Iranian men’s team gained a 14-4 victory over Indonesia on Saturday in the 2019 edition of International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Asia-Pacific Championships.
This is the third consecutive victory of Iran in the event which is underway in Japan’s Chiba. The first two came against Thailand (16-10) and South Korea (9-7).
Seven teams in the men’s and six teams in women’s categories are competing to win the Asian trophy and qualify for the 2020 Paralympics.
The Iranian team finished runner-up in the 2017 edition of the game with a loss against China in the final match. Iran will lock horns with China on Saturday evening, local time.
Iranian para-athletes are very successful at international tournaments and they had scored very good results at 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta.
In July, the national outfit of Iranian para-football players managed to defeat Finland 12-0 to advance to the quarterfinals round of the 2019 International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) World Cup in Sevilla, Spain.