Iran crowned World Super 6 champions – Tehran Times

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Iran crowned World Super 6 champions

April 24, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran national sitting volleyball team overpowered Russia in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 28-26) in the World Super 6 on Tuesday.

Team Melli lifted the trophy at the Sadra Sport Complex in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz with six victories.

Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar attended the match.

Iran started the event with a 3-0 win over Russia and beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 in their second match. Iran also defeated Ukraine, Germany and the U.S. in straight sets.

Six of the world’s best male sitting volleyball national teams participate at the Super 6 from April 19 to 24.

It was the second edition of the international competition, which only included women’s teams last year and saw Russia taking gold in Hangzhou, China.

The event featured reigning world champions Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paralympic gold medalists Iran, world No.6 Germany, No.9 Russia, No.5 Ukraine and the U.S.


Hosts Iran beat Russia in the final of the World Super 6 sitting volleyball event in Tabriz ©World ParaVolley/Facebook

Hosts Iran beat Russia in the final of the World Super 6 sitting volleyball event as action concluded today in Tabriz.

Having gone through their five pool-stage outings undefeated, the Paralympic champions capped off their tournament with a 25-21, 25-23, 28-26 victory at the Sadra Sports Hall.

Russia came close to taking the match into a fourth set after obtaining a set point at 24-23, but the Iranians saved it and went onto wrap up the contest.

In the bronze medal match, Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Ukraine 25-21, 25-18, 25-20.

Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Ukraine in the bronze medal match ©World ParaVolley/Facebook
Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Ukraine in the bronze medal match ©World ParaVolley/Facebook

Germany finished fifth after overcoming the United States 25-18, 31-29, 23-25, 25-19 in a play-off.

This is the second edition of the international competition.

It only included women’s teams last year and saw Russia take the gold medal in Hangzhou in China.

Iran beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final of the men’s tournament at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Hosts Iran beat Russia in the final of the World Super 6 sitting volleyball event in Tabriz ©World ParaVolley/Facebook

Hosts Iran beat Russia in the final of the World Super 6 sitting volleyball event as action concluded today in Tabriz.

Having gone through their five pool-stage outings undefeated, the Paralympic champions capped off their tournament with a 25-21, 25-23, 28-26 victory at the Sadra Sports Hall.

Russia came close to taking the match into a fourth set after obtaining a set point at 24-23, but the Iranians saved it and went onto wrap up the contest.

In the bronze medal match, Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Ukraine 25-21, 25-18, 25-20.

Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Ukraine in the bronze medal match ©World ParaVolley/Facebook
Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Ukraine in the bronze medal match ©World ParaVolley/Facebook

Germany finished fifth after overcoming the United States 25-18, 31-29, 23-25, 25-19 in a play-off.

This is the second edition of the international competition.

It only included women’s teams last year and saw Russia take the gold medal in Hangzhou in China.

Iran beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final of the men’s tournament at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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