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The Thai women’s volleyball team are champions of Asia after a one-sided and surprisingly easy straight-sets victory over Japan, the latest in a series of achievements that prove Thai women are second to none.
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Members of the Thai women's volleyball team celebrate winning the Asian championship over Japan, the second time they have been champions of the continent Photos by Thanarak Khoonton
What’s going on? A woman prime minister, a woman world badminton champion and now the Thai women’s national team are the champions of Asia. Time for a little respect guys.
Asian Women's volleyball champions 2013.
The Thai women’s volleyball team are champions of Asia after a one-sided and surprisingly easy straight sets victory over Japan in Nakorn Ratchasima. The experienced Thais led from start to finish, playing with composure and a variety of tactics that the powerful Japanese could not match
The first set was the closest, going to the Thai women 25-22. After that it was really no contest, with the hosts overpowering their opponents 25-18, 25-17.
Power on offense; determination on defence
The Thais were on top in every aspect of the game, mixing power with deception on offense and determination on defence giving the taller Japanese few easy shots. As the match went on their confidence grew. With their experience and skill and there was no chance they would crack under pressure
The winning team gives thanks to their fans, many of who waiting six hours or more for tickets.
The country has a lot to learn from the performance of the Thai women volleyballers. It was a mix hard work, extensive preparation a solid strategy strong fan support and, above all, teamwork. There is no single superstar on the team although the Thais do have some world-class athletes. Above all, it was a great example of flawless teamwork.
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aspect: one part of a situation, problem, subject, etc - ด้าน,มุม
composure: calmness and control - ความสงบของจิตใจ
confidence: being certain of your abilities or of having trust in people, plans, or the future - ความมั่นใจ
continent: one of the seven large land masses on the Earth's surface, surrounded, or mainly surrounded, by sea and usually consisting of various countries (adjective form is continental) - ทวีป
crack: to no longer be able to function normally because of pressure แตกร้าว - แตกร้าว
deception: the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true - การหลอกลวง
defence: the players who must prevent the other team from scoring; the position of these players on the sports field - ผู้ป้องกัน
determination: the quality that makes you continue trying to do something even when this is difficult - ความตั้งใจ, ความมุ่งมั่น, ความตั้งใจมั่น
extensively: in considerable detail; thoroughly - อย่างกว้างขวาง
flawless: without weaknesses and therefore perfect - ไม่มีข้อบกพร่อง, ไม่มีจุดบกพร่อง,
host: a country, city, group, person, etc. which provides the space and other things necessary for a special event - เจ้าภาพ
match: to equal something; to be the same as something else - เท่ากันกับ
offense: the members of a team whose main aim is to score points against the other team - ฝ่ายรุก
opponent: a person or team being competed against in a sports event - คู่ต่อสู้
overpower: to defeat someone in a fight or game - ครอบครอง, เอาชนะ (ด้วยพละกำลัง)
performance: the standard to which someone/something does something - การกระทำ, การแสดง, การทำให้บรรลุผลสำเร็จ
preparation: things that you do to get ready for something or make something ready - การตระเตรียม
pressure: a worried feeling that you get when you have to deal with a difficult or complicated situation - ความกดดัน
respect: a feeling of admiration that you have for someone because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and that you show by treating them in a polite and kind way - ความเคารพ, ความนับถือ
skill: the ability to do something well, usually as a result of experience and training - ฝีมือ, ทักษะ
solid: completely good, with no mistakes or bad parts - ซึ่งไว้ใจได้
straight sets: (in tennis, badminton or volleyball) to win a match without losing any sets -
strategy: a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time - ยุทธวิธี, แผนการ
tactics: particular methods or plans for achieving something - กลยุทธ วิธีการในการวางแผน
variety: many different types of things or people - ความหลากหลาย