Asian Para Games – Sitting Volleyball – Iran and China’s treble triumph

Iran and China continued their dominance of men’s and women’s Sitting Volleyball, winning the Asian Para Games title for the third consecutive time at Indonesia 2018. Both finals on Thursday ended in a 3-0 victory; Iran beat China in the men’s event while China defeated Iran in the women’s final....

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Erik Kaskabayev – Kazakhstan setter grateful for second chance through Sitting Volleyball

Thirty-two-year-old Kazakhstan setter Erik Kaskabayev started playing Sitting Volleyball in 2002 when he was 16. The coach of the local club of Kyzylordq City invited him to play, marking the debut of his international sport career three years later. Erik is very grateful for Sitting Volleyball as it offered him...

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Asian Para Games – Sitting Volleyball – Both finals to feature China v Iran

In a repeat of four years ago, China will play Iran in both the women’s and men’s finals in the Sitting Volleyball competition at the 2018 Asian Para Games after all four teams comfortably won their semifinals at the GBK – Tennis Indoor Arena in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday. China...

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Asian Para Games – Sitting Volleyball semifinals – Men’s lineup and Women’s teams confirmed

Just like four years ago, Paralympic and world champions Iran will play Iraq while world No. 10 Kazakhstan will take on China in the 2018 Asian Para Games Sitting Volleyball men’s semifinals, which will take place on Wednesday at the GBK – Tennis Indoor Arena in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tuesday saw...

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Anissa Tindy Lestary – Indonesia women’s captain living the dream

Twenty-eight-year-old Anissa Tindy Lestary has everything to thank for Sitting Volleyball. The Indonesia women’s captain, who is leading her country at its first ever Asian Para Games competition, had her legs and hips crushed in a motorcycle accident when she was 22 but says Sitting Volleyball turned her life around....

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Asian Para Games – Sitting Volleyball – Favourites through to Semifinals

The first semifinalists of the Sitting Volleyball competition at the 2018 Asian Para Games have been confirmed following Monday’s second and penultimate day of pool play. Just like four years ago, Iran have been joined in the men’s semifinals by China and Kazakhstan. With one more day of preliminaries to...

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Asian Para Games: Sitting Volleyball – China women and Iran men make superb start

Pre-tournament Sitting Volleyball favourites China (women) and Iran (men) got their 2018 Asian Para Games campaigns off to excellent starts with convincing victories in their first matches at the GBK Tennis Indoor centre in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday. The Chinese women, who are bronze medallists from the 2018 World ParaVolley...

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Asian Para Games: Spotlight on Sitting Volleyball

The Gelora Bung Karno Tennis Indoor Stadium is set for a five-star showdown when the Sitting Volleyball competitions at the 2018 Asian Para Games get underway in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday. As many as nine nations, fielding 162 athletes, will take part in the competition that will run over five days,...

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