Canadian women's sitting volleyball on brink of Paralympic berth after advancing to Halifax final

The Canadian women's sitting volleyball team is one win away from securing a spot at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Canada defeats Slovenia to set up all-or-nothing gold-medal clash with Ukraine

The Canadian women's sitting volleyball team will play for a 2020 Paralympic spot after defeating Slovenia 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-17) at a qualifying event in Halifax on Friday. (World ParaVolley/Flickr)

The Canadian women's sitting volleyball team is one win away from securing a spot at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Canada cruised by Slovenia with a thumping 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-17) semifinal victory at a qualifying event in Halifax on Friday.

Canada remains undefeated in this win-and-you're-in, five team round-robin tournament, having dropped only one set on route to the final.

The team will now face Ukraine, who stormed back from two sets down to defeat Germany 3-2 (21-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-8) in the other semis.

Canada and Ukraine will now meet in Saturday's gold-medal match, with an Olympic berth on the line. Both top-ranked teams clashed earlier in the tournament, with Canada sweeping to a straight sets victory during round-robin play. will have live coverage of both medal games, beginning with Germany vs. Slovenia for bronze on Saturday at noon ET. The action continues at 2 p.m. ET with Canada vs. Ukraine for a shot at Paralympic glory in the gold-medal match.

WATCH | Canada defeats Slovenia in semis:

Women's Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Qualifier: Semifinal - Canada vs. Slovenia

3 years ago
Duration 1:05:26
Women's Sitting Volleyball Paralympic Qualifier from Halifax.


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