Paralympics.ca, July 22, 2021
Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee
Melfort’s Julie Kozun was among the 11 athletes named to represent Canada in women’s sitting volleyball by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Volleyball Canada at the Tokyo Paralympic Games next month.
All 11 athletes are returning from the bronze medal performance at the 2019 Parapan Am Games including Kozun. She is one of three on the roster making their Paralympic debut.
Canada earned a spot at the Paralympics with a victory in its last-chance qualification tournament hosted in Halifax in February 2020. It is the second straight appearance for Canada in the sport at the Games.
The red and white are ranked fifth in the world and will compete against seven countries including USA, China, Italy, Brazil, Rwanda, Japan and the Russian Paralympic Committee. The schedule for the event will be determined at a later date.
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