11 July 2024

The Thai women’s volleyball team overcame Turkey, ranked 6th in the world, in a five-set thriller on Saturday in Pool B at the Women’s World Volleyball Championship at the Gelre Dome in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Outside hitter Chatchu-On Moksri scored 33 points for the Thai team during the clash with Turkey, who were the favourites to win the match.

The Turkish team won the first set comfortably 25:17, but the Thai team fought back in the second, with a 31:29 win, thanks to an off-the-block swing from Chatchu-On.

Turkey bounced back to win the third set 25:22, but the Thai squad took the fourth 25:19 and went on to seal the match in the fifth set 15:13.

About 60 Thais, who live or work in the Netherlands, Germany and France, were in the crowd to cheer for the Thai national team.

One of the Thai team’s fans said that she had booked the ticket for the match about a month ago and they had all arranged, via social media, to meet in Arnhem for Saturday’s game.