In the 2012 Asian Women's Cup Volleyball Championship, Vietnam had been placed on Group B with China, Japan, Iran. Vietnam finished second in the Group. In the quarter-finals, Vietnam faced Korean who has taken fourth place at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Hoa scored 31 points in this thrilling game in which Korea were beaten by 3-2. It was their first win over Korea as far as AVC games are concerned. The Vietnamese were outplayed by Thailand in the semi-finals. On 16 September 2012, Vietnam were beaten by the host Kazakhstan 0-3 in the bronze medal match. In the overall-rankings, Vietnam took fourth place.
This success encourages the players to take part in the next tournaments, and get the higher success.