Sitting volleyballers reach finals

TEHRAN, Mar. 22 (MNA) – Men's national sitting volleyball team of Iran have routed Chinese rivals to reach finals of 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental.

Playing at the semi-finals of 2016 Intercontinental tournament underway in China, national Para volleyball players of Iran prevailed over the host country in three successive sets 25-20, 25-12 and 25-14 en route to the final encounter.

In the other semifinal match, the Brazilian team won against Egypt to set up a date with Iranian players in the final of the event which will convene on Wednesday afternoon in the local time.

Meanwhile, Egypt and China will compete over third and fourth rankings.

The 2016 Intercontinental and World ParaVolley is being held 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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