2015 European Men championship

The  2015 European Men championship has been confirmed.  Warendorf in Germany will host the Men’s tournament from 30th September through until 8th October.

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Germany’s sitting volleyball meet in the final tomorrow (15.30 clock) Bosnia and travel to the Paralympics 2016

On the Crime follow huge cheers and tears of joy: Germany sitting volleyball players have at the European Championships in Warendorf (NRW) for a dramatic five-set match (18:25, 26:24, 23:25, 25:21, 15:13) and a hard-fought 3: 2 win over Russia reached the final and at the same time directly qualified for the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the final, Germany will meet today (15.30 clock) now on top favorite Bosnia and Herzegovina, which, as expected, with 3 is: 0 prevailed against Ukraine, the Rio ticket was however saved as world champion previously.

The semi-final between Germany and Russia in the Bundeswehr Sports School was not for the faint of heart. Finally, both teams stood for a lot at stake. From the outset, the teams thrilling rallies and spectacular actions delivered in attack and defense. Went the first set with 25:18 still quite clear to Russia, it was then always exciting. Germany decided set two paper-thin with 26:24 for themselves, the Russians beat the third well with 25:23. In the fourth set, the Germans launched a furious and led with 4: 0 and 7: 2, but the tide turned to 7:. 8 Until the very end it remained balanced, then the team coached by Rudi Sonnenbichler deposed and won 25:21. The decision had to be in the tiebreaker – and this began very badly for the Germans. With 0: 3, 3: 8 and 5: 9 were the local heroes in the home-EM lagging behind, however, launched a strong comeback and led suddenly 11:10. Russia took a break, made three points in a row and the victory for the Germans marched into the distance. But the team showed no nerves, hung Reinsvoll, led by sensational sprint with 14:13 – and converted the first match point to win. The rest was a huge cheer. Finals and Rio qualifiers – Warendorf at the Sugar Loaf Mountain, so to speak. With Brazil-flag in his hand and tears in his eyes, the players celebrated overjoyed on the pitch.

“We have always believed in us and it still bent at the end. Justice triumphs stop sometimes but, “beamed coach Rudi Sonnenbichler. He had not forgotten that the Russians the final group match against Latvia with 0: 3 herschenkten to go in the semifinals the strong Bosnians out of the way. The answer for the lack of sportsmanship gave his team with an energy performance on the field and is now tomorrow, 15.30 clock, the “final home”. Against Bosnia, the grapes hanging in the battle for gold, although high, but the German team is capable of anything for this semi-final thriller. “We knew that it will be difficult and we must fighten until the end. That we turn the game after five goals behind in the tie-break even, is just phenomenal. The audience in the hall have not given us an extra boost, “said captain Heiko Wiesenthal rejoiced. And what is possible in the final? “Bosnia is the clear favorite, but now we want to with the crowd behind them, of course, be European champions.”

All information about the European Championships in Warendorf, see http://www.dbs-npc.de/warendorf2015.html. Is organized the European Championship by the German Disabled Sports Association with the support of the Bundeswehr. Patron of the European Championships is Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister for Defence.

Squad Germany: Alex Schiffler (BV Leipzig eV), Martin Vogel (TG Nürtingen), Stefanschu (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Stefan Hähnlein (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Dominik Albrecht (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Heiko Wiesenthal (BSG Emmlshausen ), Jürgen Schrapp (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Christoph Herzog (BV Leipzig eV), Barbaros Sayilir (BSG Emmelshausen), Mathis Tigler (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Lukas Schiwy (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Torben Schiewe (BS Celle)

Without dropping a set in the last four: The German sitting volleyball players of the home European Championships also in the quarterfinals laid in Warendorf (NRW) a superior appearance and Azerbaijan clearly with 3: 0 (25:13, 25:16, 27:25) – sets defeated. On Tuesday morning, there will be really serious in the Bundeswehr Sports School: In the semifinals Germany meets the rivals from Russia (14 clock) – It’s not just about the entry into the final, but most likely already also for the coveted ticket for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Should it create world champion and top favorite Bosnia and Herzegovina into the finals, the winner of the duel Germany against Russia would have the qualification already secured for the Games 2016th

