World Goalball Championships

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The IBSA Goalball World Championships is an international goalball tournament held every four years, since 1978, between Paralympic Games goalball tournaments.[1] It is organised by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Subcommittee.

A 'world' youth-level championships was created in 2005. It was not officially recognised in the Rules until the 2014–2017 version, and has no prescribed selection process unlike the World Championships or Paralympic Games tournaments. Games are undertaken with the standard 1.25 kilograms (2.8 lb) competition ball.

Hostings[edit]

1978 Voecklamarkt[edit]

The inaugural world championships were held in Vöcklamarkt, Austria. Final ranked men's teams were: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Canada, United States of America, South Africa, Great Britain.[2]

1982 Indianapolis[edit]

The 1982 World Goalball Championships was held at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: United States of America, The Netherlands, Egypt, Canada, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Yugoslavia, Israel, France, Mexico.
Women: United States of America, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, Austria, Mexico.

1986 Roermond[edit]

The 1986 World Goalball Championships was held at Roermond, The Netherlands. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Yugoslavia, Israel, Egypt, United States of America, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Finland, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Australia, France.
Women: United States of America, Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Belgium, Egypt.

1990 Calgary[edit]

The 1990 World Goalball Championships was held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, Israel, United States of America, Canada, Finland, The Netherlands, USSR, Great Britain, Hungary, Australia.
Women: Denmark, United States of America, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, South Korea.

1994 Colorado Springs[edit]

The 1994 World Goalball Championships was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Finland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Canada, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, United States of America, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Mexico.
Women: Finland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, United States of America, Mexico.

1998 Madrid[edit]

The 1998 World Goalball Championships was held in Madrid, Spain. Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Slovenia, Spain, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Finland, United States of America, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Iran, Kuwait, Egypt, Algeria, Mexico.
Women: Finland, Sweden, United States of America, Great Britain, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, Argentina.

2002 Rio de Janeiro[edit]

The 2002 World Goalball Championships was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new long ball penalty rule was played (the ball must bounce once in each of the neutral areas), but quickly dismissed and the penalty reverted to the previous rule (the ball must bounce at least once in one or both of the neutral areas). There were fourteen men's and ten women's teams. The pools were:

Men:
Pool A: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain.
Pool B: Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, Sweden, United States of America.
Women:
Pool A: Canada, Denmark, The Netherland, South Korea, United States of America.
Pool B: Brazil, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden.

Final ranked teams were:[2]

Men: Sweden, Lithuania, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Australia, United States of America, Algeria, South Korea, Japan.
Women: United States of America, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Japan, South Korea.

2006 Spartanburg[edit]

The 2006 World Goalball Championships was held in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America. Hall 1 was in the main basketball court of the University of South Carolina Upstate, while Hall 2 was at the nearby Lone Oak Elementary School. Most athletes stayed in the residences of the university.

The teams were:[2]

Men: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United States of America.
Women: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, United States of America.

2010 Sheffield[edit]

The 2010 World Goalball Championships was held in Sheffield, England, from 20 to 25 June 2010.[3] The tournament was held in both halls of the English Institute of Sport. Officials and many athletes stayed at the Novotel Hotel in the Sheffield City Centre. Sponsorship and many volunteers were provided by Cadbury and other corporations. The organising committee used the Twitter account 'worldgoalball'.

There were sixteen men's and twelve women's teams. The pools were:[2]

Men
Pool A: Algeria, Belgium (12th), Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, United States of America.
Pool B: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Hungary (11th), Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Women
Pool X: Australia, Canada, Greece (12th), Israel, Sweden, United States of America.
Pool Y: China, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain (11th), Japan, Russia.

2014 Espoo[edit]

The 2014 World Goalball Championships was held in Espoo, Finland, from 30 June to 5 July 2014.[4] A webcam was also used to broadcast the games at the tournament.

The pools were:[2]

Men
Pool A: Algeria, Spain, Iran, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, United States of America
Pool B: Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Canada, China, Lithuania, Turkey.
Women
Pool X: Japan, Germany, Finland, Turkey, United States of America, Russia
Pool Y: Brazil, Iran, Israel, China, Sweden, Ukraine.

