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Iran’s sitting volleyball player Ramezan Salehi “one to watch” at Rio

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Sitting volleyball player Ramezan Salehi Hajikolaei from Iran is among “Ones to Watch” at the Paralympic Games.
Sitting volleyball player Ramezan Salehi Hajikolaei from Iran is among “Ones to Watch” at the Paralympic Games.

Iran have made it to back-to-back sitting volleyball finals at the Paralympic Games in large part to the efforts of Hajikolaei. A gold medallist at Beijing 2008, Hajikolaei, took home silver in London after his squad lost in the finals to rivals Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Considered one of the best liberos, Hajikolaei was named Best Receiver at both the Paralympics in London and Best Defender at the Intercontinental Cup in Cairo, Egypt. He will look to help his team reclaim their winning ways after their runner-up finish four years ago.

Apr 17, 2016 05:49
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