Against quarterfinal opponents Azerbaijan the German team tied seamlessly to the good performance of the first round and stood well to the style of play of a counterparty. “Azerbaijan is a somewhat unorthodox kind of hard to play on, but we have learned from our video analysis the right conclusions,” says head coach Rudi Sonnenbichler unchallenged after 3: 0 victory. In the first two sets his team had played almost flawlessly. “I am very proud of the guys. You have acted very focused. “Led by strong captaincy Heike Wiesenthal and an outstanding Christoph Herzog in defense dominated the German headquarters volleyball players the game and showed tight third set also an excellent fighting spirit. “We are in a good mood. As strong as now we were no more than national for years. Some players are on their previous performance peak, “says Heiko Wiesenthal.

But this is also sufficient to defeat the strong Russians? Just as at the Paralympics 2012 in London, when the Germans had prevailed almost in a competitive match for the bronze medal against Russia. The Russians are all true professionals and a years-rehearsed team. The welcome the team of Rudi Sonnenbichler counteract with a good strategy and a lot of passion. “We are hot on the game and highly motivated. Against Russia we have certainly not afraid. I have a good feeling, “said captain Wiesenthal and adds:”. We want to get the ticket to Rio necessarily ”

And the German headquarters volleyball even recoup even a portion of extra motivation. After all, the Russians lost to the previously victorious and unprincipled Latvians in their final group game with 0: 3 – and so go in the semifinals top favorite Bosnia out of the way. “The conclusion I can not accept that. The game was apparently given away and that is incompatible with the fair play ideas “, Rudi Sonnenbichler will not mince words. “We want to give the answer to athletic on the field.” And at the same time secure the Paralympics ticket when home EM – supporting the German team before hopefully some viewers.

All information about the European Championships in Warendorf, click here. Is organized the European Championship by the German Disabled Sports Association with the support of the Bundeswehr. Patron of the European Championships is Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister for Defence.

Squad Germany: Alex Schiffler (BV Leipzig eV), Martin Vogel (TG Nürtingen), Stefanschu (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Stefan Hähnlein (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Dominik Albrecht (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Heiko Wiesenthal (BSG Emmlshausen ), Jürgen Schrapp (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Christoph Herzog (BV Leipzig eV), Barbaros Sayilir (BSG Emmelshausen), Mathis Tigler (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Lukas Schiwy (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Torben Schiewe (BS Celle)

Sitting Volleyball Championships: With three wins in three games has successfully completed the German sitting volleyball national team of gentlemen in the group stage

Extensive requirements upon the understanding of strategy, together with the high degree of interaction and physical exertion guarantee interesting games and high-class sport. In the Bundeswehr Sports School in Warendorf it comes to 7 October 2015 for about 150 athletes from twelve countries to the European Championship in Sitting Volleyball the men’s and the qualification for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016th

Last Friday, the European Championships in Sitting Volleyball the men’s was opened. The opening match is against Italy and Germany disputed captain Heiko Wiesenthal looks back: “We have shown from the very beginning a concentrated power and the Italians made directly clear who is master of the house. That is why we are very pleased with the play “From the outset, the team took to Germany coach Rudi Sonnenbichler command and secured all three sets. (25: 6, 25: 9, 25:11).

In the second match Germany met Poland. Compared to the match against Italy Germany seat volleyball initially had difficulty adjusting to the physically strong opponents. Particularly the veteran Jürgen Schrapp and rounder Christoph Herzog have provided important points of attack. “Today we were at the beginning of sentences, often somewhat unfocused. This could keep the game relatively balanced the Poles. But after the first time-outs showed the entire team a significant performance improvement. Therefore, goes the clear 3: 0 victory (25:14, 25:12, 25:17) also absolutely fine, “said Jürgen Schrapp.

Even the third game against Croatia was the German team confidently with 3: decide 0 (14:25, 15:25, 15:25) for themselves. From the outset, the German team has kept the supposedly strong Croats in chess. “So far, everything went very well and the atmosphere within the team is outstanding. We have a superior appearance in the group stage – without dropping a set – laid. Now we are hot on the quarter-finals, and of course to Rio, “said team manager Christian Heintz the game.

