Wednesday 08 December 2021

Ayatollah Khamenei praises Iranian volleyballers after Asian championship

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appreciated the Iranian men’s volleyball team on winning the Asian crown for the fourth time.

Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday issued a letter of appreciation to the Iranian men’s volleyball team on the occasion of their victory in the 2021 Asian Volleyball Championship.


The text of the message is as follows:


“In the Name of the Most High,


The brilliant victory of the National Volleyball Team is very sweet for the Iranian nation. I sincerely thank you dear youth and your Iranian coach.


Sayyid Ali Khamenei


September 20, 2021”


On Sunday, the Iranian volleyballers, headed by Behrouz Ataei, beat Japan 3-0 at the Chiba Port Arena in the final match of the 21st Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship.


In the past 21 Asian championships, only five different teams have captured the eventual titles.


Japan has won nine titles, while Iran and Korea claimed four, China seized three and Australia won one.


It’s the first time Iran wins a title in Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship with an Iranian coach.

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