Hungary struck gold at the 2022 Sitting Volleyball European Championship B after overpowering Slovenia 3-1 (18-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18) in the final in Rouen.
Slovenia had already lost most of their momentum after the first set and an attempt to retake the lead in the third proved fruitless.
Hungary were in control throughout the fourth set and though Slovenia were desperately trying to catch up, the Magyars reach match point with six to spare before Szabolcs Zarandi pounded away the last ball.
Hungary finish the three-day tournament undefeated in six matches, having dropped only two sets on the way – both to Slovenia in pool play and in the final.
Both teams earn tickets to next year’s European Championship in Italy, alongside Latvia who shut out Great Britain 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-20) to take the bronze medal.
Latvia regrouped after their dramatic semifinal defeat to Slovenia to pick up the bronze medal of the 2022 Sitting Volleyball European Championship B with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-20) sweep of Great Britain.
The Baltic side led early and remained in total control of the match throughout all three sets, never losing sight of the bronze medal.
The third-place ranking earns Latvia a ticket to next year’s European Championship in Italy.
For additional information on ranking and matches played, check out the dedicated competition website – https://ec2022b.paravolley.eu/
This last competition of 2022 concludes a very successful year for the ParaVolley disciplines, both indoor and beach. 2023 looks promising with the same number or more events planned for clubs and national teams. Watch this space!