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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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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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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World ParaVolley announces call for applications to the position of Technical Delegate for Tokyo 2020

The World ParaVolley Board recently decided to openly advertise the important position of Technical Delegate for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This is a volunteer position that requires a firm commitment of time and energy to represent the interests of World ParaVolley athletes in delivering a quality Sitting Volleyball experience...

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Sitting Volleyball Moments – #19 in IPC Top 50 of 2016!

Once again, Sitting Volleyball has featured in the International Paralympic Committee’s Top 50 list – this time in 2016 with three ‘Moments’ together in one tidy package! USA Women take Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Gold over perennial champions China It was no short journey for the USA Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team...

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R.I.P. Dan Apol – 1972-2016

On behalf of World ParaVolley and with the recent and sudden passing of Daniel Lee Apol, I wish to offer sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I had many an interesting conversation with Dan, be it in a Sitting Volleyball venue or at an airport lounge after an...

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IR Iran are Golden in Rio!

MATCH REPORT – Final Day – Sunday, September 18th IR Iran is back on top of the world as they win GOLD in the Men’s Sitting Volleyball Competition in Rio! Gold medal match – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Iran (Men) It was the final match for the men’s tournament and...

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GOLD for USA Women over China at Rio 2016!

MATCH REPORT – Day 9 – Saturday, September 17th USA Golden in match against China! China has won every single gold medal match since women first started playing Sitting Volleyball in the Paralympics in 2004. The USA looked to change that and make history in this Rio 2016 gold medal...

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