The final round of the Tokyo Paralympics and Sitting Volleyball Women's qualifying league was held today, and Japan lost to Canada with a set count of 0 to 3, and will be in the ranking match to decide 7th and 8th place with 3 consecutive losses.

Sitting volleyball is a competition played by a team of six players with disabilities such as legs, and is played while sitting on a court smaller than ordinary volleyball.



In the qualifying league held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, eight participating teams will be divided into four teams to play in a round robin, and the top two teams will advance to the semi-finals.



Japan, which is ranked 11th in the world ranking, has lost two consecutive games in the qualifying league and played against Canada, which is ranked 5th in the world, on the 1st.



In the first set, the strengthened serve decided the service ace at the key points and pulled the flow and approached Canada, which surpassed the world ranking, but struggled with the spike of the tall opponent, and the final stage 4 points were taken in a row and dropped 19 to 25.


In the second set, Japan took the lead in the early stages, but was pushed by Canada's powerful serve and was reversed without grasping the rhythm of the attack, gradually widening the gap and dropping 15 to 25.



In the third set, Japan led with a stable play from the start, but it was reversed by Canada, which aggressively attacks such as serve block, and dropped 20 to 25 and lost with a straight with a set count of 0 to 3.



Japan will face Rwanda, who is ranked 8th in the world, in the ranking match that decides 7th and 8th place on the 3rd after losing 3 consecutive games in the qualifying league.

Keywords: