Ira­nian sit­ting vol­ley­ball teams win gold, sil­ver medals

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

TEHRAN — Iran’s men’s and women’s sit­ting vol­ley­ball teams claimed gold and sil­ver medal re­spec­tively at the 2018 Asian Para Games on Thurs­day.

The men’s team, six-time Par­a­lympic cham­pi­ons, swept past China in straight sets 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 in the fi­nal match at the GBK Ten­nis In­door.

Kaza­khstan claimed the bronze medal af­ter beat­ing Iraq 3-0 (25-22,

25-22, 25-19) in third place match. Ear­lier on the day, the Ira­nian women’s team won the sil­ver medal.

The women lost to Par­a­lympic run­ners-up China 3-0 (25-13, 2517, 25-16) in the fi­nal match.

Ja­pan came third, beat­ing In­done­sia 3-1 (25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 25-11) in the bronze medal match.

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