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Asian Men's Volleyball Championship

The Asian Men's Volleyball Championship is an international volleyball competition in Asia and Oceania contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), the sport's continent governing body. The initial gap between championships was four years, but since 1987 they have been awarded every two years. The current champion is Japan, which won its ninth title at the 2017 tournament.

Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
SportVolleyball
Founded1975
Inaugural season1975
No. of teams16 (Finals)
ContinentAsia and Oceania (AVC)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (9th title)
Most titles Japan (9 titles)
TV partner(s)SMMTV
Official websiteAsian Volleyball Confederation

The 19 Asian Championship tournaments have been won by five different national teams. Japan have won nine times. The other Asian Championship winners are South Korea, with four titles; China with three titles; Iran with two titles; and Australia, with one title.

The 2017 Asian Championship took place in Gresik, Indonesia. The next Asian Championship will be hosted by Iran in 2019.

Results summaryEdit

Year Host Final Third place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1975
Details
 
Melbourne
 
Japan
Round-robin  
South Korea
 
China
Round-robin  
Australia
7
1979
Details
 
Manama
 
China
Round-robin  
South Korea
 
Japan
Round-robin  
Australia
15
1983
Details
 
Tokyo
 
Japan
Round-robin  
China
 
South Korea
Round-robin  
Chinese Taipei
11
1987
Details
 
Kuwait City
 
Japan
3–0  
China
 
South Korea
3–0  
Kuwait
17
1989
Details
 
Seoul
 
South Korea
3–0  
Japan
 
China
3–2  
Pakistan
19
1991
Details
 
Perth
 
Japan
Round-robin  
South Korea
 
China
Round-robin  
Australia
15
1993
Details
 
Nakhon Ratchasima
 
South Korea
3–0  
Kazakhstan
 
Japan
3–2  
China
16
1995
Details
 
Seoul
 
Japan
Round-robin  
China
 
South Korea
Round-robin  
Iran
14
1997
Details
 
Doha
 
China
Round-robin  
Japan
 
Australia
Round-robin  
Chinese Taipei
17
1999
Details
 
Tehran
 
China
Round-robin  
Australia
 
South Korea
Round-robin  
Japan
14
2001
Details
 
Changwon
 
South Korea
3–1  
Australia
 
Japan
3–1  
China
12
2003
Details
 
Tianjin
 
South Korea
Round-robin  
China
 
Iran
Round-robin  
Australia
15
2005
Details
 
Suphan Buri
 
Japan
3–0  
China
 
South Korea
3–1  
India
18
2007
Details
 
Jakarta
 
Australia
Round-robin  
Japan
 
South Korea
Round-robin  
China
17
2009
Details
 
Manila
 
Japan
3–1  
Iran
 
South Korea
3–1  
China
18
2011
Details
 
Tehran
 
Iran
3–1  
China
 
South Korea
3–1  
Australia
16
2013
Details
 
Dubai
 
Iran
3–0  
South Korea
 
China
3–1  
Japan
21
2015
Details
 
Tehran
 
Japan
3–1  
Iran
 
China
3–2  
Qatar
16
2017
Details
 
Gresik
 
Japan
3–1  
Kazakhstan
 
South Korea
3–0  
Indonesia
16
2019
Details
 
Tehran
16

Teams reaching the top fourEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
  Japan 9 (1975, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2005, 2009, 2015, 2017) 3 (1989, 1997, 2007) 3 (1979, 1993, 2001) 2 (1999, 2013)
  South Korea 4 (1989, 1993, 2001, 2003) 4 (1975, 1979, 1991, 2013) 9 (1983, 1987, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2017)
  China 3 (1979, 1997, 1999) 6 (1983, 1987, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2011) 5 (1975, 1989, 1991, 2013, 2015) 4 (1993, 2001, 2007, 2009)
  Iran 2 (2011, 2013) 2 (2009, 2015) 1 (2003) 1 (1995)
  Australia 1 (2007) 2 (1999, 2001) 1 (1997) 5 (1975, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2011)
  Kazakhstan 2 (1993, 2017)
  Chinese Taipei 2 (1983, 1997)
  Kuwait 1 (1987)
  Pakistan 1 (1989)
  India 1 (2005)
  Qatar 1 (2015)
  Indonesia 1 (2017)

