Brik’s brilliant performance propels Slovenia to sensational victory in women’s Final Paralympics Qualifier

Valentyna Brik’s dazzling display of offence guided Slovenia to an epic 3-2 (25-13, 11-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13) victory over Iran in the women’s final of the 2024 WPV Sitting Volleyball Paralympics Qualifier Final, Presented by Delin Company, at Dali International Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday. The European powerhouse clinched the...

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Nenad Ilibasic: A lifetime of love for the sport

Croatia’s Nenad Ilibasic, a father to four chidren and grandfather to four grandchildren, embodies the essence of commitment and boundless love for the game. The sitting volleyball captain has shed light on the challenges and triumphs of sitting volleyball in his homeland, Croatia, a country that has a population of...

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Antonina Zhuk: Embracing the change, trusting the process

Antonina Zhuk’s transition from able-bodied volleyball to sitting volleyball within a mere six months is an indication of great adaptability and determination. Despite the relatively short period, Zhuk has made significant strides in embracing the nuances of the discipline and becoming one of the most important players in the Ukrainian...

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Bytchenko yearns to inspire next generation of Para athletes

The true measure of an athlete’s character often transcends the bounds of physical strength. It’s a narrative woven not just with victories, but with the determined spirit that propels one forward through adversity. Ukraine men’s sitting volleyball stalwart Denys Bytchenko epitomizes this ethos of resilience and determination. “I’ve been playing...

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Kubo: Road to Paris is no easy feat

Japan coach Yohishiro Kubo believes that the journey to the Paralympic Games is no easy feat. It is a path riddled with challenges and obstacles that demand dedication and resilience from athletes and coaches alike. Amidst these trials, the young coach finds value in every competition, including the 2024 WPV...

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