Barry Couzner: Momentum builds behind Beach ParaVolley’s Paralympic bid

Things have started on the beach! With the Northern Hemisphere summer drawing to a close, World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner reflects on a hot summer of Beach ParaVolley activity. Following the decision by the World ParaVolley General Assembly last month to have Beach ParaVolley in the LA2028 Paralympic Games as...

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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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New Chairs of Commissions Confirmed

After a general call for applications, the Board of World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that the Chairs of the Commissions for the next four years have been approved and appointed. They are: Classification Commission – Dr Jurate Kesiene Anti-Doping Commission – Dr Jun Ming Zhang (Jamie) Medical Research Commission...

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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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Italy women big movers as latest Sitting Volleyball world rankings announced

World Championship debutants Italy were the big movers as the latest World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Rankings were published on Wednesday, marking one month since the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships took place in the Netherlands. The Italy women’s team finished fourth in Rotterdam to move from 16th in...

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Mehrzadselakjani named International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month for July

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani’s star continues to shine bright after being named the International Paralympic Committee Allianz Athlete of the Month for July after his spectacular performance in Iran’s gold medal victory at the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Men’s World Championship in the Netherlands last month. At 2.46m tall, Mehrzadselakjani was...

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Event Programme for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Finalised

The full event programme of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was confirmed on Monday including the Sitting Volleyball competitions for women and men. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature up to 4,400 athletes contesting 540 medal events across 22 sports. Full story here: https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/notice/20180806-02.html

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