Women para volleyballers finish 5th at 2016 Intercontinental

TEHRAN, Mar. 22 (MNA) – Iranian women sitting volleyball players trounced Canada to finish as the 5th ranked in the 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental.

Men's national sitting volleyball team of Iran obtained a second win over the Canadian team 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-21 and 25-11) earning fifth place standings overall at the tournament.

Previously in the group stage of the event, the Iranian outfit had competed against Paralympian teams like Ukraine, America, Brazil, Canada, Rwanda as well as Chine while they had only managed to overcome Canadian and Rwandan rivals.

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner has honored Iranian women’s presence in the tournament as well as the progress they have made in recent years particularly in the years leading to the Paralympic Games.

Barry further expressed satisfaction towards the development of the sports field for Iranian women.

The 2016 Intercontinental and World ParaVolley is taking place in Hangzhou City, China from 17-23 March 2016 with 15 teams in the Men’s section as well as 13 teams in the Women’s section.

 

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