Goalball World Championships

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The IBSA Goalball World Championships is an international goalball tournament held every four years, since 1978, between Paralympic Games goalball tournaments.[1] It is organised by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Subcommittee.

A 'world' youth-level championships was created in 2005. It was not officially recognised in the Rules until the 2014–2017 version, and has no prescribed selection process unlike the World Championships or Paralympic Games tournaments. Games are undertaken with the standard 1.25 kilograms (2.8 lb) competition ball.

HostingsEdit

1978 VoecklamarktEdit

The inaugural world championships were held in Vöcklamarkt, Austria. Final ranked men's teams were: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Canada, United States of America, South Africa, Great Britain.[2]

1982 IndianapolisEdit

The 1982 Goalball World Championships was held at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: United States of America, The Netherlands, Egypt, Canada, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Yugoslavia, Israel, France, Mexico.
Women: United States of America, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, Austria, Mexico.

1986 RoermondEdit

The 1986 Goalball World Championships was held at Roermond, The Netherlands. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Yugoslavia, Israel, Egypt, United States of America, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Finland, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Australia, France.
Women: United States of America, Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Belgium, Egypt.

1990 CalgaryEdit

The 1990 Goalball World Championships was held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, Israel, United States of America, Canada, Finland, The Netherlands, USSR, Great Britain, Hungary, Australia.
Women: Denmark, United States of America, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, South Korea.

1994 Colorado SpringsEdit

The 1994 Goalball World Championships was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Finland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Canada, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, United States of America, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Mexico.
Women: Finland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, United States of America, Mexico.

1998 MadridEdit

The 1998 Goalball World Championships was held in Madrid, Spain. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Slovenia, Spain, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Finland, United States of America, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Kuwait, Egypt, Algeria, Mexico.
Women: Finland, Sweden, United States of America, Great Britain, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, Argentina.

2002 Rio de JaneiroEdit

The 2002 Goalball World Championships was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new long ball penalty rule was played (the ball must bounce once in each of the neutral areas), but quickly dismissed and the penalty reverted to the previous rule (the ball must bounce at least once in one or both of the neutral areas). There were fourteen men's and ten women's teams. The pools were:

Men:
Pool A: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain.
Pool B: Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, United States of America.
Women:
Pool A: Canada, Denmark, The Netherland, South Korea, United States of America.
Pool B: Brazil, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden.

Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Sweden, Lithuania, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Australia, United States of America, Algeria, South Korea, Japan.
Women: United States of America, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Japan, South Korea.

2006 SpartanburgEdit

The 2006 Goalball World Championships was held in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America. Hall 1 was in the main basketball court of the University of South Carolina Upstate, while Hall 2 was at the nearby Lone Oak Elementary School. Most athletes stayed in the residences of the university.

The teams were:[2]

Men: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United States of America.
Women: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, United States of America.

2010 SheffieldEdit

The 2010 Goalball World Championships was held in Sheffield, England, from 20 to 25 June 2010.[3] The tournament was held in both halls of the English Institute of Sport. Officials and many athletes stayed at the Novotel Hotel in the Sheffield City Centre. Sponsorship and many volunteers were provided by Cadbury and other corporations. The organising committee used the Twitter account 'worldgoalball'.

There were sixteen men's and twelve women's teams. The pools were:[2]

Men
Pool A: Algeria, Belgium (12th), Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, United States of America.
Pool B: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Hungary (11th), Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Women
Pool X: Australia, Canada, Greece (12th), Israel, Sweden, United States of America.
Pool Y: China, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain (11th), Japan, Russia.

2014 EspooEdit

The 2014 Goalball World Championships was held in Espoo, Finland, from 30 June to 5 July 2014.[4] A webcam was also used to broadcast the games at the tournament.

The pools were:[2]

Men
Pool A: Algeria, Spain, Iran, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, United States of America
Pool B: Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Canada, China, Lithuania, Turkey.
Women
Pool X: Japan, Germany, Finland, Turkey, United States of America, Russia
Pool Y: Brazil, Iran, Israel, China, Sweden, Ukraine.

