Sitting volleyball: Sesi wins Brazilian men's fourth championship

Paulistas impose themselves and secure third title over Vasco

Published in 03/12/2021 - 18:57 By Lincoln Chaves - Repórter da TV Brasil e da Rádio Nacional - São Paulo

Sesi-SP won on this Friday (3) the four-time Brazilian men's volleyball seated championship by defeating Vasco by three sets to one, with partials of 12/25, 14/25, 23/25 and 10/25. The competition started on November 29 and brought together 12 teams at the Paralympic Training Center, in São Paulo.

Suzano's (SP) team's previous titles came in 2017, 2018 and 2019 - because of the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19), the Brazilian was not held in 2020. The first two were also on top of Cruzmaltino, while the the last one had been about the Corinthians/Ethics Institute.

Varying the plays, Sesi gave no chances to Vasco and opened two sets from the front. In the third partial, they had 19 to 15 on the scoreboard, but Cruzmaltino managed to turn it around, closing in 25 to 23. The reaction, however, stopped there. In the sequence, the Paulistas repeated the script at the beginning of the game, building a large advantage quickly, exceeding ten points, beating the Cariocas. A blow from setter Renato Leite, in the net, defined the set at 25-10 and guaranteed the fourth to the team led by Célio Mediato, coach of the Brazilian men's team at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan).

In the first phase, Sesi won the six games they played and lost only one set, in the last round, in a three-to-one victory over the Parasport Promotion Institute (IPP-PR), from Curitiba. In the knockout, the team from São Paulo beat Instituto Reagir-PR, from Pinhais (PR), in the quarterfinals, and Paulistano/Institutoética in the semifinals, after a battle of five sets. Paulistano, by the way, secured third place in the Brazilian Nationals by beating the IPP by three sets to zero, also this Friday, with partials of 26/24, 25/23 and 25/19.

In November, Sesi had already secured the title of the Brazilian women's sitting volleyball, held in Ourinhos (SP), by beating the Association of the Physically Disabled of Aparecida de Goiânia (Adap-GO) in the decision.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Fábio Lisboa

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