So the German sitting volleyball national team of gentlemen has the group stage ended as winners of Group A and reaches the secure semi-finals. This represents an important step towards Paralympic Games is done in Rio 2016th

Tomorrow, Monday (11.00 clock) then start the quarter-finals, in which the German masters of national coach Rudi Sonnenbichler against Azerbaijan will compete (11.00 clock). Then rise on Tuesday, the semi-finals, before starting on Wednesday at 15.30 clock the grand finale and the Struggle for the ticket to Rio. “Our very big goal is the qualification for Rio, the minimum goal of reaching the final,” said Christian Heintz.

Is aligned EM by the German Disabled Sports Association with the support of the Bundeswehr Sports School and the financial support of the Ministry of Family, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia, the patron is the Federal Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen.

Germany-Poland 3: 0 (25:14, 25:12, 25:17)
Germany began sitting volleyball players compared to Italy game somewhat more restrained against Poland. Although you could tell the troops to Germany coach Rudi Sonnenbichler that it was present from the outset, although the Polish team insisted on it and therefore it was at the first technical time-out 8: 6 for Germany. But then found Wiesenthal and Co. always more into the game and were at the second break already a comfortable 16: 9 recorded guide. Ultimately, the German boys secured deserved the first set with 25:14.

The second sentence
Sitting Volleyball Championships Germany against Poland Enlarge image
Here, the same picture as in the beginning of the game designed. The Poles fought hard and thus could the game when the score was 8: 7 still make relatively open to Germany. But again, the Germans had their effective phase until the second time-out, in which it at 16: 8 it moved. Especially when substitute veteran Jürgen Schrapp, as well as all-around player Christoph Herzog attended frequently for important targets. By 25:12, the second set went clear to Germany.

The third movement

Some lapses of concentration led in the third set even to the Poles for the first time out with 8: 6 were in the lead. However, during this stoppage Sonnenbichler seemed well to have addressed the right words to his players. With variable and focuses put forward played down Germany dominated now henceforth again what is happening (16:11 for the second time-out). Here their attackers, the two setter Torben Schiewe and Stefan Hähnlein brought again in promising positions. This used mainly Alexander Schiffler consistently and scored with strong attacking shots in the last sentence of the game several times. This ended again with a clear points ratio for Germany (25:17). Jürgen Schrapp: ,, Today we were at the beginning of sentences, often somewhat unfocused. This could keep the game relatively balanced the Poles. But after the first time-outs showed the entire team a significant performance improvement. Therefore, goes the clear 3: 0 victory also absolutely fine. Now we want to win against Croatia in order to ensure that we win the group on Sunday, of course. ”

Team:Wiesenthal-Hähnlein-Sayilir-Herzog-Schiewe-Schiffler

Supplementary Player Schrapp Albrecht Schiwy-Tigler-Schu Bird

Next match: Sunday 11:30 clock against Croatia

Germany-Italy 3: 0 (25: 6, 25: 9, 25:11)
The sitting volleyball European Championships Men are opened. On Friday evening, the German team has started with the official opening match against Italy in the European Championship. From the outset, the men have taken command to national coach Rudi Sonnenbichler. Point to point they enteilten the brave fighting Italians and secured ultimately deserved the first set with 25:. 6

Also in the second set, the Germans scored points with rehearsed attack variants, while the southern Europeans found only very rarely into play. Especially Christoph Herzog and Heiko Wiesenthal continually setting strong accents. Thus, the German team also retained in this sentence clearly with 25: 9 the upper hand.

