Oct 30, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Iran goalball team shines in Asian Youth Para Games

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 30, IRNA – Iran’s boys goalball team snatched a gold medal in the third Asian Youth Para Games in Malaysia on Wednesday.

Iran’s girls goalball team also won the bronze medal in the contest on Tuesday.



The third Asian Youth Para Games will be wrapped up in Malaysia today.



Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes, originally devised in 1946 by the Austrian Hanz Lorenzen and German Sepp Reindle as a means of assisting the rehabilitation of visually impaired World War II veterans.



Players must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball.



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