Asian Para Games;

Iranian goalball teams win gold, bronze medals

October 12, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran’s men's goalball team defeated China 8-3 in the final game of the third edition of the Asian Para Games on Friday.

Iran defended their gold medal in Jakarta after they pummeled China 10-0 in Incheon, South Korea.

South Korea won the bronze medal, beating Japan 8-3.

Earlier on the day, Iran’s women’s team had claimed a bronze medal in the Games.

Iran beat Thailand 4-3 in the bronze medal match.

Japan’s women team earned gold medal by beating China 5-3 in the final match.

Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal.

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