Sitting volleyballers bag 3 wins at 2016 Intercontinental

TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) – Men's national sitting volleyball team of Iran has obtained three successive victories at 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental.

National players of Iran overcame the US 25-10, 25-17, 30-28 on the third day of the 2016 Intercontinental and World ParaVolley.

The Iranian outfit had previously thrashed host China 25-16, 25-19 and 25-15 in three successive sets on Friday after they had subdued Egypt 25-18, 25-17 and 25-16 at their opening match on Thursday.

Iran, who holds Paralympic quotas together with China, Brazil, Germany, Egypt and America, will meet Brazilian rivals on Sunday March 20.

Meanwhile, Iran women’s national team present at the event has so far conceded three defeats against Ukraine (3-2), the US (3-0) and Brazil (3-0).

Women national team is scheduled to play agaisnt Canada and Rwanda as their fourth and fifths encounters.

The 2016 Intercontinental and World ParaVolley is underway in Hangzhou City, China from 17-23 March 2016.

The event will be the final opportunity for one men’s and one women’s team to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

It is also a chance for the already qualified teams to gain some last-minute match experience leading up to the Games.

 

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