in semifinals and Taiwan fights against Thailand for the fifth to eighth title.

Taiwan stood third in the 3rd Asian Juniors Volleyball Championships held in Tehran last year.

NORTH KOREA, CHINA THROUGH TO SEMIS

North Korea and China Friday cruised into the semifinals of the 4th Asian event.

Playing in Rajiv Gandhi Hall of Vishahkapatnam, the North Koreans handed Qatar a 3-0 romp as it won 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 in three straight sets.

China also managed to squeeze into the semifinals of the Asian volleyball tournament as it crushed Thailand.

On the sixth day, the Chinese side routed Thailand 3-0. It won 25-15, 25-22, 25-22 in three consecutive sets.

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