Goalball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics – Women's tournament

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Goalball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics was held at the Copper Box.

The women's tournament in goalball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics was contested from 30 August to 7 September.[1] 28 matches were played; 20 in the group play, 4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals, a bronze medal match, and a gold medal match.

Ten teams participated, with six athletes per team.[1] Japan won the gold medal by beating China in the final,[2][3] while Sweden beat Finland in the match for bronze.[2]

Competition format[edit]

The teams were divided into two equal groups for a single round robin group stage. The top four teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals. All matches in the second stage were knock-out format.[4]

Participating teams[edit]

Venue[edit]

All matches were played in the Copper Box.[1][5]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (BST/UTC+1)

Group C[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China 4 4 0 0 28 4 +24 12
 Great Britain 4 2 1 1 10 9 +1 7
 Brazil 4 2 0 2 8 15 −7 6
 Finland 4 1 1 2 10 13 −3 4
 Denmark 4 0 0 4 3 18 −15 0
30 August 2012
18:30
v
China  7 – 1  Great Britain Copper Box, London
Referees: Janned Ahokas (FIN), Dawna Christy (CAN)
Wang R. 4
Chen 2
Lin 1
Report Sharkey 1
30 August 2012
19:45
v
Denmark  0 – 2  Brazil Copper Box, London
Referees: Hooshang Shariati (IRI), Vilma Venckutonyte (LTU)
Report Bonfim Vieira dos Santos 2
31 August 2012
15:00
v
Finland  1 – 1  Great Britain Copper Box, London
Referees: Morten Hammershoi (DEN), Ali Aldarsony (KSA)
Leppänen 1 Report Luke 1
31 August 2012
16:15
v
Brazil  0 – 8  China Copper Box, London
Referees: Juha Vuokila (FIN), Dina Murdie (GBR)
Report Wang S. 5
Chen 1
Lin 1
Ju 1
1 September 2012
21:00
v
Denmark  2 – 3  Finland Copper Box, London
Referees: Christl Daentler (GER), Tony Connolly (USA)
Jørgensen 2 Report Leppänen 2
Heikkinen 1
2 September 2012
09:00
v
Great Britain  3 – 1  Brazil Copper Box, London
Referees: Ali Aldarsony (KSA), Morten Hammershoi (DEN)
Sharkey 2
Luke 1
Report de Souza 1
3 September 2012
13:45
v
China  8 – 1  Denmark Copper Box, London
Referees: Tony Connolly (USA), Ali Aldarsony (KSA)
Chen 4
Wang S. 3
Ju 1
Report Jørgensen 1
3 September 2012
15:00
v
Brazil  5 – 4  Finland Copper Box, London
4 September 2012
09:00
v
Great Britain  5 – 0  Denmark Copper Box, London
Referees: Kimberly Anderson (USA), Shinji Mizuno (JPN)
Sharkey 3
Luke 1
Ottaway 1
Report
4 September 2012
10:15
v
Finland  2 – 5  China Copper Box, London
Referees: Bulent Kimyon (TUR), Launel Scott (CAN)
Hynninen 1
Somerkivi 1
Report Wang R. 4
Chen 1

