The national Iranian men's sitting volleyball team has notched a resounding win in its opening match at the 2017 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships in China, and triumphed over the Japanese squad.
The Iranian squad blanked the East Asian team 3-0 (25-7, 25-16 and 25-11) in its first game of tournament in the southern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday.
Later in the day, Iran women's national sitting volleyball team sank Kazakhstan 3-0 in straight sets (25-17, 25-7 and 25-8) in their second preliminary round match.
Iran men's national sitting volleyball team is scheduled to face China on Wednesday. Iranian physically-challenged sportswomen will take on their Mongolian counterparts as well.
The 2017 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships opened in Hangzhou, China, on June 27, and will wrap up on July 3.
The tournament has brought together national men’s sitting volleyball teams from China, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka.
National men’s sitting volleyball teams from China, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are in action as well.