Here’s your Rio 2016 Goalball highlights update! Go Canada Go!
Day 4 saw Canadian men lost a tough game to Algeria 17-13 and the women to China 8-3. On Day 5, the Canadian men played with heart but lost 7-3 against Sweden, while the women shut out Australia 6 to 0.
Goalball quarterfinals get underway today, with Canada’s men taking on Lithuania at 6pm. At 7:30pm, the Canadian women challenge our U.S.A. neighbours! Canadian Canadian Paralympic Team Canadian Blind Sports/Sports Aveugles Canada
Day 4 morning highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOAz1Mc2rA
Day 5 morning highlights- https://youtu.be/JEqJeO-_5eg
Day 5 evening highlights- https://youtu.be/Xh1r7_aalOE
Day 6 morning highlights – https://youtu.be/T5ldmOBn3-I
Team Canada Men’s Team played an exceptional game against Goalball powerhouse Lithuania.
The team lead 2-1 at half-time, and were tied 4-4 at full-time. The two teams remained tied through 1 overtime period.
Unfortunately, the team could not withstand the onslaught, succumbing 5-4 at 1:35 of the second overtime.
As an organization, we are extremely proud of these 6 young men. Tokyo here we come!
Unfortunately, the Rio 2016 Paralympics are over for Canadian Goalball. The women played a hard-fought defensive battle against the US, losing 2-0 on two goals by Jen Armbruster.
The six women Played exceptional, but could not find a hole in the tight US Defence!
Here’s hoping Lithuania men & US women win gold as we would place 5th with both teams (highest ranking we can have not being in the semi-finals).