China defeats Japan 30-25 in IHF Women’s Super Globe semifinals
Liu Jiaqi

In IHF Women’s Super Globe, China beat Japan’s Omron club 30-25 in the semifinals with Liu Xiaomei, Zhao Jiaqin, and Li Yao all displaying shining performance after coming on at half time.

In the first half the team used some young players who lacked experience as Japan took advantage to control the game and take the lead. Japan led 14-12 at half time. 

Japan international Yoshida Yukiko, showed off her skills to carry her side forward and scored 12 points in total.

In the second half, China brought on Liu, Zhao, and Li to strengthen the attack and the three veterans used their experience to help their team go on and win 30-25. 

The IHF Women’s Super Globe made its debut in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, with eighth clubs participating from August 1 to 4. 

Two teams from China took part – the Chinese National Club and Jiangsu Team, as the host sides. Kaysar Club from Kazakhstan, and Japanese squad Team Omron are the other two Asia representatives. Two American representatives are Concordia from Brazil, and New York City Team Handball. Africa was represented by Angolan team Agosto Luanda, while the University of Queensland – which won the Australian Open Club Championship earlier this year – represented Oceania.

The final game is slated for Sunday.