Asian Boys' U18 Volleyball Championship

The Asian Boys' U18 Volleyball Championship, formerly known as the Asian Boys' U19 Volleyball Championship, is an international volleyball competition in Asia and Oceania contested by the under 19 men's national teams of the members of Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC), the sport's continent governing body. Tournaments have been awarded every two years since 1997. The top four teams qualified for the FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship. The current champion is Japan, which won its third title at the 2022 tournament.

Asian Boys' U18 Volleyball Championship
Most recent season or competition:
2022 Asian Boys' U18 Volleyball Championship
SportVolleyball
Founded1997
Inaugural season1997
No. of teams16 (Finals)
ContinentAsia and Oceania (AVC)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (3rd title)
Most titles Iran (7 titles)
TV partner(s)SMMTV
Official websiteAsian Volleyball Confederation

The 13 Asian Championship tournaments have been won by five different national teams. Iran have won seven times and Japan have won three times. The other Asian Championship winners are Chinese Taipei, South Korea and India, with one title each.

The 2022 Asian Championship took place in Tehran, Iran.

Result summaryEdit

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1997
Details
 
Baguio
 
Chinese Taipei
Round-robin  
South Korea
 
Japan
Round-robin  
China
8
1999
Details
 
Chiayi
 
South Korea
Round-robin  
Japan
 
China
Round-robin  
Saudi Arabia
8
2001
Details
 
Isfahan
 
Iran
3–1  
South Korea
 
Chinese Taipei
3–2  
North Korea
10
2003
Details
 
Visakhapatnam
 
India
3–1  
Iran
 
North Korea
3–0  
China
9
2005
Details
 
Tehran
 
Iran
3–0  
South Korea
 
India
3–0  
Chinese Taipei
8
2007
Details
 
Kuala Lumpur
 
Iran
3–0  
India
 
China
3–2  
South Korea
11
2008
Details
 
Colombo
 
Iran
3–0  
Japan
 
India
3–2  
China
11
2010
Details
 
Tehran
 
Iran
3–2  
China
 
South Korea
3–1  
India
10
2012
Details
 
Tehran
 
Iran
3–2  
China
 
Japan
3–2  
South Korea
11
2014
Details
 
Colombo
 
Iran
3–0  
Japan
 
China
3–1  
Chinese Taipei
15
2017
Details
 
Naypyidaw
 
Japan
3–0  
South Korea
 
China
3–1  
Iran
11
2018
Details
 
Tabriz
 
Japan
3–1  
South Korea
 
Iran
3–1  
Chinese Taipei
17
2020
Details
 
Shiraz
Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022
Details
 
Tehran
 
Japan
3–0  
Iran
 
India
3–2  
South Korea
8


Teams reaching the top fourEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
  Iran 7 (2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) 2 (2003, 2022) 1 (2018) 1 (2017)
  Japan 3 (2017, 2018, 2022) 3 (1999, 2008, 2014) 2 (1997, 2012)
  South Korea 1 (1999) 5 (1997, 2001, 2005, 2017, 2018) 1 (2010) 3 (2007, 2012, 2022)
  India 1 (2003) 1 (2007) 3 (2005, 2008, 2022) 1 (2010)
  Chinese Taipei 1 (1997) 1 (2001) 3 (2005, 2014, 2018)
  China 2 (2010, 2012) 4 (1999, 2007, 2014, 2017) 3 (1997, 2003, 2008)
  North Korea 1 (2003) 1 (2001)
  Saudi Arabia 1 (1999)

Champions by regionEdit

Federation (Region) Champion(s) Number
CAZVA (Central Asia) Iran (7), India (1) 8 titles
EAZVA (East Asia) Japan (3), Chinese Taipei (1), South Korea (1) 5 titles

HostsEdit

Times Hosted Nations Year(s)
6   Iran 2001, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2018, 2020, 2022
2   Sri Lanka 2008, 2014
1   Taiwan 1999
  India 2003
  Malaysia 2007
  Myanmar 2017
  Philippines 1997

Medal summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Iran72110
2  Japan3328
3  South Korea1517
4  India1135
5  Chinese Taipei1012
6  China0246
7  North Korea0011
Totals (7 entries)13131339

Participating nationsEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  •  •  – Did not enter / Did not qualify
  •    – Hosts
  • Q – Qualified for the forthcoming tournament
Nation  
1997
(8)
 
1999
(8)
 
2001
(10)
 
2003
(9)
 
2005
(8)
 
2007
(11)
 
2008
(11)
 
2010
(10)
 
2012
(11)
 
2014
(15)
 
2017
(11)
 
2018
(17)
 
2022
(8)
Total
  Australia 6th 7th 10th 6th 8th 7th 8th 9th 9th 8th 7th 8th 12
  Bahrain 9th 1
  Bangladesh 10th 1
  China 4th 3rd 5th 4th 6th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 6th 5th 13
  Chinese Taipei 1st 5th 3rd 8th 4th 6th 5th 6th 5th 4th 5th 4th 6th 13
  Hong Kong 11th 13th 11th 17th 4
  India 7th 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 7th 7th 7th 3rd 10
  Iran 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st '1st 1st 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 11
  Japan 3rd 2nd 6th 5th 5th 2nd 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 12
  Kazakhstan 9th 10th 10th 9th 12th × 5
  Kuwait 10th 8th 2
  Malaysia 8th 10th 2
  Maldives 11t 14th 2
  Myanmar 8th 1
  New Zealand 14th 1
  North Korea 4th 3rd 2
  Oman 13th 1
  Pakistan 11th 1
  Philippines 8th 8th 2
  Qatar 8th 7th 15th 16th 4
  Saudi Arabia 4th 9th 11th 3
  South Korea 2nd 1st 2nd 9th 2nd 4th 3rd 4th 6th 2nd 2nd 4th 12
  Sri Lanka 10th 7th 8th 6th 5th 9th 9th 7
  Thailand 5th 6th 5th 7th 9th 6th 7th 8th 6th 5th 7th 11
  Turkmenistan 11th 12th 15th 3
  United Arab Emirates 7th 1

Debut of teamsEdit

AwardsEdit

Former awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit