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Goalball showcased in Russia

  • Date: 23-11-2018
  • Related to: Goalball
Goalball was showcased to 4,000 people during a Euroleague Basketball match in Mytishchi, Russia, on Wednesday (21 November).
 
Fans were treated to a half-time demonstration match between club teams Podmoskovie and Avangard at the Mytishchi Arena.
 
The presentation was organised by home team BC Khimki during their game against Buducnoct of Montenegro. It took place as part of a project to show the sporting prowess of local athletes and teams named “Stars of the Moscow region”.
 
Goalball is a leading Paralympic sport in and around Moscow. The Podmoskovie Goalball League is one of the most successful in Russian para sports. In the 2017/18 season 17 teams played. 
 
The national women’s team are the reigning International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball world champions having taken the title in June 2018 in Malmo, Sweden.

Goalball players are pictured holding the ball

A player releases the goalball watched by spectators
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