KONYA, Turkey – Iran’s
Volleyball B Teamhas defeated Cameroon on Monday at the Fifth Islamic Solidarity Games, winning the championship of the men’s volleyball in the competitions held in the Turkish city of Konya.
The final stage of men’s and women’s volleyball included four matches for Monday.
The Iranian Men’s National Volleyball Team defeated Cameroon 3-1, winning a gold that marks the first team medal gained by the Islamic Republic in the Konya competitions.
The victory marks the fourth championship won by the Iranian Men’s National Volleyball Team in the Islamic Solidarity Games over the past years.
Women’s Volleyball Team Takes Silver
And also, Iran’s women’s volleyball team lost to Turkey 3-0 in the final match of the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games, securing a silver medal in the competitions.
The Iranian team lost to Turkey 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-15) in the final match.
It was Iran’s second medal in an international tournament. The team won a bronze medal in the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.
Azerbaijan won the bronze medal after defeating Cameroon 3-0 (27-25, 25-13, 25-17).
More than 6,000 athletes and officials have descended on Turkiye’s Konya to compete in the fifth edition of the Games that opened on August 9 and are due to finish on August 18. Iran’s sports caravan attended this round of competitions with 240 athletes in 16 courses.
Over 4,000 athletes from 56 countries compete in the Games in Konya.