The 2018 IKF Asia Oceania Korfball champion is Chinese Taipei, after winning China in the IKF AOKC 2018 final 13-22.
Chinese Taipei started the match with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.
In the contest for the bronze medal, Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament, ending 18-17 in favour of the Australians. In the game for 5th place, Japan beated New Zealand 10-13.
After this IKF Asia Oceania Championship 2018, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, are: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.
IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:
1st: Chinese Taipei
4th: Hong Kong China
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
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