2018 Malmö[edit]

The 2018 World Goalball Championships were held at Malmö, Sweden, for Sunday 3 to Friday 8 June 2018, with 16 men's teams and 12 women's teams. The international subcommittee has determined the 2014–2017 Rules about the world championships will apply in 2018. The 2018–2021 Rules states there will be 16 men's and 16 women's teams, which may be the format for the 2022 championships.

Held at the Baltiska Hallen sports and entertainment centre, Hall 2 was at the Baltiska träningshallen. The warm-up court was across the road from the main halls.[5] The pools are:

Men:
Pool A: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, Lithuania, Sweden, Turkey.
Pool B: Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Japan, United States of America.
Women:
Pool X: Australia, Israel, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Turkey.
Pool Y: Algeria, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, United States of America.

Final standings were (starting with first place):[6]

Men:
Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, USA, Iran, China, Sweden, Japan, Turkey, Algeria, Canada, Argentina, Czech Republic, Australia, Egypt.
Women:
Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Canada, Japan, USA, Algeria, Australia, Greece, China, Israel, Sweden.

World championship results[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1978
Austria (Voecklamarkt)  Germany  Austria  Denmark  Italy
1982
United States (Indianapolis)  United States  Netherlands  Egypt  Canada
1986
Netherlands (Roermond)  Yugoslavia  Israel  Egypt  United States
1990
Canada (Calgary)  Germany  Italy  Yugoslavia  Israel
1994
United States (Colorado Springs)  Finland  Italy  Slovenia  Spain
1998
Spain (Madrid)  Slovenia  Spain  Lithuania  Denmark
2002
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)  Sweden  Lithuania  Slovenia  Denmark
2006
United States (Spartanburg)  Lithuania  Sweden  United States  Slovenia
2010
United Kingdom (Sheffield)  Lithuania  China  Iran  United States
2014
Finland (Espoo)  Brazil 9–1  Finland  United States 4–2  Lithuania
2018
Sweden (Malmö)  Brazil 8–3  Germany  Belgium 9–2  Lithuania
Men's medal count
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Lithuania (LTU)2114
2 Germany (GER)2103
3 Brazil (BRA)2002
4 Finland (FIN)1102
 Sweden (SWE)1102
6 Slovenia (SLO)1023
 United States (USA)1023
8 Yugoslavia (YUG)1012
9 Italy (ITA)0202
10 Austria (AUT)0101
 China (CHN)0101
 Israel (ISR)0101
 Netherlands (NED)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
15 Egypt (EGY)0022
16 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Denmark (DEN)0011
 Iran (IRI)0011
Totals (18 nations)11111133


Women[edit]

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1982
United States (Indianapolis)  United States  Denmark  Canada  Netherlands
1986
Netherlands (Roermond)  United States  Denmark  Netherlands  Finland
1990
Canada (Calgary)  Denmark  United States  Finland  Germany
1994
United States (Colorado Springs)  Finland  Germany  Sweden  Denmark
1998
Spain (Madrid)  Finland  Sweden  United States  Great Britain
2002
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)  United States  Canada  Netherlands  Germany
2006
United States (Spartanburg)  Canada  China  United States  Denmark
2010
United Kingdom (Sheffield)  China  United States  Sweden  Canada
2014
Finland (Espoo)  United States 3–0  Russia  Turkey 3–0  Japan
2018
Sweden (Malmö)  Russia 4–3  Turkey  Brazil 7–2  Canada
Women's medal count
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)4228
2 Finland (FIN)2013
3 Denmark (DEN)1203
4 Canada (CAN)1113
5 China (CHN)1102
 Russia (RUS)1102
7 Sweden (SWE)0123
8 Turkey (TUR)0112
9 Germany (GER)0101
10 Netherlands (NED)0022
11 Brazil (BRA)0011
Totals (11 nations)10101030


Youth championship results[edit]

2005 Colorado[edit]

The 2005 Junior World Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America. There were boys teams (including Canada, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America), and three national girls teams (Great Britain, South Africa, United States of America).

