Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Volleyball
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Sitting volleyball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Volleyball
Venue China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Dates 7–15 September 2008
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Iran (IRI) (men)
 China (CHN) (women)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) (men)
 United States (USA) (women)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Russia (RUS) (men)
 Netherlands (NED)
2004
2012

Sitting volleyball at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in the China Agricultural University Gymnasium from 7 September to 15 September. Two events were contested, men's team and women's team.

In the men's sitting event, Bosnia and Herzegovina were the defending champions. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran had been the finalists in both 2000 and 2004, with Iran winning in 2000 and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004. These two countries met once more in the final in Beijing, with Iran emerging victorious by 3 goals to nil. Egypt, the bronze medal-winners of 2008, finished fourth, beaten 2:3 by Russia, who took bronze.[1][2]

The Beijing Games marked the second time the women's sitting event was held. China were the defending champions, while the Netherlands had taken silver, and the United States bronze, in 2004. In Beijing, China was again victorious, while the United States and the Netherlands switched places to ascend the podium with silver and bronze, respectively.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team  Iran (IRI)

Davoud Alipourian
Sadegh Bigdeli
Saeid Ebrahimi
Jalil Imeri (captain)
Mehdi Hamidzadeh
Nasser Hassanpour
Mohammad Hosseinifar
Mohammad Khaleghi
Reza Peidayesh
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Ramezan Salehi (libero)
Issa Zirahi
Coach: Hadi Rezaeigarkani

 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)

Safet Alibašić
Sabahudin Delalić (captain)
Mirzet Duran
Esad Durmišević
Ismet Godinjak
Dževad Hamzić
Ermin Jusufović
Hidaet Jusufović (libero)
Zikret Mahmić
Adnan Manko
Asim Medić
Ejub Mehmedović
Coach: Mirza Hrustemović

 Russia (RUS)

Alexander Baychik
Tanatkan Bukin
Dmitriy Gordiyenko
Evgeny Kuzovnikov
Andrey Lavrinovich
Viktor Milenin
Sergey Uporov
Sergey Pozdeev
Alexander Savichev
Maksim Timchenko
Aleksei Volkov (libero)
Sergey Yakunin (captain)
Coach: Victor D'Yakov

Women's team  China (CHN)

Li Liping
Liang Fen
Liu Lijuan
Lu Chunli
Lu Hongqin (captain)
Sheng Yuhong
Tan Yanhua
Yang Yanling
Zhang Lijun
Zhang Xufei
Zheng Xiongying (libero)
Zhong Haihong
Coach: Zhang Jun

 United States (USA)

Allison Aldrich
Heather Erickson
Alexandra Gouldie
Kathryn Holloway
SuGui Kriss
Kendra Lancaster
Hope Lewellen
Brenda Maymon (captain)
Gina McWilliams
Nichole Millage
Kari Miller (libero)
Lora Webster
Coach: Michael Hulett

 Netherlands (NED)

Sanne Bakker (libero)
Karin van der Haar-Kramp
Karin Harmsen-Roosen
Paula List
Djoke van Marum
Elvira Stinissen
Josien Ten Thije-Voortman
Rika de Vries
Petra Westerhof (captain)
Coach: John Bestebroer

Classification[edit]

Classification is an important work for Paralympic athletes, after the classification, athletes can compete in a fair situation.[4]
Athletes meeting the disability requirement can take part in this sport, but only 2 minimum requirements player can be on the team, and only 1 of them can be on the court.

Qualification[edit]

There will be 16 teams, 8 male and 8 female taking part in this sport.

