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Rwanda Female Paralympics’ Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The national female Sitting Paralympics’ team has continued to make history by making the small Africa nation proud by qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Games scheduled in Japan.

Rwandan women’s team qualified after coming from behind in the final round of the 2019 African Sitting Volleyball Championships  to beat Egypt 3-1(25-22, 26-28, 15-25, 18-25)  at Amahoro Petit Stadium

The ladies started strong, defeating the Kenya in straight sets (25-08, 25-17, 25-21) in the opening game of the 2019 African Sitting Volleyball Championships before proceeding with first second win against North Africans to remain unbeaten in the round robin format tournament.

This year’s African Paralympics’ Games, saw the withdraw other teams including Nigeria and Zimbabwe  at the last minute.

Only three teams participated in the tournament.

As winners of the showpiece, Rwanda automatically secures a ticket to represent Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics’ Games.

2019 Para Volley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships – Full results Sunday | 15/09/2019 •09:00 | Rwanda 3-0 Kenya (25-08, 25-17, 25-21) •14:00 | Egypt 3-0 Kenya (25-22, 25-23, 25-17) •19:00 | Rwanda 3-1 Egypt (26-24, 25-15, 25-22,25-20) Monday | 16/09/2019 •09:00 | Rwanda 3-0 Kenya (25-23, 25-13, 25-14) •14:00 | Egypt 3-1 Kenya (24-26, 25-21, 30-28, 25-19) •19:00 | Rwanda 3-1 Egypt (25-15, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22) Tuesday | 17/09/2019 •17:00 | Rwanda – Egypt (22-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-18)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

•Best Server: Khalil Esraa (EGY) •Best Receiver: Nyiraneza Solange (RWA) •Best Setter: Bazubagira Claudine (RWA) •Best Spiker: Mukobwankawe Liliane (RWA) •Best Blocker: Umutoni Clementine (RWA) •Best Libero: Mukobwankawe Liliane (RWA) •MVP: Nyirambarushimana Sandrine (RWA

 

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