News ID: 195877
Published: 0139 GMT July 02, 2017

Iran crowned Asian sitting volleyball champion

Iran crowned Asian sitting volleyball champion

Iranian men's sitting volleyball team captured the title at the 2017 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships in China following an emphatic win over Kazakhstan in the final showdown of the continental competition.

On Sunday, Iran overcame its Central Asian counterparts 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-12) at the end of a fixture staged in the southern Chinese city of Hangzhou, presstv.com reported.

The champion had beaten Japan, China, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan and Iraq en route to the final.

 Earlier in the competition, Iranian women had defeated the Kazakh squad 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-13) in a third-place playoff to book their place in the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships which is to take place in Netherlands next year.

The 2017 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Sitting Volleyball Championships took place in Hangzhou, China, from June 27- July 3.

The tournament brought together national men’s sitting volleyball teams from China, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka.

National men’s sitting volleyball teams from China, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia were in action as well.

   
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