World ParaVolley and USA Volleyball sign the Contract for the
Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament
World ParaVolley and USA Volleyball are pleased to announce that the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament will be held in Edmond, Oklahoma in the period 16 to 21 March 2020. Matches will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Wellness Center.
The tournament winner earns the last of eight berths into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team will be hoping to utilise the home ground advantage to once again qualify for a Paralympic Games following their participation in the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 where they finished in 8th position.
The tournament is open to all World ParaVolley member men’s teams that have not already qualified for Tokyo 2020. The tournament field is expected to have a maximum of eight teams with entry deadline being 10 January 2020.
World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM said: “We are looking forward to USA Volleyball hosting this important event since the Organization has a history of delivering top quality events for the Sitting Volleyball athletes of the world, including back in 2010 when they hosted the largest Sitting Volleyball World Championships ever at that point.”
USA Volleyball Sitting National Teams Program Director Bill Hamiter said: “USA Volleyball is honoured to host the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament and be a part of the road to Tokyo for the Paralympic Games. It will be great to showcase a world-class event in the Edmond-Oklahoma City communities where our national team trains. We expect a competitive event with every team striving to gain the final berth into the Paralympic Games.”
For further information, contact:
Phil Allen, World ParaVolley General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communications, email@example.com