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Posted: 23 October 2022

Ifet Mahmutovic has achieved two great successes in sitting volleyball since he assumed his position as head coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina have built a reputation as one of the most tradition-rich programmes in the world that won two Paralympic gold medals, three World Championship titles and boasts 10 European titles among […]

Posted: 3 November 2022

Bosnia & Herzegovina put up a triple block to try and stop Iran’s Morteza Mehrzad in the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Can the Balkan side change their fortunes this time around, when they host the 2022 Worlds? Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 3 November 2022 – Defending champions and reigning Paralympic gold medallists […]

Posted: 3 November 2022

USA celebrate wildly after winning gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – but will they claim their first ever World Championship title when they take to the courts at Sarajevo 2022? Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 3 November 2022 – Reigning Paralympic gold medallists USA are ready for a historic first ever women’s world championship […]

Posted: 4 November 2022

Iran head coach Hadi Rezaei carries on his mission to lead Iran in Sarajevo 2022 to win back-to-back Sitting Volleyball World Championship titles. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 November 2022 – Iran coach Hadi Rezaei is  of the most successful individuals in the sport who has won a total of seven world titles – four […]

Posted: 5 November 2022

Liliane Mukobwankawe has been at the centre of the Rwandan rise to success in sitting volleyball. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 5 November 2022 – Rwanda’s Liliane Mukobwankawe came to the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships with newfound confidence, and it is paying dividends. The Rwandan captain and her teammates are enjoying a 2-0 […]

Posted: 6 November 2022

Hosts Bosnia and Herzegovina are participating for the first time in the Sitting Volleyball Women’s World Championship. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 November 2022 – The 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships started its course on November 4 and will run until November 11 in Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Here are some statistical figures of […]

Posted: 6 November 2022

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 November 2022 – World ParaVolley leads the way in strengthening integrity in the sport through safeguarding, by introducing it in the 2022 WPV Sitting Volleyball World Championships in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In September, WPV conducted a successful webinar that brought together 60 participants from all over the world […]

Posted: 7 November 2022

Giba is the cornerstone of Brazilian sitting volleyball Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 7 November 2022 – Gilberto Lourenco da Silva or Giba has been one of the main forces driving the Brazilian men’s national team to success for more than a decade. Giba made it to four Paralympic Games final fours, including back-to-back fourth-place finishes […]

Posted: 8 November 2022

Brazil’s Luiza Guisso Fiorese originally set her sights on becoming a sport journalist at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, but things turned out better for her as that experience in the Japanese capital rewarded her and her teammates a bronze medal. At age 15, Luiza was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left thigh bone […]

Posted: 9 November 2022

Jennifer Oakes shares her views on Canada’s rise in women’s sitting volleyball. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9 November 2022 – “We used to be the underdog and now we are a top competitor,” Canada setter Jennifer Oakes said, after steering her team a final four appearance in the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships. […]

Posted: 10 November 2022

World ParaVolley had a heart-to-heart talk with Germany couple Alexander and Michelle Schiffler Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 November 2022 – Germany sitting volleyball’s power couple Alexander and Michelle Schiffler – from players representing different countries to the duos who fell for each other when they met on the court – proof that love and […]

Posted: 11 November 2022

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – The United States claimed their fourth medal in the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships on Friday at Hills Arena. Nicky Nieves shared her thoughts about the match, following Team USA’s 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-10) triumph over Slovenia in the bronze medal match. “Essentially, it’s really tough […]

Posted: 11 November 2022

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – “The Brazilian men’s team deserved this medal,” Renato Leite de Oliveira said after they beat Egypt 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24) in the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship on Friday. Brazil won their second straight bronze medal in the tournament, following their silver medal finish […]

Posted: 11 November 2022

Not one but two medals land in Fernando Lages Guimarães magic hands with the men’s bronze and the women’s gold Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – The Brazilian women’s team winning gold medal in the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships is a record in itself, but for coach Fernando Lages Guimarães, […]

Posted: 12 November 2022

Eyes on the ball for Gizele as she sets to her teammates in Sarajevo 2022’s gold medal match between Brazil and Canada Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11, November 2022 – Gizele Maria da Costa Dias finally got her golden moment at the 2022 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships on Friday, when Brazil triumphed over […]

Posted: 12 November 2022

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani serves at the gold medal match of Sarajevo 2022 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 November 2022 – Being the second tallest man in the world, everyone’s attention pans to Iran’s Morteza Mehrzadselakjani everywhere he goes, but the 35-year-old sitting volleyball athlete remains shy and humble. “I am not sure if my specific participation […]