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Goalball International Games Women 2nd in Japan to the semi-finals


On the 9th, the final game of the qualifying league will be held on the 9th, an international goalball tournament that will take the Tokyo Paralympic representative ...

Goalball International Games Women 2nd in Japan to semi-final December 9th 15:49

On the 9th, the final round of the qualifying league was held on the 9th in the international goalball tournament, where the Tokyo Paralympic representative was decided, and the women's Japanese national team won Australia 3 to 2 and advanced to the semi-final in 2nd place.

A goalball played by a visually impaired player, relying on sound, is a three-to-three match where the ball with a bell rolls alternately to the opponent's goal and competes for the score. Participation in the Paralympic Games has been decided.

The international tournament “Asia Pacific Championship” held in Chiba City has been decided by the national team, and the Japanese national team who won the gold medal at the London Paralympics and ranked 4th in the world ranking was qualifying on the 9th. In the final game of the league, we faced Australia, the 9th place in the world.

In the first half, Australia was defeated by Australia in the first half, but in the second half, the youngest representative, 18-year-old, caught up with a ball that emphasized the speed of Norika Kajiwara.

In the remaining 3 minutes, Australia was tied up with Australia, but shortly after that, the missing player took an additional point, which was the final point.

Japan will win Australia 3 to 2 and will pass the qualifying league 4th and 1 loss in 2nd place, and will play Australia again in the semi-finals.

In addition, the 12th-placed male representative from Japan will pass 3rd in the qualifying and will face Iran, which is 8th in the world in the semi-finals.

The Japan Goalball Association will decide on up to four of the six representatives of the Tokyo Paralympic Games after considering the content of the tournament for both men and women.

The final day of the tournament will be on the 10th, and the 3rd place final and final will be held at Chiba Port Arena in Chiba City.

Missed "I wanted to get one point somehow"

In this match, Kazuko Kakuji, who lacked two points, said, “I wanted to win, somehow I wanted to put in one. After the goal, I wanted to put it. "I entered."

And for the final tournament, he said, “Because it is a game that cannot be defeated, I want to aim for even higher in this good condition.”

Norika Sugawara, who lost the first goal, said, “After the ball bounces firmly, the opponent's posture was raised, and then the strategy of breaking the opponent's posture with a fast ball on the court could be carried out as intended. There was a place where the defense was broken, so I would like to fix it firmly and advance to the semi-finals and finals ".

Source: nhk

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