Sport : Fencing
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Volleyball (sitting)Final match, 27th September 2004, Athens.
Bosnia and Herzegovina dashed the four-time Paralympic champion's
Irans' hopes of a fifth Sitting Volleyball Gold. The marathon match captivated
the Athens crowd well into the night.
Iran, which has lifted the title in 1988-2000 Paralympics, lost 3-2 and finished runner-up.
Bosnia won the first, fourth, and fifth sets 25-23 27-25
15-10 and Iran won the second and third sets 25-20 25-20.
About Sitting Volleyball
Paralympic volleyball is played in a sitting position with no classification system, apart from the minimal disability requirements of amputation or spinal cord injury etc.
The court dimensions (10m x 6m) are slightly different to olympic volleyball and the net is 1.15m high (1.05 for women). Tournament format is best of 5 sets, 8 teams playoff in the Men's and 6 teams in the Women's - 12 players in each squad. 6 Player's on each team on court, the ball hitter must always have pelvic contact with the ground when striking the ball, otherwise standard rules of volleyball apply .