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Iran men’s national sitting volleyball team are attending training camp

Men practicing sitting volleyball The Iranian men's team at training camp. Image credit: Iran Volleyball News Service Website

Under the leadership of a new national team coach, Iran men’s sitting volleyball team are currently attending a national team training camp.  The fourteen invited players have been in camp since Monday. Players have been drawn from provinces across the country, including Tehran, Qom, Alborz, Qazvin, Mazandaran, Golestan, Gilan and Khorasan.



Players at camp include Mehrzad Mehravan from Alborz Province, Hossein Farzaneh from Qazvin Province, Hossein Golestani  from Qom Province, Mohammad Khaleghi, Mahdi Hamidzadeh, Sadegh Bigdeli, Ramezan Salehihajikolaei, Majid Lashkarisanami,  Meisam Alipour Alkami, Ahmad Eiri, and Davoud Alipourian who all competed at this year’s world championships.


Iran’s men have already booked their place at the 2016 Summer Paralympics by finishing in the top three at this year’s world championships after defeating Egypt in the bronze medal match.  The team is expected to compete at the 2014 Para Asian Games taking place in Incheon, South Korea in October.  The tournament is an opportunity for the team to get adjusted to the demands of their new coach ahead of Rio.

Laura Hale
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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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