Goalball team lands 2nd at IBSA Asia/Pacific C’ships

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TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – Iranian men’s goalball squad finished vice-champion at 2017 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in Thailand.

In the final showdown of the 2017 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships in Thailand, Iranian goalball players suffered a 10-2 defeat against Chinese rivals to occupy the second position in the continental event.

Held in Thai-Japan Bangkok Youth Center in the Thai capital city of Bangkok, the tough match saw Iran’s Javad Shirdel netting two goals though the Persian side later received ten goals to finish runner-up.

Meanwhile, Iran and China, as the top two teams at the tournament, were awarded with quotas for 2018 IBSA Goalball World Championships to convene in Malmo of Sweden.

The 2017 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships started in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 19, and came to an end on August 27.

Goalball is a sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside. The object of the game is to throw the ball into the opposing team's net, while defenders attempt to block it with their bodies.

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