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Women's Russian National Team in Goalball won the World Championships in Sweden

08 June 2018

The Women's Russian National Team in Goalball won the World Championships in Sweden.

In the final game, our athletes defeated the Turkish national team with a score of 4-3. The first half ended with a score of 2-0 in our favor, both goals scored by Irina Arestova.

In the second half Sevda Altunoli leveled the score, having two goals.

Then, Irina Arestova and Zeyner Cikla scored per one goal.

Final score in the match set Arina Gerasimova, bringing the team 4 points.

In the semi-final our team beat Canada 11-5, and Turkey - Brazil - 5-2.

The bronze medalist became Brazil, who beat Canada 7-2.

World Champions have become:

- Irina Arestova (Krasnodar Territory), number 4,

- Arina Gerasimova (Vologda region), number 9,

- Victoria Leontief (Tula region). number 6,

- Anastasia Mazur (Kaluga region / Moscow region), number 5,

- Evgeniya Semina (Kaluga region), number 2,

- Anna Shevchenko (Vologda region), number 3,

Head coach of the Russian national Goal ball team, Honored coach of Russia - Ilkam Nabiyev.

The Russian Paralympic Committee congratulates the Russian women's national Goalball team with a victory in the World Championship and wishes successes in the upcoming competitions!

Goalball is a summer Paralympic sport, exclusively for athletes with visual impairments. Each athlete must wear opaque masks. The match consists of two halves of 12 minutes. The task of the game is to throw the ball into the opponents' goal. Players of another team can block the ball with their body. The ball emits sounds while traveling through the field, which allows the athletes to orientate on it. In this regard, in the hall for the competition should be a complete silence.

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