Indian boys settle for silver at Asian U-23 C'ship
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar): India on Sunday settled for a silver medal after suffering a 1-3 loss against Chinese Taipei in the final of the men's Asian U-23 Volleyball Championships here.
India put up a brave fight after losing the first two sets to secure the third set. However, blocking and reception errors in a hard-fought fourth set allowed Chinese Taipei to seal a comfortable 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23 win in the end.
India was slow to get off the blocks and allowed the opposition to steer the first set in their direction, especially after the 10 point mark. The team did threaten to mount a comeback in the later part but the deficit proved too big to overturn eventually and Gulia's boys ended up conceding the set 25-21.