Champions by regionEdit

Federation (Region) Champion(s) Number
EAZVA (East Asia) Japan (9), South Korea (4), China (3) 16 titles
CAZVA (Central Asia) Iran (2) 2 titles
OZVA (Oceania) Australia (1) 1 title

HostsEdit

Times Hosted Nations Year(s)
4   Iran 1999, 2011, 2015, 2019
3   South Korea 1989, 1995, 2001
2   Australia 1975, 1991
  Thailand 1993, 2005
  Indonesia 2007, 2017
1   Bahrain 1979
  Japan 1983
  Kuwait 1987
  Qatar 1997
  China 2003
  Philippines 2009
  United Arab Emirates 2013

Medal summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan93315
2  South Korea44917
3  China36514
4  Iran2215
5  Australia1214
6  Kazakhstan0202
Totals (6 nations)19191957


Participating nationsEdit

Nation  
1975
 
1979
 
1983
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
Years
  Afghanistan 15th 20th 2
  Australia 4th 4th 6th 11th 10th 4th 6th 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 8th 1st 7th 4th 5th 5th 8th Q 20
  Bahrain 14th 8th 16th 10th 10th 13th 10th 12th 12th 9
  Bangladesh 17th 16th 2
  China 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 6th Q 20
  Chinese Taipei 4th 6th 9th 5th 10th 6th 4th 7th 6th 9th 13th 8th 8th 13th 9th 6th 7th Q 18
  Hong Kong 10th 14th 12th 18th 17th 16th Q 7
  India 5th 5th 5th 6th 10th 9th 9th 9th 7th 5th 4th 9th 9th 6th 7th 11th Q 17
  Indonesia 6th 9th 6th 6th 11th 7th 6th 11th 4th Q 10
  Iran 6th 10th 8th 7th 5th 4th 6th 5th 5th 3rd 6th 5th 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 5th Q 18
  Iraq 8th 9th 7th 13th 13th 5
  Japan 1st 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 6th 1st 2nd 1st 5th 4th 1st 1st Q 20
  Jordan 17th 1
  Kazakhstan 2nd 14th 11th 9th 8th 10th 5th 9th 10th 9th 2nd Q 12
  Kuwait 7th 7th 4th 5th 14th 13th 14th 17th 17th 14th Q 11
  Lebanon 13th 11th 8th 3
  Macau 13th 1
  Maldives 16th 18th 2
  Myanmar 10th 18th 2
    Nepal 11th 18th 2
  New Zealand 7th 11th 8th 12th 12th 12th 11th 12th 14th 15th 10
  North Korea 11th 1
  Oman 19th 15th Q 3
  Pakistan 7th 4th 8th 8th 8th 7th 8th 7th 9th 13th 7th 10th 12th Q 14
  Philippines 5th 15th 11th 14th 14th 15th 6
  Qatar 19th 12th 10th 8th 13th 11th 11th 7th 11th 14th 12th 11th 4th 9th Q 15
  Samoa 15th 1
  Saudi Arabia 9th 13th 13th 12th 8th 12th 12th 21st 15th 9
  Singapore 12th 1
  South Korea 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 7th 3rd Q 20
  Sri Lanka 13th 13th 9th 15th 12th 14th 16th 8th 15th 13th 14th Q 12
  Syria 10th 1
  Thailand 14th 15th 9th 7th 7th 11th 10th 5th 6th 13th 10th 6th 8th 11th Q 15
  Turkmenistan 14th 16th 2
  United Arab Emirates 15th 11th 14th 17th 10th 15th 17th 14th 8
  Uzbekistan 16th 16th 16th 16th 4
  Vietnam 12th 15th 12th 10th 4
  Yemen 15th 16th 2
Total 7 15 11 17 19 15 16 14 17 14 12 15 18 17 18 16 21 16 16 16

Debut of teamsEdit

AwardsEdit

Former awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

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