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16 players invited to attend Iran women’s national sitting volleyball training camp

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On Monday, Volleyball Iran announced sixteen women had been invited to a national team training camp in Tehran. Players selected include Zahra Abdi, B. Khalil Zadeh and Farzaneh Heidari. Players have been selected from around the country including Khorasan Province, Lorestan Province, Zanjan Province, Kerman Province, Gilan Province, Hamadan Province, Khuzestan Province and Hormozgan Province.



The team is scheduled to be in camp from today until August 12. They are training ahead of the 2014 Para Asian Games scheduled to start in 73 days in Incheon, South Korea. The national team coach organized the camp, and most of the team’s support staff including technical director, physiologist, coaches and others will be there to support competitors. They will have to cut the team down to 12 players ahead of the Para Asian Games.


Iran’s men have already booked their place at the 2016 Summer Paralympics by finishing in the top two at this year’s world championships. The women are still looking to qualify after having missed competing in London and the world championships.  Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in Iran.  If Iran’s women can win Para Asian Games in October, they will earn a berth to Rio.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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