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Iran volleyball gets silver in Paralympics

Source: JameJam

The Iranian squad accepted defeat against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday getting the silver of the men's Sitting Volleyball competition at 2012 Paralympics in London.

Iran's Volleyball team

A final match between Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina saw on Saturday the latter claim gold in the men's Sitting Volleyball competition. Defending champions Iran accepted a 3-1 loss against Bosnia at ExCeL, according to media sources.

On day 10 of the Paralympic Games, the Balkan team, which were seven-times European champions won three sets 25-21, 25-22, and 25-15 and lost one to Iran 19-25.

With straight-sets victories in the semifinal, the two sides battled for the second time in the tournament. Iran defeated Bosnia 3-1 during the group stages.

Five-time Paralympics champion Iran beat Russia 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 in the semifinal. Bosnia defeated Germany in the semifinal.

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran were the finalists in 2000, 2004 and 2008, with Iran winning in 2000 and 2008 and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004.

Earlier in the day, Germany overcame Russia 3-2 to win the bronze medal in a thrilling third-place encounter.

The 2012 London Paralympic Games come to an end on Sunday September 9.

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