Earlier today on Facebook, the Iraqi Paralympic Committee Muthanna branch announced that their sitting volleyball court had finished maintenance and improvements.
Iraqi Paralympic Committee Muthanna has been busy so far this year. They held a regional multisport meeting that saw power go out, but athletes continue to play through it in early January. They also held their general assembly in January, where they unanimously approved a budget and administrative plan. In late January, the region’s national men’s deaf football team finished third in the Iraqi regional championships.
Iraq men’s national sitting volleyball team is currently ranked 12th in the world. Last year, they finished fourth at the Asia Men’s Sitting Volleyball Championships after losing to China 25 – 17, 25 – 22, and 25 – 18 in the bronze medal game. While a number of national teams have already qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics, it is still theoretically possible for the men’s national team to qualify if they win the 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental.