Reigning world champions Iran and Asian champions China captured the 2023 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Cup gold medals in Cairo, Egypt, after going undefeated on Saturday.
Iran topped the boys’s podium after their 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) victory over hosts Egypt, finishing their match sweep.
The world champions began the scoring however had been met with the hosts’ robust resistance within the opening set. Iran gave its prime participant Morteza Mehrzad a breather as they led with a two-point cushion at 15-13 however needed to name a timeout on the rating of 19-all. And at 21-all, Mehrzad needed to come again in to assist out with the offence. Egypt managed to attain two extra markers, however Iran escaped with a 25-21 set win.
Mehrzad additionally began within the subsequent two frames however received some relaxation throughout every set as his teammates managed the tempo of the sport. Iran closed the second and third units 25-19 and 25-17, respectively, to safe the gold medal.
Germany clinched bronze with after recovering from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 (25-16, 24-26, 22-25, 25-18, 15-5) in opposition to continental rivals Ukraine.
Brazil and Iraq completed fifth and seventh within the standings, respectively, following their victories over China 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 26-28, 25-20) and Japan 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 25-21, 25-13).
In the meantime, China grabbed the gold medal after their 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20) victory in opposition to Canada.
The Chinese language barely escaped the primary set with a slim 25-23 win. The rating was tied at 18-all and when the Canadians led 23-22, the Chinese language had been compelled to name a timeout and make a substitution. The modifications after the break went China’s means as they held the Canadians scoreless, whereas they scored the following three factors to grab the opening set victory.
China simply took the second set at 25-16, however Canada refused to surrender and fought proper up within the third set to increase the sport. China managed to realize management of the match within the fourth set and sealed their World Cup victory at 25-20.
World champions Brazil bagged the ladies’s bronze medal after their 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-18) win over Germany.
Ukraine prevailed over Slovenia 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) within the all-European battle for fifth, whereas Rwanda overcome Egypt 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-14) within the all-African conflict for seventh place.
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Pathway to Paris 2024
Lately World ParaVolley clarified the pathway to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games in response to the modifications to the traditional sequence of qualification occasions, notably in relationship to the result of the World Cup (Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Qualification Process Clarification – 31 October 2023).
Following the conclusion of the World Cup, World ParaVolley want to make the next extra statements in relationship to the qualification course of.
Concerning the ladies’s qualification, as there isn’t any affect on the World Cup outcomes associated to delay of the PVA Zonal Championships, World ParaVolley can verify that Canada will obtain the qualification place allotted to the World Cup, as the very best non-qualified workforce.
Concerning the boys’s qualification, whereas Egypt are the very best non-qualified workforce on the World Cup, the certified place to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games won’t be decided till the result of the PVA Zonal Championships in early 2024.
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