Iran appoint Farid Saebi as new sitting volleyball head coach

Seven-time Paralympic gold medallists Iran have named Farid Saebi as their new head coach following the departure of long-time coach Hadi Rezaei, the team announced on Wednesday. Rezaei announced his retirement from the national team after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where he steered Iran in claiming its ninth medal....

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2021 Sitting Volleyball World Cup postponed

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM announced on Friday that the Board had voted to postpone the 2021 Sitting Volleyball World Cup mainly due to COVID concerns that could have impacted the health and safety of the athletes and also because of limited entries. The appointed host, ParaVolley Egypt, has...

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Giba still proud of Brazil’s fourth-place finish

Handling defeat is never easy, but facing it twice in a row, especially at the Paralympic stage, is tough and heartbreaking for any athlete. Outside hitter Gilberto Lourenco da Silva or Giba had seen Brazil’s rise in men’s sitting volleyball since he was a member of the Brazilian team that...

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Iran to host PVAO Men’s Championship

TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – Iran will host Paravolley Asia Oceana Sitting Volleyball Championship in late October-December. The holding of competitions in Iran is approved by the Asian authorities, and in the coming days, the affiliated MoU will be signed by both parties. Five Asian teams from Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan,...

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Iran sitting volleyball coach Rezaei announces retirement

TEHRAN (Tehran Times) – Iran sitting volleyball coach Hadi Rezaei announced his retirement after more than two decades. He inspired the Iranian team to their seventh gold medal in the Paralympic Games last week. Iran won the gold after five wins over Germany, Brazil, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Russia....

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Brkic’s bronze: His first career crown

At age 30, Jasmin Brkic is the youngest player in the highly experienced Bosnia and Herzegovina side that won bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded a 3-1 victory against Brazil in the men’s bronze medal match at Makuhari Messe Hall. In his first Paralympic Games,...

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Edwarda lets the inner child out to win another bronze

Photo: OIS/Simon Bruty Brazil won the bronze medal in women’s sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, following their win over Canada 3-1 at Makuhari Messe Hall. Edwarda de Oliveira Dias or Duda quickly became one of the key players in the arsenal of the Brazilian squad. It was...

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Tang Xuemei finds purpose on the sitting volleyball court

Tang Xuemei was a promising athlete who played for her school’s basketball and table tennis teams. She was in a school dormitory when a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008. The earthquake that lasted seconds-long left thousands of fatalities and injured...

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