Men's[edit]

  • Qualified by 2006 World Sitting Volleyball Championships
  • Qualified by sitting volleyball event in 2006 Pan-Arab Games
  • Qualified by sitting volleyball event in 2006 FESPIC Games
  • Qualified by sitting volleyball event in Para-pan American Games
  • Qualified by European Sitting Volleyball Championships
  • Qualified as host nation

Men Tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W L Sets Points
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 3 3 0 9:1 6
 Russia (RUS) 3 2 1 7:3 4
 China (CHN) 3 1 2 3:6 2
 Iraq (IRQ) 3 0 3 0:9 0
2008-09-07
15:30
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 3 – 0  China (CHN) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,800
Referee(s): Khaled Nasr Eld Elhelaly (Egypt)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
14
22
17

2008-09-08
11:50
 Russia (RUS) 3 – 0  China (CHN) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee(s): France Marcoux (Canada)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
22
22
23

2008-09-08
19:30
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 3 – 0  Iraq (IRQ) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 500
Referee(s): Jung Mal Soon (Korea)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
6
14
16

2008-09-09
15:30
 Iraq (IRQ) 0 – 3  Russia (RUS) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,300
Referee(s): Joseph Campbell (United States)
13
8
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25

2008-09-10
11:30
 Russia (RUS) 1 – 3  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 400
Referee(s): Janko Plesnik (Slovenia)
21
22
25
16
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
25
25
18
25

2008-09-10
19:30
 Iraq (IRQ) 0 – 3  China (CHN) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 4,000
Referee(s): Ronaldo Tadeu Chaves (Brazil)
9
17
12
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25

Group B[edit]

Team P W L Sets Points
 Iran (IRI) 3 3 0 9:0 6
 Egypt (EGY) 3 2 1 6:3 4
 Brazil (BRA) 3 1 2 3:6 2
 Japan (JPN) 3 0 3 0:9 0
2008-09-07
11:30
 Iran (IRI) 3 – 0  Japan (JPN) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,350
Referee(s): Matijn Meulenkamp (Netherlands)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
7
7
5

2008-09-07
19:30
 Egypt (EGY) 3 – 0  Brazil (BRA) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee(s): Anton Probst (Germany)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
8
14
17

2008-09-08
15:30
 Iran (IRI) 3 – 0  Brazil (BRA) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee(s): Viktor Feldshteyn (Ukraine)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
9
11
8

2008-09-09
11:35
 Iran (IRI) 3 – 0  Egypt (EGY) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,800
Referee(s): Khalid Salem Shanishah (Libya)
27
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
12
18

2008-09-09
19:30
 Brazil (BRA) 3 – 0  Japan (JPN) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1,000
Referee(s): An Qi (China)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
20
17
10

2008-09-10
15:30
 Egypt (EGY) 3 – 0  Japan (JPN) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 600
Referee(s): Xia Xin (China)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
8
11
15

Final Round[edit]

  Semifinals            
  A1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3  
  B2   Egypt 0   Gold medal game
      A1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 0
  Semifinals   B1   Iran 3
  B1   Iran 3
  A2   Russia 0   Bronze medal game
    B2   Egypt 2
    A2   Russia 3

Semifinals[edit]

2008-09-12
12:30
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 3 – 0  Egypt (EGY) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 400
Referee(s): Anton Probst (Germany)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
18
21
20

2008-09-12
18:00
 Iran (IRI) 3 – 0  Russia (RUS) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee(s): Gabor Karadi (Hungary)
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
22
13
20

Bronze medal match[edit]

2008-09-15
16:00
 Egypt (EGY) 2 – 3  Russia (RUS) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 2,400
Referee(s): Martijn Meulenkamp (Netherlands)
25
16
25
20
9
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
22
25
19
25
15

Gold medal match[edit]

2008-09-15
18:30
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 0 – 3  Iran (IRI) China Agricultural University Gymnasium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee(s): Viktor Feldshteyn (Ukraine)
22
18
22
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25

5-8 Classification[edit]

  5-8Semifinals            
  A3   China 3  
  B4   Japan 0   5-6 game
      A3   China 3
  5-8Semifinals   B3   Brazil 1
  B3   Brazil 3
  A4   Iraq 1   7-8 game
    B4   Japan 0
    A4   Iraq 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Men's Volleyball at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Men's Sitting Volleyball at the 2008 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Women's Volleyball at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ Ng, Kwok (2012). When Sitting is Not Resting: Sitting Volleyball. Bloomington, IL: Authorhouse. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-4772-1789-4. 

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