Poland hosts 6th International Goalball TournamentChina defeated Algeria in the final to take the men’s event, whilst Turkey won the women’s title following a win over Russia. 22 May 2016
China’s men and Turkey’s women took gold at the 6th edition of the International Goalball Tournament in Surprasl, Poland, between 14 and 15 May.
The tournament attracted eight men’s and eight women’s teams and served as preparation for September’s Rio Paralympic Games.
Asian champions China met the expectations in men’s Group A, defeating Ukraine 8-5, Great Britain 12-5 and Denmark 11-1 to qualify for the final.
African champions Algeria topped Group B following wins over London 2012 bronze-medallists Turkey 3-2, Belgium [Brussels] 11-5 and Romania 16-8.
In the final, China beat Algeria 5-3 to take the men’s title. Ukraine collected bronze.
In the women’s event, world silver medallists Russia and European champions Turkey remained undefeated during the first round to qualify for the final, where the latter triumphed 3-1 to claim gold. China picked up the bronze.