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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 to go from strength to strength.

Below is a snippet from her piece and with the USA men’s team recording their best ever result at a World Championships and the women finishing second for the third edition in a row, take a read of her full blog here.

“The U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team are the reigning Paralympic gold medalists, and they are amazing to watch. If you’ve never seen sitting volleyball, especially at this level, I encourage you to follow the World ParaVolley social media where there are live streams and clips of unbelievable rallies. I’ve been following sitting volleyball since I saw an exhibition played in the early 2000s and fell totally under the spell of fast-paced rallies and ball-handling skills of these athletes who may be missing limbs, but you’d never guess by watching them play. They are heading home with a silver medal as the World Championship runner-up, but more importantly, they are heading home having QUALIFIED for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.”

Courtesy of teamusa.org


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