Tokyo 2020 Paralympics qualification update

October, 2019 – All 2019 Sitting Volleyball Zonal Championships have now been completed, and the following teams have now qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Sitting Volleyball Competition. Men Japan – Host IR Iran – 1st place, 2018 World Championships Bosnia & Herzegovina – 2nd place, 2018 World Championships...

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Nadia and the Paralympic Movement

My name is Nadia Harushimina. I worked as a social assistant in one NGO called Mulindi Japan One Love Project. The NGO used to supply equipment for people with disabilities. My job was to assess people with disabilities who were coming for help. I had to assess them and see...

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Sitting Volleyball confirmed for Paris 2024

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sports programme will remain the same as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with 22 sports included. The IPC Governing Board’s decision was taken at a meeting in London on Friday. The 22 sports that will be included are:...

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Japan target Sitting Volleyball success at Tokyo 2020 – Saito

Following a 10th place finish at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands last month, the Japanese women’s team have identified key areas of improvement to focus on ahead of their home Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. Story courtesy of Paralympic.org Japan failed to reach the World Championship...

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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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