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Iran's volleyball team grabs top prize in Kazakhstan international competition

Tehran, Sept 4, IRNA -Iran's national volleyball team on Sunday received the USD 14,000 prize of an international volleyball competition in Kazakhstan at a closing ceremony held in Almaty Sports Complex.

Deputies of the Kazakh Volleyball Federation and the mayor of Almaty awarded the cup and cash prize of the 13th round of the Kazakh president's international volleyball competition at the closing ceremony held Sunday. Iranian player Mohammad Torkashvand was selected best player of the tournament.

The Iranian national team beat national volleyball teams from India, Egypt, the host country's Rahat team, Russia's Naftakhimik and Turkey's Galatasaray teams with spectacular results 3-0 all throughout the games. It received the full top grade credit of 10.

The host's team Rahat and national Indian team took second and third places, respectively, in the competions which started last Tuesday.

The victorious Iranian team is due in Tehran on Monday (today).

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