Sunday, April 27, 2014

Iran wins Asia Men’s Sitting Volleyball Championships

Iran won the Asia Men’s Sitting Volleyball Championships on Saturday.

The Iranian team defeated Kazakhstan in straight sets (25-12, 25-23, 25-21) in Mashhad’s Shahid Beheshti Hall.

Mahmoud Goudarzi, minister of sport and youth affairs, sent congratulation messages to the sitting volleyball team.

Iran defeated Japan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia in the group stage and beat China in the semifinals to book a berth in the final game.

In the bronze medal match, China beat Iraq 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-18).

In women’s section, China beat Iran in straight sets 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-15) and won the title.

The Iranian men’s and women’s sitting volleyball teams advanced to the 2014 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships, which will be held in Elblag, Poland from June 15-21 June.


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