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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
VenueFuture Arena
Dates8–16 September 2016
Competitors120 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-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
14 September
 
 
  Brazil10
 
15 September
 
  China3
 
  Brazil1
 
14 September
 
  United States10
 
  United States7
 
16 September
 
  Germany6
 
  United States8
 
14 September
 
  Lithuania14
 
  Lithuania5
 
15 September
 
  Canada4
 
  Lithuania7
 
14 September
 
  Sweden2 Bronze medal
 
  Sweden5
 
16 September
 
  Turkey1
 
  Brazil (a.e.t.)6
 
 
  Sweden5
 

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-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
14 September
 
 
  Brazil10
 
15 September
 
  Ukraine0
 
  Brazil3
 
14 September
 
  China4
 
  China5
 
16 September
 
  Japan3
 
  China1
 
14 September
 
  Turkey4
 
  Turkey15
 
15 September
 
  Israel5
 
  Turkey11
 
14 September
 
  United States1 Bronze medal
 
  United States2
 
16 September
 
  Canada0
 
  Brazil2
 
 
  United States3
 

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 qualifying 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.