Iran Volleyball Storms Back to Defeat Canada at Olympic Qualification
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran recovered to win the match from two sets down against Canada 3-2 (27-29, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 16-14) on the second day of the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday.
Milad Ebadipour tallied 26 points to lead the Iranian offensive. Ebadipour had a solid stint at the flank and buried 25 attacks then helped out on defence with one block. His teammate Amir Ghafour likewise contributed in their victory with 19 markers. Gavin Schmitt of Canada topped all scorers with 27 points.
Iran had defeated Australia 3-0 on Saturday on the first day of the competition.
Iran will face France on Tuesday.
Eight strong teams are competing for the Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament from May 28 to June 5 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
The qualification tournament in Tokyo, which also serves as the Asian qualification tournament, will provide the top ranked Asian team and the top three ranked teams with the four Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification slots available.