Despite several substitutions on the German side, the EM-hosts remained further on the trigger. All substitute found themselves seamlessly into the game and ensured at the second technical time-out for a soothing 16: 9 lead. By avoiding own errors and the consequent block work eventually also the last one was won with 25:11. Captain Heiko Wiesenthal after the game: ,, Today, we have shown from the very beginning a concentrated power and the Italians made directly clear who is master of the house. That is why we are very pleased with today’s game and look forward to the task against Poland tomorrow. ”

Team:Wiesenthal-Hähnlein-Sayilir-Herzog-Schiewe-Schiffler

Supplementary players: Tigler, Schrapp, Schu, Albrecht, Schiwy, Vogel

After the German convoy had arrived completely in Warendorf on Wednesday night, was on Thursday morning already the first unit at the official training fields. In addition to various adoption exercises, it was especially the fatigue, after a long drive on Wednesday to get out of the bones. But the slip-way in the field defenses were constantly optimized.

After lunch and a subsequent resting phase, the German team was allowed to train in the afternoon for the first time on the official EM field. Again, the men grew by Captain Heiko Wiesenthal focus to the tactical behavior in the defensive position. Serve and attack exercises rounded off the training session.

Attacker Alexander Schiffler: ,, With today’s workouts, we have brought the finishing touches. We are ready for the European Championship and are looking forward to the opening game on Friday against Italy. The very well-equipped venue here in Warendorf, we have the perfect conditions for this tournament to get very far. ”

Heiko Wiesenthal was among the best players Fistball Germany, was German Champion, European Junior Champion and Vice European champions. The now 40-year-old Koblenz was on its way into the national team, as he had burned in 1995 in the army during a high-voltage accident his leg. So much so that it had to be amputated. After one and a half year break, he returned for another ten years successfully Fistball back – with sports prosthesis. Meanwhile Heiko Wiesenthal is active for the German sitting volleyball national team, which he belongs since the end of 2009. The greatest experience: the bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

The Paralympic Games are the big goal for 2016. The ticket is to be released in the upcoming home championship in Warendorf (NRW), which will be opened on Friday, 2 October 2015, which by 18 clock. Subsequently, the German team to score in the official opening match in Hall A (Building 24) of the Bundeswehr Sports School, Dr. Rau-Allee 32, in Italy (19.30 clock). As captain Heiko Wiesenthal wants to lead his team necessarily the final. Only the winner gets to travel to Rio – with one exception. Holt champion Bosnia and the European title, second place goes to Paralympics qualifier. “We are in a good mood and want to first of all the first round unbeaten survive,” said Wiesenthal and adds: “After that, it counts properly. If we stay calm and get our performance, we have a good chance. We want to use the home advantage and necessarily to Rio. ”

“Struggle for Rio-Ticket: The finale rises on October 7”

Certainty as has the German team of coach Rudi Sonnenbichler latest on Wednesday 7 October 2015, which when in Warendorf the decisive final matches will be played. A total of 150 athletes from contact twelve nations and compete for medals – and the ticket to Rio. This is also the main reason why Sonnenbichler and several other national team to London in 2012 had decided, but not yet to end their active careers. “We want to experience this great highlight again. For this we will give our all, “stresses Sonnenbichler, who worked 20 years as a coach at the German Volleyball Federation and among other things, the Women’s National Team at the 1990 World Cup was training – in Brazil. “An impressive country and Rio is a fascinating city. Although I go to the 70, but I would like to there again, “said Sonnenbichler.

In Brazil, the German team was also recently about a ten-day training camp, but in Sao Paolo. The team is ready, says Sonnenbichler that it did not last proved in some friendlies against World Cup runners Brazil. There, the team won the final touch for the home-EM. “We have designed our attacking play very variable and were always present in the field defense. Playful we were with Brazil on an equal footing, which makes me confident, “said the head coach.

First, at the European Championship the first round must be survived without damage, however. There, the German team meets Italy (October 2 / 19:30 clock), Poland (October 3 / 14.30 clock) and Croatia (October 4 / 11.30am clock). Then get off at the 5th and 6th October, the quarter- and semi-finals, before on Wednesday 7 October at 15.30 clock pending the awaited duel for gold and the Rio-Ticket – hopefully with German participation. The biggest competitor to come in addition to the dominant gold Favourites Bosnia from Russia and Ukraine. Rudi Sonnenbichler: “Bosnia is the best team in the world, the Bayern Munich the seat volleyball. I hope that we will meet at the earliest in the final to them. Against the other teams will decide the form on the day. Although Russia has a team consisting of full professionals, but we defeated them in London 2012 twice – why should we not succeed again !? ”

All information about the European Championships in Warendorf, see www.dbs-npc.de/warendorf2015.html. Is organized the European Championship by the German Disabled Sports Association with the support of the Bundeswehr. Patron of the European Championships is Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister for Defence.

