Iran got closer to Rio 2016 by defeating China: Raul Lozano

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team’s coach Raul Lozano said the victory over China was a big step toward reaching the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.

Iran defeated China 3-2 (26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 17-25, 18-16) at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Thursday.

“There was too much pressure and attention on both teams today,” Lozano said.

“I am happy that we won in the end and got closer to qualifying to the Rio 2016 Olympics Games,” he added.

Iran will face Poland on Saturday.

By Tasnim News Agency