Unstoppable Iran Sitting Volleyball Continues Worldwide Dominance
- December, 16, 2018 - 12:00
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s men’s sitting volleyball team continued with its worldwide dominance by winning three gold medals in the international competitions.
They won the inaugural men’s Super 6 on home soil in the city of Tabriz in April after beating Russia in straight sets, Paralympic.org wrote.
Led by 2.46m tall Morteza Mehrzad, reigning Paralympic champion Iran swept past the Russian team 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 28-26) in the gold-medal match.
They followed that by claiming their seventh World Championships title after defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-20) in the final.
Mehrzad was named Allianz Athlete of the Month for July after a superb performance in the Netherlands.
Iran followed that up with gold at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.