Iran crowned World Super 6 champions

April 24, 2018 - 19:37

TEHRAN - Iran national sitting volleyball team overpowered Russia in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 28-26) in the World Super 6 on Tuesday.

Team Melli lifted the trophy at the Sadra Sport Complex in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz with six victories.

Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar attended the match.

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, Germany and the U.S. in straight sets.

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

It was 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 featured reigning world champions Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paralympic gold medalists Iran, world No.6 Germany, No.9 Russia, No.5 Ukraine and the U.S.

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