2018 MalmöEdit

 
Finalists of the women's division of the 2018 IBSA Goalball World Championships in Malmö, Sweden. Shows gold medal Russia (mid), silver medal Turkey (right), and start of bronze medal Brazil (left).

The 2018 Goalball World Championships were held at Malmö, Sweden, for Sunday 3 to Friday 8 June 2018, with 16 men's teams and 12 women's teams. The international subcommittee has determined the 2014–2017 Rules about the world championships will apply in 2018. The 2018–2021 Rules states there will be 16 men's and 16 women's teams, which may be the format for the 2022 championships.

Held at the Baltiska Hallen sports and entertainment centre, Hall 2 was at the Baltiska träningshallen. The warm-up court was across the road from the main halls.[5] The pools are:

Men:
Pool A: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey.
Pool B: Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Japan, United States of America.
Women:
Pool X: Australia, Israel, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Turkey.
Pool Y: Algeria, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, United States of America.

Final standings were (starting with first place):[6]

Men:
Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, USA, Iran, China, Sweden, Japan, Turkey, Algeria, Canada, Argentina, Czech Republic, Australia, Egypt.
Women:
Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Canada, Japan, USA, Algeria, Australia, Greece, China, Israel, Sweden.

2022 HangzhouEdit

The 2022 Goalball World Championships are scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, for Sunday 3 to Friday 15 July 2022.[7]

World championship resultsEdit

MenEdit

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1978
  (Voecklamarkt)   Germany   Austria   Denmark   Italy
1982
  (Indianapolis)   United States   Netherlands   Egypt   Canada
1986
  (Roermond)   Yugoslavia   Israel   Egypt   United States
1990
  (Calgary)   Germany   Italy   Yugoslavia   Israel
1994
  (Colorado Springs)   Finland   Italy   Slovenia   Spain
1998
  (Madrid)   Slovenia   Spain   Lithuania   Denmark
2002
  (Rio de Janeiro)   Sweden   Lithuania   Slovenia   Denmark
2006
  (Spartanburg)   Lithuania   Sweden   United States   Slovenia
2010
  (Sheffield)   Lithuania   China   Iran   United States
2014
  (Espoo)   Brazil 9–1   Finland   United States 4–2   Lithuania
2018
  (Malmö)   Brazil 8–3   Germany   Belgium 9–2   Lithuania
Men's medal count
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Lithuania (LTU)2114
2  Germany (GER)2103
3  Brazil (BRA)2002
4  Finland (FIN)1102
  Sweden (SWE)1102
6  Slovenia (SLO)1023
  United States (USA)1023
8  Yugoslavia (YUG)1012
9  Italy (ITA)0202
10  Austria (AUT)0101
  China (CHN)0101
  Israel (ISR)0101
  Netherlands (NED)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
15  Egypt (EGY)0022
16  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Denmark (DEN)0011
  Iran (IRI)0011
Totals (18 nations)11111133

WomenEdit

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1982
  (Indianapolis)   United States   Denmark   Canada   Netherlands
1986
  (Roermond)   United States   Denmark   Netherlands   Finland
1990
  (Calgary)   Denmark   United States   Finland   Germany
1994
  (Colorado Springs)   Finland   Germany   Sweden   Denmark
1998
  (Madrid)   Finland   Sweden   United States   Great Britain
2002
  (Rio de Janeiro)   United States   Canada   Netherlands   Germany
2006
  (Spartanburg)   Canada   China   United States   Denmark
2010
  (Sheffield)   China   United States   Sweden   Canada
2014
  (Espoo)   United States 3–0   Russia   Turkey 3–0   Japan
2018
  (Malmö)   Russia 4–3   Turkey   Brazil 7–2   Canada
Women's medal count
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)4228
2  Finland (FIN)2013
3  Denmark (DEN)1203
4  Canada (CAN)1113
5  China (CHN)1102
  Russia (RUS)1102
7  Sweden (SWE)0123
8  Turkey (TUR)0112
9  Germany (GER)0101
10  Netherlands (NED)0022
11  Brazil (BRA)0011
Totals (11 nations)10101030

Youth championship resultsEdit

2005 ColoradoEdit

The 2005 Junior World Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America. There were boys teams (including Canada, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America), and three national girls teams (Great Britain, South Africa, United States of America).

