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Brazil and USA Golden! 2017 ParaVolley Pan America Sitting Volleyball Championships

WELCOME !!!

…to the 2017 ParaVolley Pan America Sitting Volleyball Championships!

After months of preparation and days of travel, teams faced off from October 26-29 2017 in Montreal Canada to decide who will be the Zone Champion and who will qualify for the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships!

Brazil men and USA women are GOLDEN!

The Brazilian men prevailed over the USA in what turned out to be one of the most feisty and exciting matches of the competition, winning the Gold medal 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-16) in a repeat of the result form the 2015 Parapan Am Games.  USA fought valiantly towards the end of the second set, and Brazil was certainly on their heels but eventually won the set by the smallest of margins.  Set three saw BRA leading 20-18, but the USA went on a run of points to take the lead at 22-21, and eventually winning the set 25-22.  Set 4 saw BRA step up their game, and win in convincing fashion to take the Gold.  Both finalists qualified for the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships.

In the women’s final, USA continued their winning ways, defeating Brazil 3-0 (25-16-25-10, 25-16), repeating as Zonal Champions.  The USA did not lose a set all competition – they are a very strong team with good depth on their roster, and simply proved to be too much for all other teams to handle here in Montreal.

Canada won the Bronze medal in both the men’s and women’s competitions.  The Canadian women’s team qualified for the 2018 World Championships due to the fact that the USA had already gained a berth due to their Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Gold medal performance.

Men Women
MVP Gilberto Lourenca da Silva – BRA Monique Burkland – USA
Best Attacker Gilberto Lourenca da Silva – BRA Nathalia Filomena de Lima Silva – BRA
Best Setter Renato de Oliveira Leite – BRA Alexis Shifflett – USA
Best Server Austin Hinchey – CAN Monique Burkland – USA
Best Receiver Frederico Doria da Souza – BRA Kari Miller – USA
Best Blocker James Stuck – USA Janaina Petit Cunha – BRA
Best Libero Rodrigo Alves de Mello – BRA Kari Miller – USA

Watch online:

October 26th and 27th:

October 28th and 29th:

CBC Montreal interview with Phil Allen, General Manager of World ParaVolley on 27 October, 2017. (5mb MP3)


View competition photos and other info…

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This page contains all you need to know about the 2017 Men’s and Women’s ParaVolley Pan America Sitting Volleyball Championships. Here you will find:

  • Competition schedule
  • Match reports
  • Links to daily reports

COMPETITION SCHEDULE – RESULTS – REPORTS

Teams and Groups

Men: Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, USA

Women: Brazil, Canada, USA

Day/Date Time Match Result
Thu 26 Oct 9h00 M – BRA v CRC 3-0(25-5, 25-14, 25-8)
Thu 26 Oct 10h30 M – CAN v USA 2-3 (13-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 5-15)
Thu 26 Oct 12h00 W – CAN v BRA 2-3 (21-25, 25-23, 14-25, 27-25, 11-15)
Thu 26 Oct 16h30 M – BRA v USA 3-1 (25-27, 25-15, 26-24, 25-11)
Thu 26 Oct 18h00 W – USA v BRA 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-16)
Fri 27 Oct 9h00 M – CAN v CRC 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-10)
Fri 27 Oct 10h30 W – CAN v USA 0-3 (13-25, 22-25, 9-25)
Fri 27 Oct 15h00 M – USA v CRC 3-0 (25-7, 25-14, 25-19)
Fri 27 Oct 16h30 M – CAN v BRA 0-3 (14-25, 18-25, 10-25)
Fri 27 Oct 18h00 W – CAN v BRA 0-3 (19-25, 21-25, 11-25)
Sat 28 Oct 10h30 W – USA v BRA 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-20)
Sat 28 Oct 12h00 M – USA v CAN 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-14)
Sat 28 Oct 14h30 M – BRA v CRC 3-0 (25-3, 25-12, 25-6)
Sat 28 Oct 16h00 W – CAN v USA 0-3 (11-25, 15-25, 10-25)
Sun 29 Oct 10h00 M – CAN v CRC 3-0 (25-4, 25-16, 25-12)
Sun 29 Oct 11h45 M – BRA v USA 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-16)
Sun 29 Oct 13h30 W – USA v BRA 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-16)

OTHER LINKS

Paralympic Sport A-Z: Sitting Volleyball – VIDEO

Sitting Volleyball Rules – World ParaVolley

Sitting Volleyball Page – International Paralympic Committee

VolleySLIDE – World ParaVolley’s sitting volleyball development page:

Anti-Doping – World ParaVolley

Classification – World ParaVolley