Mehrzadselakjani targets more success at Tokyo 2020 after Worlds win

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani has not stopped winning since joining the Iranian men’s Sitting Volleyball team in 2016. The 30-year-old was fundamental in his country’s success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Super 6 and, most recently, the 2018 World Championships in the Netherlands last month. Story courtesy of Paralympic.org Despite extending...

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Mehrzadselakjani named International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month for July

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani’s star continues to shine bright after being named the International Paralympic Committee Allianz Athlete of the Month for July after his spectacular performance in Iran’s gold medal victory at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Men’s World Championship in the Netherlands last month. At 2.46m tall, Mehrzadselakjani was...

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Don’t miss the Sitting Volleyball World Championships video highlights on YouTube

Make sure you check out all the match highlights from the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships. Not only were these highlight packages made available on the World ParaVolley Facebook page immediately after each game but now, for the first time in the organisation’s history, you can access all...

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World Championships has taken Sitting Volleyball to the next level – IPC President

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons has praised the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships for taking the sport ‘to the next level’. World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM met Parsons on the sidelines as the quarterfinals of the event were played in the Netherlands last week. “I...

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2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships Top Five Moments

The International Paralympic Committee provides their thoughts on what were the top moments from the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships, which finished in the Netherlands on Sunday. Read the story on the IPC website or below. The Sitting Volleyball World Championships left many unforgettable moments and some surprising...

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Sitting Volleyball World Championships Highlight Diversity & Inclusion – Okimura

Los Angeles, USA, 23 July, 2018 – Great insight into the incredibly successful 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships, which finished on Sunday in the Netherlands, from chair of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors Lori Okimura, especially from an American perspective where the sport of Sitting Volleyball continues...

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Iran men claim seventh world title

The Hague, the Netherlands, July 22, 2018 – Paralympic champions Iran added the Men’s World Championship crown to their name following a convincing 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-20) win over defending champions Bosnia & Herzegovina in the World ParaVolley 2018 Sitting Volleyball Men’s World Championship on Sunday in The Hague. It...

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Russia women claim first World Championship title

Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 21, 2018 – World No.7 Russia became world champions for the first time after recording a very impressive 3-1 (18-25, 27-25, 26-24, 26-24) win over 2016 Paralympic champions USA in the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Women’s World Championship final at Luxour Theatre on Saturday. In a final,...

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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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