Ira­nian goal­ball teams win gold, bronze medals

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

TEHRAN — Iran’s men goal­ball team de­feated China 8-3 in the fi­nal game of the third edi­tion of the Asian Para Games on Fri­day.

Iran de­fended their gold medal in Jakarta af­ter they pum­meled China 10-0 in In­cheon, South Korea.

South Korea won the bronze medal, beat­ing Ja­pan 8-3.

Ear­lier on the day, Iran’s women’s team had claimed a bronze medal in the Games.

Iran beat Thai­land 4-3 in the bronze medal match.

Ja­pan’s women team earned gold medal by beat­ing China 5-3 in the fi­nal match.

Goal­ball is a team sport de­signed specif­i­cally for ath­letes with a vi­sion im­pair­ment. Par­tic­i­pants com­pete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells em­bed­ded in it into the op­po­nents’ goal.

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