Cairo (Egypt) (Uttam Hindu News): World champion Iran completed its glorious journey at the 2023 World ParaVolley (WPV) Sitting Volleyball World Cup by defeating host Egypt 3-0 and winning the men’s title. Egypt made a strong start in the first set on Saturday evening, but Iran soon turned the tables in their favor and maintained the lead in the next two sets and ended the match 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 .
“It was a very good match and Egypt was a strong opponent,” Iran head coach Hadi Rezagarqani told Xinhua. The Iranian team is highly skilled and all the players worked very hard in training, so we were confident of victory.” Thus Iran won all five of its games during the tournament against Japan, Algeria, Iraq, Ukraine and Egypt in straight sets. Rezaigerkani said that fast spiking and serving were among the Iranian men’s team’s strengths.
Meanwhile, Iranian player Meisam Ali Pour was awarded the best receiver award and his teammate David Alipourian was named both the best setter and most valuable player of the competition.
Ali Pour praised Egypt’s very good performance during the match and expressed his joy at his award. “I have been playing volleyball for 15 years and was dreaming of getting such an award and now it has come true,” he told Xinhua. Has gone.”
“We have been world champions since the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil and this is no coincidence but the result of hard work and training on all skills,” he said. The World Cup in Cairo provided the winning team with a direct qualification ticket to the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.