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Iran close in on 8th world title

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Defending champions Iran have extended their lead over hosts Bosnia & Herzegovina to 2-0 (26-24, 32-30) in the final of the 2022 Men's Sitting Volleyball World Championship and are headed towards the eighth title in their history.

Bosnia & Herzegovina had as many as five chances to finish the second set and draw level, but Iran cancelled all five of those set points and got it right on the third attempt of their own after coming back from 29-30 after a sideout and back-to-back aces from Meisam Alipour.

 

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Emotional moments from Iran players the minute they get the last point to finish the final

against Bosnia & Herzegovina at the 2022 Men's Sitting Volleyball World Championship. 

 

This is Iran's eighth title in eleven appearances at the World Championships. For the times that they didn't get gold, Iran collected two bronze and a silver.

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In addition to the coveted world title, Iran also punch their ticket to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, where they join hosts France as the first two qualifiers.

Iran will be taking part at the Paralympics for the tenth time in history. They have won seven gold and two silver medals in their previous nine appearances.

 

Iranians pay respect to the flag

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Iran players and team staff kneel and pay respect to their flag after beating Bosnia & Herzegovina in the final of the 2022 Men's Sitting Volleyball World Championship for their eighth title in history.

 

Iran’s Women came ninth at the 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championship

The Iranian women’s sitting volleyball team faced Poland, Finland, and Bosnia at the 2022 World Championships in Bosnia and won each match by a result of 3-0.

Iran defeated Poland, Finland and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary in the event, however suffered losses against the U.S., Slovenia, Canada and Ukraine.

Iran's Women came ninth at the 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championship.

The 2022 Sitting Volleyball World Championship was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital Sarajevo from 4 to 11 November 2022.

  

 

Nov 12, 2022 01:18
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