Australia's women have made goalball history after winning their country's first major international title at the 2017 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Youth World Championships in Hungary.
They beat Russia* 9-6 in the final to claim gold. Brazil completed the podium after beating Germany 2-0.
In the men’s event, the USA defeated Brazil 7-3 in the final. Russia came in third thanks to a hard-fought 7-6 triumph over hosts Hungary.
Men’s final standings:
8. South Korea
Women’s final standings:
7. South Korea
Full story can be found on IBSA’s website.
*Editor’s note: The International Paralympic Committee suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee on 7 August 2016 for its inability to fulfil its IPC membership responsibilities and obligations, in particular its obligation to comply with the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code (to which it is also a signatory). As a result of the suspension, Russian athletes cannot enter IPC sanctioned events or competitions, including the Paralympic Games. For further information please click here.