German National Team: Alex Schiffler (BV Leipzig e.V.), Martin Vogel (TG Nürtingn), Stefan Schu (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Stefan Hähnlein (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Dominik Albrecht (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Heiko Wiesenthal (BSG Emmlshausen), Jürgen Schrapp (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Christoph Herzog (BV Leipzig e.V.), Barbaros Sayilir (BSG Emmelshausen), Mathis Tigler (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Lukas Schiwy (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Torben Schiewe (BS Celle)

  • Ivo Komsic visited the National Sitting Volleyball Team of B&H on their Training in Medjugorje
    20 September 2015 Sarjevo Times

komsicMayor of Sarajevo, Ivo Komsic, visited the national sitting volleyball team of B&H, on their training in Medjugorje on Thursday.

On this occasion, mayor Komsic emphasized that the city of Sarajevo and himself, have supported our team with the most trophies through all these years.

“We were always supporting them, before and after the European and world competitions. Once again, our support is not missing,” said Komsic.

Head coach of the national sitting volleyball team of B&H, Mirza Hrustemović and the captain of the team, Sabahudin Delalic, confirmed that the City of Sarajevo always stood by their side, and that they appreciate the support of this institution, which has always been certain and principled.

“Support of the city of Sarajevo was never missing, even when the city was in a complex financial situation,” said Hrustemović.

During his visit, the mayor attended the training, and at the invitation of representatives, he even tried to play sitting volleyball with the assistance of captain Delalic. Later, he watched the entire friendly match with the national team of Ukraine, which was also on preparations in Medjugorje. Our national team won with the score 3: 0.

Representatives of the national sitting volleyball team of B&H are preparing to defend the title of European Champions at the upcoming European Championship, which will be held in the Warendorf (Germany), from the 30th of September to the 8th of October 2015.

 

The German Disabled Sports Association (DBS) is looking for the implementation of the European Championships in Sitting Volleyball the men’s (30.9.-08.10.2015) in the Bundeswehr Sports School in Warendorf “Ball Kids”. On match days from 2 to 7 October, is the object of the “ball girls” and “boys” the volleyballs to bring back into the game, so the game can be resumed quickly. The minimum age is ten years, upwards, there is no age limit. Children and teenagers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult and responsible for the animals (eg, parents, trainers). Gladly also entire groups, volleyball teams or school classes can register.

It is envisaged that a day on each of the two competition fields two groups (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) are used. Depending on availability, the children and young people can be used on one or more days.

In addition to the experience at a European Championship to be there live, a T-shirt and board we find “Ball Children” during the periods of use. Admission to the event is free for all.

The draw of the groups for the sitting volleyball championship this year has taken place and the groups have been determined. From a total of 12 teams to fight 30.9-8.10.2015 the European title. The twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams. Germany will meet in the Bundeswehr Sports School in Warendorf (Germany) to Poland, Croatia and Italy, and on Friday, October 2, the opening match contest.

In addition to the crown of Europe is also a starting place for the Paralympic Games in 2016 will be played in Rio at this tournament. Top favorite for the European title is the current world champion and Paralympicsieger from Bosnia and Herzegovina. If the men do justice from the Balkans to their favorite role, then the EM-Second would also qualify for the Games in Rio 2016th

About seven weeks before the European Championships, Rudi Sonnenbichler sees his team on the right track. “Of course, the qualification for Rio is our goal at the European Championships. But we are also aware that this is a tough job. Because in addition to the strong permanent rivals from Russia especially the teams of Ukraine and Holland increased their playing potential enormous. But with our own fans behind us, we can at any time play into a frenzy. And then my team needs even before the big to hide …. ”

The draw
Group A
Germany, Poland, Croatia, Italy

Group B
Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Netherlands, Serbia, Hungary

Group C
Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Azerbaijan

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