Australia make history at goalball Youth World Champs

Aus women win first major gold medal while USA triumph in men's tournament. 11 Jul 2017
A group of female athletes celebrate with a trophy

Australia's women's team made history by winning the 2017 World Youth Goalball Championships

ⒸThe Aussie Glow

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:

1. USA

2. Brazil

3. Russia

4. Hungary

5. Poland

6. Israel

7. Sweden

8. South Korea

9. Germany

10. Spain

Women’s final standings:

1. Australia

2. Russia

3. Brazil

4. Germany

5. USA

6. Israel

7. South Korea

8. Hungary

9. Spain

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.