I went to the venue with an exiting short cotytrip by scooter with my friends from the organisation.
Hong Kong and Australia made an interesting match for bronze. With a strong start Australia took the lead, but failed to score whilst refusing to move and to play the ball. Hong Kong stayed calm and took their shots. Australia lost the game, leaving a fresh and agile moving Asian squad for bronze.
The final between China and Chinese Taipei started with a lot of pressure and scores in the first attacks.
Also here the team with the best start finally did not cope with the momentum of the game, failed to get rid of the pressure and stopped scoring. The yellow squad from the organising country won this final match of the tournament fully deserved.
Af the official closing ceremony of the Asian and Oceania U23 Championships8 players were selected in the All-Star team. Two players were announced as MVP, and of course the medals and the cup was being given to the best thre teams of the tournament.
Time to say goodbye, nowadays selfie time. It was about 5.30 pm that we arrived back at the hotel. A taxi was already waiting for me to bring me to the airport. There I will meet with the staff and the Philippine team, they fly back to Manila an our after I start my trip to Amsterdam.
One time more to say thank you organisation, city of Hsinchu, Korfball Association of Chinese Taipei, the IKF, KNKV and all the volunteers who participated to make this tournament an event not easy to forget.