USA and Russia into Women’s World Championship final for first time

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 20 July, 2018 – The World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Women’s World Championship will have a new name on its trophy after USA and Russia qualified for the final after beating Italy and China in their respective semifinals at Luxor Theatre on Friday. Paralympic champions USA have lost the...

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Semifinalists confirmed at Sitting Volleyball World Championships

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19 July, 2018 – Debutants Italy continued their dream run by beating the hosts the Netherlands in Thursday’s women’s quarterfinals to confirm a semifinal clash with Paralympic champions USA on Friday. That was one of the outstanding story lines on an action packed quarterfinal day at the Sitting...

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World ParaVolley and International Paralympic Committee relationship stronger than ever

Eindhoven, Netherlands, 19 July, 2018 – World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons agreed to continue the strong relationship between the two organisations for the benefit of ParaVolley and Paralympic sport the world. Mr Couzner and Mr Parsons met on Thursday on the...

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Men’s favourites advance through to quarterfinals

Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18 July, 2018 – On the final day of preliminary competition, 2016 Paralympic champions Iran, along with the silver medallists, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Egypt, the bronze medallists from those Games, were joined by China, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and USA in qualifying for the 2018 Men’s World Championship...

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Italy surprise as women’s quarterfinalists confirmed

Arnhem, Netherlands, 17 July, 2018 – Paralympic champions USA, Russia, Italy and Brazil and the Ukraine joined defending champions China, hosts the Netherlands and Canada in the 2018 Sitting Volleyball Women’s World Championship quarterfinals after the completion of pool play in Arnhem on Tuesday. With the top two teams in...

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2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships – China and Bosnia & Herzegovina collect wins on day one

Arnhem, the Netherlands, 15 July, 2018 – Defending champions China (women) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (men) both started with straight set victories as the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships got underway in Arnhem (women) and Venlo (men) on Sunday. The top 16 teams for each gender are in the Netherlands...

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World ParaVolley takes key step towards gender equality

Arnhem, Netherlands, 13 July, 2018 – World ParaVolley’s journey into a thriving new era took a significant boost when its General Assembly approved the motion to add an elected female and male athlete representative to the World ParaVolley Board of Directors on Friday. Athletes at the heart With the goal...

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Tokyo 2020 tickets on the line as Sitting Volleyball World Championships set to go

Arnhem, Netherlands, 13 July, 2018 – The best 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams from around the world will face off, starting Sunday, for the honour to be 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Champion and for a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World...

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World ParaVolley Board of Directors reinforces importance of World ParaVolley Foundation

Arnhem, the Netherlands, 11 July, 2018 – The World ParaVolley Board of Directors completed its three-day meeting in the Papendal Hotel on Tuesday on the eve of the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships, which will take place across the Netherlands starting Sunday. Led by World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM,...

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