Road to Paris 2024: Sitting volleyball qualification process

Fourteen spots have already been filled in the 16-team (8 teams per gender) Paris 2024 Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament. Here’s what you need to know about the Paralympic Qualification process for Paris 2024. Which teams have already qualified? HOSTS As the host country, the men’s and women’s teams of...

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Stories from Sarajevo 2022

After seeing the best snapshots of the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships, it’s time to rewind and read the stories of Sarajevo 2022… Look through the stories that shaped the World Championships in Sarajevo. Sarajevo 2022 was packed with eight days of excitement, we chronicled and live blogged...

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Sarajevo 2022 in pictures

Take a look at the images that captured the spirit of the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships… Here we look at some of the best snapshots of WPV Official Photographer Sinisa Kanizaj. Tears for Ukraine at Sarajevo 2022 – “While we are here in safety, our families are...

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Mehrzad: We should be the heroes of our lives

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani serves at the gold medal match of Sarajevo 2022 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – Being the second tallest man in the world, everyone’s attention pans to Iran’s Morteza Mehrzadselakjani everywhere he goes, but the 35-year-old sitting volleyball athlete remains shy and humble. “I am not...

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Gizele gets golden moment she waited for

Eyes on the ball for Gizele as she sets to her teammates in Sarajevo 2022’s gold medal match between Brazil and Canada Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11, November 2022 – Gizele Maria da Costa Dias finally got her golden moment at the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships on...

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Brazil coach in medal rush in Sarajevo

Not one but two medals land in Fernando Lages Guimarães magic hands with the men’s bronze and the women’s gold Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – The Brazilian women’s team winning gold medal in the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships is a record in itself, but...

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Brazil deserved this medal, says Renato

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – “The Brazilian men’s team deserved this medal,” Renato Leite de Oliveira said after they beat Egypt 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24) in the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship on Friday. Brazil won their second straight bronze medal in the tournament,...

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Nicky Nieves onward and upward for the Paralympic ticket

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – The United States claimed their fourth medal in the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships on Friday at Hills Arena. Nicky Nieves shared her thoughts about the match, following Team USA’s 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-10) triumph over Slovenia in the bronze medal...

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Meet the Schifflers

World ParaVolley had a heart-to-heart talk with Germany couple Alexander and Michelle Schiffler Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 November 2022 – Germany sitting volleyball’s power couple Alexander and Michelle Schiffler – from players representing different countries to the duos who fell for each other when they met on the court...

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