I.R. Iran men defeat Kazakhstan to take Gold at the 2017 PVAO Sitting Volleyball Championships!
I.R. Iran continued it’s winning ways in Zonal Championships, winning the final match at the competition, blanking Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-19). Once again, I.R. Iran has proven themselves as the team to beat in the Zone, and in impressive form, only dropping one set all competition.
Kazakhstan had an excellent competition, only dropping two matches all tournament – both to I.R. Iran.
The Bronze went to Iraq over China 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-18), getting redemption from their July 1st loss to China when it mattered most – for the medal.
Fifth and sixth places went to Japan and Sri Lanka respectively.
Four men’s teams from PVAO are qualified for the 2018 World ParaVolley Men’s Sitting Volleyball World Championships
Japan as the host of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games earn one spot for the 2018 Worlds, and I.R. Iran had already qualified due to their Gold medal victory at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Kazakhstan, by finishing in the Silver medal position, and Iraq by winning Bronze, both qualified for the 2018 Worlds as next runners up.
The 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships will be held in the July 2018 in the Netherlands.