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Iran ranks 3rd in 2017 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships

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The national Iranian women's sitting volleyball team

The national Iranian women's sitting volleyball team has put a satisfactory end to its campaign at the 2017 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships in China, and ranked third at the end of the regional event.

On Saturday and the final day of women’s fixtures in the southern Chinese city of Hangzhou, the Iranian team defeated the Kazakh squad 3-0 in the third-place play-off.

Separately, Iranian physically-challenged men took on their Kazakh counterparts in a preliminary round meet, and trounced the Central Asian contingent 3-0 (25-13, 25-15 and 25-14) to post their fourth straight win in the tournament.

Iran men's national sitting volleyball team is scheduled to play Iraq in its last group stage match at 10:30 a.m. local time (0230 GMT) on Sunday.

The national Iranian men's sitting volleyball team

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 were in action as well.


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