2007 ColoradoEdit

On 14 July 2007, the IBSA World Youth and Student Games 2007 were held.[1] Eight countries attended, eight boys teams (Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Thailand, United States of America) and four girls teams (Canada, Germany, Russia, United States of America).

  • Final boys ranking: Germany (1st), United States of America (2nd), Hungary (3rd), Canada, Lithuania, Russia, Brazil, Thailand.
  • Final girls ranking: United States of America (1st), Germany (2nd), Russia (3rd), Canada.

2009 ColoradoEdit

From 16 to 19 July 2009, the IBSA World Youth and Student Championships, in conjunction with the 2009 IBSA Pan American Games, were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[8]

Six countries attended, six boys teams (Bolivia, Canada, Germany, Kuwait, Russia, United States of America), and four girls teams (Canada, Germany, Russia, United States of America).

  • Final boys ranking: United States of America (1st), Canada (2nd), Germany (3rd), Russia.
  • Final girls ranking: Russia (1st).

2011 ColoradoEdit

From 14 July 2011, the IBSA World Youth and Student Championships and Pan Am Games, also known as the 2011 IBSA World Youth Championships, were held at Colorado College's El Pomar Gymnasium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[9]

Athletes were to be at least twelve years old on 13 July 2011 and not older than nineteen years old on 18 July 2011, and have a visual impairment classification of B1, B2, or B3.[10]

  • Final boys ranking: South Korea (1st), Germany (2nd).
  • Final girls ranking: Russia (1st).

2013 ColoradoEdit

From 13 July 2013, the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[1] Ten countries attended, nine boys teams (Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America) and seven girls teams (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, South Korea, United States of America).[11]

  • Final boys ranking: Japan (1st), United States of America (2nd), Brazil (3rd), Canada (4th).
  • Final girls ranking: Russia (1st), Brazil (2nd), United States of America (3rd), Australia (4th).

2015 ColoradoEdit

From 26 July 2015 to 1 August 2013, the 2015 IBSA World Youth Games Goalball Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[1][12] Seven countries attended, six boys teams (Canada, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Sweden, United States of America) and five girls teams (Canada, China, Germany, South Korea, United States of America).

2017 HungaryEdit

From 30 June 2017 to 9 July 2017, the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships were held in Budaörs, Hungary.[14] Organised by the Hungarian Paralympic Committee together with the Hungarian Handball Federation, athletes were to be no older than 19 as of 31 December 2017, and a visual impairment classification of B1, B2, or B3. Eleven countries attended, ten boys teams (Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United States of America), and nine girls teams (Australia, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Russia, South Korea, Spain, United States of America).[15]

  • Final boys ranking: United States of America (1st), Brazil (2nd), Russia (3rd), Hungary, Poland, Israel, Sweden, South Korea, Germany, Spain.
  • Final girls ranking: Australia (1st), Russia (2nd), Brazil (3rd), Germany, United States of America, Israel, South Korea, Hungary, Spain.[16]

2019 AustraliaEdit

From Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2019 as competition days, the eighth IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships were held in Penrith, Sydney, Australia.[17] Organised by the New South Wales Goalball Association together with Goalball Australia and Blind Sports Australia, eight countries are expected to attend, six boys teams (Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Poland, Sweden, Thailand), and six girls teams (Australia, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, South Korea, Thailand).[18]

  • Final boys ranking: Thailand (1st), Brazil (2nd), Sweden (3rd), Poland, South Korea, Australia.
  • Final girls ranking: Brazil (1st), Australia (2nd), Great Britain (3rd), South Korea, Germany, Thailand.[19]

2022 São PauloEdit

The 2021 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships were scheduled to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, for Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 July 2021.[20][21] Due to a busy 2021 competition year with rescheduled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced the tournament is to be held on Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 March 2022.[22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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