IPC introduces PLY post-nominal titles to recognise Paralympians

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced its PLY post-nominal initiative to recognise the Paralympians’ contribution to the Movement through their hard work, commitment to and promotion of the Paralympic values. Post-nominal letters, such as PhD or MD, are placed after a person’s name to indicate that they hold a...

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First WPV Beach Development Centre approved

On 27 October 2021 the World ParaVolley Board unanimously approved the first official Beach Development Centre that is located in Florida, USA – the Hickory Point Beach Sand Volleyball Complex. This is an exciting development for the progress of beach paravolley which is planning to be included in the LA...

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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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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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Mehrzad named to Tokyo 2020 Dream Team as MVP, Best Spiker

Photo: Kyodo News Morteza Mehrzadselakjani was named the Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, capping off a successful campaign that saw Iran win back-to-back gold medals.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by World ParaVolley (@worldparavolley) The two-time Paralympian led...

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MVP Holloway leads Tokyo 2020 women’s dream team

Photo: Kyodo News United States captain Kathryn Holloway was hailed the Most Valuable Player of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after steering her team to a back-to-back gold medal finish.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by World ParaVolley (@worldparavolley) In her fourth Paralympics, the 35-year-old...

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