Iran sitting volleyball overpower the U.S. at World Super 6

April 23, 2018 - 19:43

TEHRAN - Iran national sitting volleyball team swept past the U.S. in straight sets (25-14, 25-18-25-17) in the World Super 6 on Monday.

Team Melli extended their winning streak in the competition to five games at the Sadra Sport Complex in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz.

Iran started the event with a 3-0 win over Russia and beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 in their second match. Iran also defeated Ukraine and Germany in straight sets.

Hadi Rezaei’s men will play Russia on Tuesday in the final match. 

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.

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