IBSA Goalball world rankings – October update
Date: October 29, 2014
Above you can find the links to the IBSA Goalball world rankings as of the end of September, 2014.
Tournaments that have impacted on the rankings this month included the ELE Moonlight Cup of Goalball and the 2014 IBSA Goalball European Championships Men & Women B.
This month there has been quite a lot of changes within the top 5. Spain continued their rapid rise over recent months up the rankings. They are now situated in the second spot which is their highest ranking yet. They have been joined in the top five by Lithuania who are also at their highest at three and USA who return to the top five at place 4.
Further down in the top 10, Czech Republic cemented their place within the top 10 after rising three spots to 6. Canada and Sweden have also returned to the top 10 at 8 and 10 respectively.
Slovenia, the champions at the 2014 IBSA Goalball European Championships Men B was rewarded with a rise of five rungs on the ladder from 20 to 15.
Slovenia and Sweden were not the only nations to have benefited from being in Hungary. Despite their disappointing result, Italy still rose from 29 to 23 and Russia jumped up to 25 from 33. Denmark who just managed to remain a B division nation was one of the biggest movers from 45 to 32.
Compared to the men, there was not so much movement amongst the women. There were small rises for Turkey and Guatemala within the top 10. The biggest move within the top 10 is the arrival of Israel at 10. They have finally broken into the top 10 after knocking on the door for many months.
The female champions from Hungary, Denmark, have also received an increase moving up to 13 from 17.
For a reminder on how the rankings work, please visit our original article.