The Iran men’s national sitting volleyball team has trounced Russia in straight sets at the World Para Volley Men's World Super 6 Sitting Volleyball Competition.
On Thursday evening, the Iranians sealed their first win of the tournament by seeing off the European squad 3-0 (25-22, 25-20 and 25-17) in a match played at Sadra Sport Complex in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz.
The Iranians started the match with vim and vigor, and dug and spiked effectively throughout the first set. They went ahead and won it 25-22.
The Iranian team kept its dominant performance in the second set of the game with some good attacks, and took it 25-20.
Iranians stood firm against their rivals in the last set and powered through to claim it by 25 points to 17.
The Iran men’s national sitting volleyball team is scheduled to face Bosnia and Herzegovina in its second fixture of the tournament at 6 p.m. (1330 GMT) on Friday.
The World Para Volley Men's World Super 6 Sitting Volleyball Competition kicked off on April 19, and will run through April 24.
The event has attracted national teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia, Ukraine and the United States.
President of East Azarbaijan Sport and Youth Affairs Department, Ayoub Behtaj, told reporters earlier this month that a total of 22,000 US dollars will be distributed among the top three teams, while the best players will also be awarded thousands of dollars in cash prizes.