A combination of ball games and goalballs was drawn for the Tokyo Paralympics, and the Japanese women's team aiming for the gold medal for the first time in two tournaments since the London Games has joined a group that will play against powerful Turkey and Brazil.
Goalball is a competition in which three visually impaired people form a team and roll the ball to compete for points by relying on the sound of the ball with bells, and the Japanese national team will participate in the Tokyo Paralympics in the host country frame for both men and women. ..
The combination lottery for the qualifying league of the Tokyo tournament scheduled last month was postponed because the Algerian women's team declined to participate, and the lottery was held again on the 10th with the addition of the newly decided Egyptian national team. It was.
In the qualifying round of the Tokyo tournament, 10 teams of men and women will be divided into two groups and will play round robin, and the top four teams of the group will advance to the quarterfinals.
Of these, the Japanese women's team, which is ranked 5th in the world ranking and is aiming for the gold medal for the first time in 2 tournaments, has joined the group that will play against the powerful Turkey who won the gold medal at the previous Rio de Janeiro tournament and Brazil, which is 3rd in the world ranking.
On the other hand, the Japanese men's team, which is ranked 10th in the world ranking for the first time in the Paralympics, has joined the same group as Brazil, which is ranked 1st in the world ranking, and Lithuania, who won the gold medal at the previous tournament.
Goalball qualifying begins on August 25th and the finals will be held on September 3rd for both men and women.