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Goalball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Goalball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Goalball
at the XV Paralympic Games
Goalball, Rio 2016.png
Venue Future Arena
Dates 8–16 September 2016
Competitors 120 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Lithuania (men)
 Turkey (women)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States (men)
 China (women)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil (men)
 United States (women)
2012
2020

Contents

MedallistsEdit

QualifyingEdit

10 men's and 10 women's teams qualified for the Games.[2]

MenEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil (BRA)
2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships 30 June – 5 July 2014   Espoo 2   Finland (FIN)
  United States (USA)
2015 IBSA World Games 10–17 May 2015   Seoul 3   Lithuania (LTU)
  Sweden (SWE)
  Germany (GER)[3]
2015 European Championships 2–11 July 2015   Kaunas 1   Turkey (TUR)
2015 Parapan American Games 7–15 August 2015   Toronto 1   Canada (CAN)
2015 Asian/Pacific Championships 5–13 November 2015   Hangzhou 1   China (CHN)
2016 African Championships 29 February – 4 March 2016   Algiers 1   Algeria (ALG)
Total 10

WomenEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil (BRA)
2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships 30 June–5 July 2014   Espoo 2   United States (USA)
  Turkey (TUR)
2015 IBSA World Games 10–17 May 2015   Seoul 3   Israel (ISR)
  China (CHN)
  Australia (AUS)[4]
2015 European Championships 2–11 July 2015   Kaunas 1   Ukraine (UKR)
2015 Parapan American Games 7–15 August 2015   Toronto 1   Canada (CAN)
2015 Asian/Pacific Championships 5–13 November 2015   Hangzhou 1   Japan (JPN)
2016 African Championships 29 February - 4 March 2016   Algiers 1   Algeria (ALG)
Total 10

Men's tournamentEdit

Competition formatEdit

The ten men's teams were divided into two equal groups for a single round robin group stage. The top four teams of each group advanced to the quarter finals. All matches in the second stage were knock-out format.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 4 4 0 0 42 15 +27 12 Quarter-finals
2   Sweden 4 3 0 1 33 23 +10 9
3   Germany 4 1 0 3 24 26 −2 3
4   Canada 4 1 0 3 26 39 −13 3
5   Algeria 4 1 0 3 25 47 −22 3
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Lithuania 4 4 0 0 35 22 +13 12 Quarter-finals
2   United States 4 2 0 2 21 18 +3 6
3   Turkey 4 2 0 2 20 23 −3 6
4   China 4 1 0 3 25 28 −3 3
5   Finland 4 1 0 3 24 34 −10 3

Knock-out roundEdit

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
14 September
 
 
  Brazil 10
 
15 September
 
  China 3
 
  Brazil 1
 
14 September
 
  United States 10
 
  United States 7
 
16 September
 
  Germany 6
 
  United States 8
 
14 September
 
  Lithuania 14
 
  Lithuania 5
 
15 September
 
  Canada 4
 
  Lithuania 7
 
14 September
 
  Sweden 2 Bronze medal
 
  Sweden 5
 
16 September
 
  Turkey 1
 
  Brazil (a.e.t.) 6
 
 
  Sweden 5
 

Women's tournamentEdit

Competition formatEdit

The ten women's teams were divided into two equal groups for a single round robin group stage. The top four teams of each group advanced to the quarter finals. All matches in the second stage were knock-out format.

The Algerian women's team did not show up in time for its matches against the United States or Israel. The team missed connecting flights in Rome after setting out from a training camp in Poland. There were suspicions of a boycott. The International Paralympic Committee's spokesman, Craig Spence, said: "They are still sticking to their story that they suffered the worst transport issues known to man. Whether we believe it is a question mark and we are looking into it."[5] Their first two games were recorded as 10–0 walkover wins for the other team.[5] The team of Algeria arrived in Rio on 11 September. Spence remarked: "Fingers crossed they can manage to travel from the (Athletes') Village to the goalball venue in less than six days."[5]

Group stageEdit

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 4 3 0 1 25 7 +18 9 Quarter-finals
2   United States 4 3 0 1 25 13 +12 9
3   Japan 4 2 1 1 13 8 +5 7
4   Israel 4 1 1 2 16 15 +1 4
5   Algeria 4 0 0 4 1 37 −36 0
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Turkey 4 4 0 0 37 11 +26 12 Quarter-finals
2   China 4 3 0 1 21 14 +7 9
3   Canada 4 2 0 2 16 22 −6 6
4   Ukraine 4 0 1 3 9 17 −8 1
5   Australia 4 0 1 3 6 25 −19 1

Knock-out roundEdit

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
14 September
 
 
  Brazil 10
 
15 September
 
  Ukraine 0
 
  Brazil 3
 
14 September
 
  China 4
 
  China 5
 
16 September
 
  Japan 3
 
  China 1
 
14 September
 
  Turkey 4
 
  Turkey 15
 
15 September
 
  Israel 5
 
  Turkey 11
 
14 September
 
  United States 1 Bronze medal
 
  United States 2
 
16 September
 
  Canada 0
 
  Brazil 2
 
 
  United States 3
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  2. ^ Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Qualification Guide
  3. ^ [China originally qualified on the World Games. However, when China took the Asia/Pacific qualifiying place, the World Games place was given to the next highest ranked team, Germany]
  4. ^ [Russia had originally qualified as World Championship silver medalist. With the country's ban from the Games, Australia inherited a berth as the next-ranked team from the World Games.]
  5. ^ a b c "io Paralympics: Algeria goalball team 'did not boycott' games". BBC. 11 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.