BIGDELI SADEGH (IRI) – PVAO – International Player – 5 Paralympic medals and 4 World Championship medals, gold medallist at numerous other international and zonal events



Sadegh Bigdeli was eager to play sitting volleyball and started at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. Mr Rezai, Mr Saebi and Mr Kashfia are his biggest influences in his career and his development in sport.

Event involvement as a player:

Paralympic Games

Athens 2004, Silver Medal
Beijing 2008, Gold Medal
London 2012, Silver Medal
Rio 2016, Gold Medal
Tokyo 2020, Gold Medal

World Championships

The Netherlands 2006, Silver Medal
Oklahoma 2010, Gold Medal
Elblag 2014, Bronze Medal
The Hague 2018, Gold Medal

Asian Championships

Fespic Games Kuala Lumpur 2006, Gold Medal
Guangzhou 2010 Para Asian Games, Gold Medal
Incheon 2014 Para Asian Games, Gold Medal
Jakarta 2018 Para Asian Games, Gold Medal
Thailand 2019 Asia Oceania, Gold Medal

Other Tournaments

Iran 2018 Paravolley Super 6 – Gold Medal
China 2010 Intercontinental Championships – Gold Medal
Egypt 2010 World Club championships – Gold Medal
China 2010 Asian Club championships – Gold Medal
Egypt 2007 Intercontinental championships – Gold Medal
Brazil 2005 Youth World Championships, Gold Medal

Awards received:

Best Player – Brazil 2005 Youth World Championships
Best receiver – Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
National awards and recognition from Ministry of Sport