paralympics (sitting volleyball)

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The court

The net is 3 .7 feet tall for men and 3.4 feet tall for women. The attack line is 6.5 feet long. The court is 32.5 by 19.5 feet. There are 6 people from each team on the court at once.


The Athletes

The athletes half to have some type of disabiliaty with their legs.


The History

Sitting volleyball emerged in the netherlands in the 1950s, a combination of volleyball and a german game called sitzbal. The standing version of volleyball, which first appeared in the paralympics in 1976, was dropped from the program after 2000.