Dec 13, 2017, 7:08 PM
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Iran goalball team runner-up in Asian Para Games

Tehran, Dec 13, IRNA – Iranian female goalball team ranked second in the 3rd Asian Youth Para Games which is underway in Dubai, the UAE.

After being overpowered by China, Iranian female squad received silver medal.

Iran had defeated Thailand but was overshined by China three times.

Meanwhile, the Iranian male goalball team hit South Korea 7-1 and snatched bronze medal.

The Iranian squad with 114 athletes participated in 7 sport fields.

The 2017 Asian Youth Para Games will continue in the UAE until December 14.

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. The ball is thrown by hand and never kicked. Using ear-hand coordination, originating as a rehabilitation exercise, the sport has no able-bodied equivalent.

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