Iran earn third consecutive victory at World Super 6

April 21, 2018 - 13:50

TEHRAN – Iran sitting volleyball team earned their third successive victory in the World Super 6 in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on Saturday.

The Iranian team beat Ukraine in straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-18) at the Sadra Sports Hall.

Team Melli will face Germany on Sunday.

Iran started the campaign on a high note, defeating Russia 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-17) on Thursday and then edged past arch-rivals Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 15-12) on Friday.

Iran had defeated the Bosnian team two years ago in the 2016 Paralympic Games final at Rio de Janeiro.

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

This is 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 features reigning world champion Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paralympic gold medalist Iran, world No.6 Germany, No.9 Russia, No.5 Ukraine and No.8 USA.

The teams play in a round-robin format, with all six teams facing each other once and the overall best two qualifying for the final on 24 April. The third and fourth will play for the bronze.

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