Iran sitting volleyball finds way to Paralympics semis

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) – Iran sitting volleyball team defeated China in straight sets (25-21, 25-22, 25-14) and qualified for the semifinal round of the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Iran will play the Group A runners-up on Thursday.

Iran has already defeated Germany and Brazil in the Games.

Iran has made the final at every game since debuting sitting volleyball and has won six gold medals - making them clear favorites.

Hosts Japan are debuting in the men's tournament, and are in Group A with Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Russia Paralympic Committee (RPC), and Rio 2016 bronze medalists Egypt.

Group B is led by Iran but also features Brazil, China, and the last qualifiers, Germany, the Tehran Times reported.

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