Group D[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 9
 Japan 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
 Sweden 4 2 1 1 11 11 0 7
 United States 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 6
 Australia 4 0 0 4 7 17 −10 0
30 August 2012
21:00
v
United States  5 – 1  Sweden Copper Box, London
Referees: Yasser Oman (EGY), Warrick Jackes (AUS)
Armbruster 3
Czechowski 1
Miller 1
Report Jälmestål 1
31 August 2012
09:00
v
Australia  1 – 3  Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Hooshang Shariati (IRI), Yasser Omar (EGY)
Esdaile 1 Report Adacho 2
Komiya 1
1 September 2012
13:45
v
Canada  1 – 2  Sweden Copper Box, London
Referees: Bulent Kimyor (TUR), Thomas Bärz (GER)
Kneebone 1 Report Gustavsson 2
1 September 2012
15:00
v
Japan  2 – 1  United States Copper Box, London
2 September 2012
10:15
v
Australia  1 – 3  Canada Copper Box, London
Referees: Juha Vuokila (FIN), Dina Murdie (GBR)
Christensen 1 Report Kneebone 2
Morin 1
2 September 2012
11:30
v
Sweden  0 – 0  Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Tony Collonny (USA), Christl Däntler (GER)
Report
3 September 2012
18:30
v
United States  3 – 0  Australia Copper Box, London
Referees: Thomas Baerz (GER), Bulent Kimyon (TUR)
Armbruster 3 Report
3 September 2012
19:45
v
Japan  0 – 1  Canada Copper Box, London
4 September 2012
12:30
v
Sweden  8 – 5  Australia Copper Box, London
Referees: Hooshang Shariati (IRI), Janne Ahokas (FIN)
Gustavsson 5
Naesström 2
Jälmestål 1
Report Esdaile 3
Christensen 2
4 September 2012
13:45
v
Canada  1 – 0  United States Copper Box, London

Knock-out round[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  C1  China 5  
D4  United States 0  
  C1  China 4  
  C4  Finland 1  
D1  Canada 1
  C4  Finland 2  
    C1  China 0
  D2  Japan 1
  C2  Great Britain 1  
D3  Sweden 2  
  D3  Sweden 3 Third place
  D2  Japan 4  
D2  Japan 2 C4  Finland 1
  C3  Brazil 0   D3  Sweden 5

Quarter-finals[edit]

5 September 2012
09:00
v
China  5 – 0  United States Copper Box, London
Referees: Dawna Christy (CAN), Juha Vuokila (FIN)
Chen 2
Wang S. 2
Lin 1
Report
5 September 2012
10:30
v
Japan  2 – 0  Brazil Copper Box, London
Report
5 September 2012
12:45
v
Great Britain  1 – 2  Sweden Copper Box, London
Referees: Carla Da Matta (BRA), Thomas Baerz (GER)
Sharkey 1 Report Gustavsson 2
5 September 2012
14:15
v
Canada  1 – 2  Finland Copper Box, London

Semi-finals[edit]

6 September 2012
13:30
v
China  4 – 1  Finland Copper Box, London
Referees: Dawna Christy (CAN), Carla Da Matta (BRA)
Chen 2
Lin 1
Wang S. 1
Report Leppänen 1
6 September 2012
15:00
v
Sweden  3 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Dina Murdie (GBR), Launel Scott (CAN)
Gustavsson 1
Jälmestål 1
Wåglund 1
Report Komiya 2
Adachi 1
Urata 1

Bronze medal match[edit]

7 September 2012
13:30
v
Finland  1 – 5  Sweden Copper Box, London
Referees: Carla Da Matta (BRA), Kimberly Anderson (USA)
Heikkinen 1 Report Naesström 2
Gustavsson 2
Jälmestål 1

Gold medal match[edit]

7 September 2012
15:00
v
China  0 – 1  Japan Copper Box, London
Report Adachi 1

Final rankings[edit]

Source: [1]

Statistics[edit]

Leading goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player MP G P T
1  Chen Fengqing (CHN) 7 12 0 12
2  Malin Gustavsson (SWE) 7 9 2 11
 Wang Shasha (CHN) 6 10 1 11
4  Katja Heikkinen (FIN) 7 7 2 9
5  Wang Ruixue (CHN) 4 5 3 8
6  Jen Armbruster (USA) 5 3 4 7
 Anna Sharkey (GBR) 5 7 0 7
8  Akiko Adachi (JPN) 6 4 2 6
9  Nicole Esdaile (AUS) 4 4 0 4
 Josefine Jälmestål (SWE) 7 3 1 4
 Amy Kneebone (CAN) 5 3 1 4
 Krista Leppänen (FIN) 7 3 1 4
 Lin Shan (CHN) 7 4 0 4
 Sofia Naesström (SWE) 7 4 0 4

Source: [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Goalball – About". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Japan and Finland win Goalball gold". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Champions revel in golden delight". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women's Goalball – Competition Format". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Copper Box – Goalball". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • "Goalball". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 2 November 2012.