Iran women's volleyball reaches final in Islamic games

TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (MNA) – The national Iranian women's volleyball team has advanced to the final of Islamic games underway in Turkey for the first time in 56 years.

Iran women's national volleyball team defeated the Republic of Azerbaijan in the semi-final match of the Islamic Solidarity Games to reach the final Islamic Solidarity Games underway in Konya, Turkey.

This is the first time in 56 years since the 1966 Asian games in Thailand Bangkok that the Iranian women's team snatches a medal.

Iran women's national volleyball team defeated the Republic of Azerbaijan 3-1(25-18; 18-25; 25-16; 25-22) in the semi-finals on Sunday and became the first finalist in the volleyball contest. 

This is the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 that Iranian women's volleyball wins a medal.

By advancing to the final in Turkey's games, Iranian women will definitely win at least a silver medal.

It was also reported on Sunday that the Iranian men's volleyball team also won over the Azerbaijani national team to advance to the final like the women's team. The Iranian players who defeated Azerbaijan in three straight sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-11) in the semifinals will play with the winner of Turkey and Cameroon in the final match on Monday.

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