Iran Comes 7th in Asian Women's Handball Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran finished in seventh place in the 2017 Asian Women's Handball Championship on Tuesday.

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The Iranian team defeated Hong Kong 31-18 at the Suwon Gymnasium.

Iran started the campaign with a defeat against China (33-8) and lost to South Korea (44-22), Vietnam (33-31) and Uzbekistan (29-28) respectively.

The Asian Championship doubles as the qualifying tournament for the 2017 World Women's Handball Championship.

South Korea will face Japan in the final match on Wednesday while Kazakhstan meet China in the third-place match.

Top three finishers will advance to the 24-team world competition in Germany in December.

South Korea has been the dominant force at the Asian Championship, winning 12 times in the last 15 editions.

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