IR Iran are Golden in Rio!

MATCH REPORT – Final Day – Sunday, September 18th IR Iran is back on top of the world as they win GOLD in the Men’s Sitting Volleyball Competition in Rio! Gold medal match – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iran (Men) It was the final match for the men’s tournament and...

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GOLD for USA Women over China at Rio 2016!

MATCH REPORT – Day 9 – Saturday, September 17th USA Golden in match against China! China has won every single gold medal match since women first started playing Sitting Volleyball in the Paralympics in 2004. The USA looked to change that and make history in this Rio 2016 gold medal...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. I R Iran for Gold – Again!

MATCH REPORT – Day 8 – Friday, September 16th It’s a Bosnia and Herzegovina vs I R Iran final in men’s sitting volleyball! For the 5th time in as many Paralympics, Bosnia and Herzegovina will face I R Iran for gold here at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.  Iran has...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 6

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAMING ON SEPTEMBER 15-16-17-18!! MATCH REPORT – Day 6 – Wednesday, September 14th USA vs Rwanda (Women) – Pool B USA currently sits in second place in pool B, and was looking for a solid win against Rwanda to bump up their points ratio.  Certainly Rwanda...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 5

MATCH REPORT – Day 5 – Tuesday, September 13th Netherlands vs Brazil (Women) – POOL A BRA are currently top of pool A and wanted to keep it that way in this match against NED. BRA attacked with purpose and led 8-2 within a few minutes. Nathalie de Silva was...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 4

MATCH REPORT – Day 4 – Monday, September 12th Rwanda vs Iran (Women) – POOL B RWA and IRI both make their Paralympic debut in this competition and face off in their second pool B match. IRI started off with a bang and were winning 8-3, before RWA started engaging....

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 3

MATCH REPORT – Day 3 Brazil vs Egypt (Men) – POOL A Brazil and Egypt both hope to medal in this competition and Brazil needed a win in this match to help set them up or even qualify for the semi-finals. Captain Hesham Elshwikh opened the scoring for EGY with...

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Obituary: Victor Dyakov, founder of sitting volleyball in Russia – 1938-2016

The World ParaVolley family would like to express our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Victor Dyakov, founder of sitting volleyball in Russia. We received the below message from the Russian Paralympic Committee yesterday: “Dear Colleagues, September 10, 2016 after a long illness Victor Dyakov, founder of...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics – Match Report – Day 2

MATCH REPORT – Day 2 China vs Rwanda (Women) – POOL B China, number 1 ranked in the world, took on Rwanda in their debut at the Paralympics. CHN completely controlled the match in what will probably be the most dominant game of the tournament. They capitalised on RWA lack...

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