The Korean women’s goalball team won the right to participate in the Paralympic Games (Paralympics) for the first time in 28 years.
Korea defeated Canada 5-2 in the semifinals of the 2022 International Visual Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball World Championships held in Matosinhos, Portugal on the 15th (local time) and won a ticket to the final.
At the same time, regardless of the result of the 바카라사이트 final against Turkey on the 17th, they secured a ticket to participate in the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, which is at stake in this tournament.
This is the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Games that Korean women’s goalball has stepped on the Paralympic stage.
Only eight countries from all over the world participate in Paralympic goalball.
Korea gave Canada the lead, but managed to turn around by scoring three goals in the first half alone.
In the second half, Canada scored a goal and allowed them to chase by one point, but Shim Seon-hwa scored two goals through penalties, putting a wedge in the game.
Goalball, along with boccia, is a Paralympic sport that cannot be seen in non-paralympic games.
Basically, the match is determined by putting a ball that makes a bell sound into the opponent’s goal while covering both eyes with an eye patch.
Goalball was close to an unpopular event in Korean sports for the disabled. However, at the Asian Pacific Championships, which ended on July 29, it reached a period of resurgence, such as winning the top spot.