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New dates for goalball Asia-Pacific Championships

Date: December 17, 2021

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The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Committee have confirmed the dates for the next edition of the Asia-Pacific Championships.

The competition, which is postponed from November 2021, will now take place from 21-31 March 2022.

The original host city of Asan, South Korea, remains the same.

A female goalball player from Japan sits in goal and raises her arms in the air with delight

The competition will be a qualifier for the 2022 IBSA Goalball World Championships in Hangzhou, China. Tokyo 2020 bronze medallists and defending champions Japan are expected in the women’s competition, whilst hosts China will go for their fourth consecutive title in the men’s.

Asan 2022 comes in the wake of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games which have spurred the growth of goalball in Asia. The first Asian Championships were held in 2010, and the next edition will be the third consecutive year the tournament is hosted in a new country.

Chunhua Wang of China's women's goalball team spread herself across the front of goal
Credit: Ryo Ichikawa/Japan Goalball Association

All games will take place at the Asan National Sports Centre for the Disabled and will be organised by the Korean Goalball Federation.

Hangzhou 2022 will take place from 6-18 June.

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