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Sitting Volleyball is an adaptation of volleyball for athletes with disabilities. It is a sport played between two teams of six players each on a smaller volleyball court and lowered nets that’s why the game is considered to be faster than standing volleyball. During the game, athletes are required to maintain contact between their pelvis and the ground at all times. In the game, blocking the serve is also allowed. Paralympic volleyball made its debut at the Summer Paralympics in 1976. That year, the standing form of volleyball was contested. Sitting volleyball was first introduced at the 1980 Games for men only. The women’s event became a part of the competition in 2004. Standing volleyball was last contested at the Paralympics in 2000. Since 1993, Sitting Volleyball Championships for men and women have regularly been organized.
To score more points than the opponent team by hitting the ball above and over the net so that the opponent team can’t return the ball
Two teams of six players each compete against each other. Each team may consist of two players with minimal impairments (like missing fingers or anterior cruciate ligament damage).
The playing area of sitting volleyball includes a rectangular court measuring 10 x 6 m and is divided into equal halves by a net measuring 0.8m wide and 1.15m high for men and 1.05m high for women. The halves are further divided into two halves (the front row and the back row) by the attack line on both sides of the net (2m from the net).
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She is a Paralympic sitting volleyball player from the United States. She is a part of the US women’s national sitting volleyball team who is the 2012 Paralympics champion.
He is a Paralympic sitting volleyball player from Iran who is the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games champion and is the tallest paralympian in the history.
She is a Paralympic volleyball player from the United States who has won the bronze in 2004 and silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. She has won numerous other accolades.