2007 Colorado[edit]

On 14 July 2007, the IBSA World Youth and Student Games 2007 were held.[1] Eight countries attended, eight boys teams (Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Thailand, United States of America) and four girls teams (Canada, Germany, Russia, United States of America).

  • Final boys ranking: Germany (1st), United States of America (2nd), Hungary (3rd), Canada, Lithuania, Russia, Brazil, Thailand.
  • Final girls ranking: United States of America (1st), Germany (2nd), Russia (3rd), Canada.

2009 Colorado[edit]

From 16 to 19 July 2009, the IBSA World Youth and Student Championships, in conjunction with the 2009 IBSA Pan American Games, were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[7]

Six countries attended, six boys teams (Bolivia, Canada, Germany, Kuwait, Russia, United States of America), and four girls teams (Canada, Germany, Russia, United States of America).

  • Final boys ranking: United States of America (1st), Canada (2nd), Germany (3rd), Russia.
  • Final girls ranking: Russia (1st).

2011 Colorado[edit]

From 14 July 2011, the IBSA World Youth and Student Championships and Pan Am Games, also known as the 2011 IBSA World Youth Championships, were held at Colorado College's El Pomar Gymnasium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[8]

Athletes were to be at least twelve years old on 13 July 2011 and not older than nineteen years old on 18 July 2011, and have a visual impairment classification of B1, B2, or B3.[9]

  • Final boys ranking: South Korea (1st), Germany (2nd).
  • Final girls ranking: Russia (1st).

2013 Colorado[edit]

From 13 July 2013, the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[1] Ten countries attended, nine boys teams (Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United States of America) and seven girls teams (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, South Korea, United States of America).[10]

  • Final boys ranking: Japan (1st), United States of America (2nd), Brazil (3rd), Canada (4th).
  • Final girls ranking: Russia (1st), Brazil (2nd), United States of America (3rd), Australia (4th).

2015 Colorado[edit]

From 26 July 2015 to 1 August 2013, the 2015 IBSA World Youth Games Goalball Championships were held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America.[1][11] Seven countries attended, six boys teams (Canada, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Sweden, United States of America) and five girls teams (Canada, China, Germany, South Korea, United States of America).

2017 Hungary[edit]

From 30 June 2017 to 9 July 2017, the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships were held in Budaörs, Hungary.[13] Organised by the Hungarian Paralympic Committee together with the Hungarian Handball Federation, athletes were to be no older than 19 as of 31 December 2017, and a visual impairment classification of B1, B2, or B3. Eleven countries attended, ten boys teams (Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United States of America), and nine girls teams (Australia, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Russia, South Korea, Spain, United States of America).[14]

  • Final boys ranking: United States of America (1st), Brazil (2nd), Russia (3rd), Hungary, Poland, Israel, Sweden, South Korea, Germany, Spain.
  • Final girls ranking: Australia (1st), Russia (2nd), Brazil (3rd), Germany, United States of America, Israel, South Korea, Hungary, Spain.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Goalball - Results". International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA). Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Goalball World Championships Underway". International Paralympic Committee. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "IBSA Goalball Worlds schedule announced". International Paralympic Committee. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ "World Goalball Championships 2018". World Goalball Championships 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Compilation of WCG18 is found here" (PDF). World Championship Goalball 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. ^ "2009 IBSA Pan American Games and IBSA World Youth and Student Championships". Cision. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  8. ^ "2011 IBSA World Youth Championships". International Blind Sports Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  9. ^ LUCAS, Mark (8 September 2010). "011 IBSA World Youth and Student Games : First Entry Form". Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Goalball Championships kick off in Colorado". International Blind Sports Federation. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  11. ^ "2015 IBSA World Youth Games Goalball Championships". International Blind Sports Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Germany and Canada Crowned World Youth Goalball Champions". International Blind Sports Federation. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Hungary to Host 2017 IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships". International Blind Sports Federation. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  14. ^ "2017 IBSA Goalball World Youth Championship - Results". Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Final Results: 2017 IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships". International Blind Sports Federation. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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