Jordan’s goalball team starts strong in Asian Para Games, defeating Saudi Arabia

Jordan’s national goalball team made a powerful start at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games, securing a victory against the Saudi Arabian team with a score of 13-6 in their opening match of the tournament within Group A. From the outset, Jordan’s team asserted their dominance, establishing a significant lead of 9-2 by the end of the first half. Although the second half ended in a 4-4 draw, Jordan’s overall performance throughout the game highlighted their prowess and strategic play. With this impressive win, Jordan currently sits atop Group A, closely followed by China, who secured a victory against South Korea with a score of 10-6. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jordan’s national team will face South Korea in their second match, aiming to continue their winning streak and strengthen their chances of advancing to the knockout stage. The goalball competition at the Hangzhou Asian Para Games features a total of eight teams, divided into two groups. Group A includes China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea, while Group B consists of Iran, Iraq, Japan, and Qatar. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals, where a single elimination format will determine the finalists. Jordan’s team is determined to make their mark in this prestigious tournament and bring glory to their nation. Goalball is a Paralympic sport designed for visually impaired athletes. It was created in 1946 as a rehabilitation activity for visually impaired World War II veterans. The objective of the game is to throw a ball with bells into the opponent’s goal while defending one’s own goal. Players rely on auditory cues to track the ball’s movement. It emphasizes teamwork, communication, and spatial awareness, providing visually impaired athletes with an equal opportunity to compete in a thrilling and competitive sport

Source: Jordan News Agency