Iran, Kazakhstan win Asian Volleyball Confederation Central Zonal tournament

24.01.2012 09:56

NEGOMBO. January 24. KAZINFORM Iran claimed the men's gold medal while Kazakhstan took the women's prize at the Central Zonal tournament of the AVC Continental Beach Volleyball Cup on Sunday. The two teams qualified for the finals along with the men's teams from Kazakhstan (silver medal) and Sri Lanka (bronze), and the women's teams from Sri Lanka (silver) and India (bronze).

They will join qualifiers from the Eastern, Southeastern, Western and Oceania Zone tournaments with the eventual winners earning a berth to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The two runners-up move on to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup, Boxscore News reports.

The men's teams from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam of the AVC South Eastern Zone; China, Japan and Hong Kong of the Eastern Zone; and Oman, Bahrain and Qatar of the AVC Western Zone have already qualified for the Asian finals. The qualified women's teams include Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia of the South Eastern Zone, and China, Japan and Chinese Taipei of the Eastern Zone.

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