Sitting Volleyball Challenge in Japan hits the mark

Chiba City, Japan (Reuters) – Sitting volleyball could be one of the most thrilling and loudest of the Paralympic disciplines at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Games if events during the Sitting Volleyball Challenge tournament in Chiba on Friday are anything to go by. In front of a raucous crowd of...

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Mike Hulett, My Hero – By John Kessel

World ParaVolley Development Director and USA Volleyball’s director of sport development John Kessel wrote this wonderful tribute about former USA coach, World ParaVolley Board member and close friend Mike Hulett, who passed away last Thursday, aged 64. Mike Hulett was one of my heroes as he put the preciousness of...

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USA and China secure historic Beach ParaVolley gold medals

The United States’ Chris Seilkop/Dave Newkirk/Eric Duda delivered a brilliant three-set finish to win the men’s gold medal, while China’s Li Min/Xu Danshu/Chen Yalin confirmed their dominance against the United States with a straight-set home win for the women’s gold medal in the first-ever Beach ParaVolley World Series in Pingtan,...

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Pools confirmed for 2019 Euro Sitting Volley

Budapest, Hungary, 12 May 2019 – The Drawing of Lots for the 2019 Sitting Volleyball European Championships, which will run from 15 to 20 July in Budapest, took place on Sunday. Men’s European Championship: • Pool A: Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, Serbia, Lithuania. • Pool B: Russia, Poland, Bosnia &...

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USA and Poland 1 win tiebreakers to reach Pingtan Open final

The United States’ Chris Seilkop/Dave Newkirk/Eric Duda and Poland 1’s Adam Stepien/Artur Wasowicz/Rafal Wojtowicz secured spots in the 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open final after stunning victories on Saturday. The American trio rallied from a set down to beat Slovakians Rudolf Makovini/Martin Dubovsky/Juraj Kucej 2-1 (16-21, 21-5, 15-12)...

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Slovakians give strong support to Beach ParaVolley campaign for LA 2028

The Slovakian team headed by coach Helena Hankova expressed their strong support to World ParaVolley’s bid for the Beach ParaVolley discipline’s inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games sports programme. “We always keep in touch with activities of the World ParaVolley and other countries, but our main goal now...

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Germany and Poland 1 sweep through pool play in Pingtan

Germany’s Torben Schiewe/Heiko Wiesenthal/Elmar Sommer and Poland 1’s Adam Stepien/Artur Wasowicz/Rafal Wojtowicz topped their respective groups with a sweep of all their matches in the pool play round of 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open. The Germans completed the sweep in Pool A with two victories on Friday against...

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Bradley Barclay shares comeback story

In 2018, beach volleyball aficionado Bradley Barclay suffered an accident from work that led him to be confined in a wheelchair for months. Fourteen months later, Barclay is back on the sand court and competing in his first big tournament – the 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open. Barclay...

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India 1 and Slovakia lead men’s pool play at Pingtan

India 1’s Datar Deewarata/Abhishek Aluwala/Sahir Ali Mallick and Slovakia’s Rudolf Makovini/Martin Dubovsky/Juraj Kucej led the first day of the men’s pool play round of the Beach ParaVolley World Series in Pingtan on Thursday. India 1 and Slovakia collected two wins each by way of default and straight-set victory in their...

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