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Iran wins Asian Boys' Volleyball Championship

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran; photos by Majid Asgarpour

Iran claimed the title of the 8th Asian Boys' Volleyball Championship in a hard-fought victory over China on Friday.

In the match held at the full-packed Azadi Stadium Hall, Iran defeated China 3-2 (25-17, 26-28, 28-26, 22-25, 15-7) and won the championship.

This is Iran's fifth title in the Asian Youth Volleyball Championship. The Persians won the gold medal in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

The defending champion had already advanced to the 2011 FIVB Boys' Youth World Championship and this new victory booked a place for them in the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore as Asia's first representative.

South Korea beat India 3-1 and finished in third place.

A total of 10 teams took part in the event.

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