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Disabled Sport - Sitting volleyball

Sitting volleyball, a Paralympic discipline, gives players the same sensations as standing volleyball. Although less powerful, the attacks require solid reflexes to be able to save the balls. A physical sport, it often requires players to lie on the ground. Technique is paramount, as is speed of reaction. Sitting volleyball is open to all athletes with a physical disability who meet the classifications for sitting volleyball. Eligible athletes must have cerebral palsy, paralysis of the limbs, locked or ankylosis of the joints or a progressive disease such as muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis, or have one or more partially amputated limbs.