With two days of competition completed in the men’s goalball competition at the IBSA World Games in Seoul, Czech Republic’s Lukas Valer leads in scoring with an impressive 16 goals in two games. 30-year-old Valer scored 9 goals in the Czech Republic’s 14 – 5 victory against Germany. He scored another 7 goals in his team’s 15 – 5 victory over Egypt.
Valer is a key member of the Czech squad in their 2016 Paralympic qualifying campaign. At last year’s Izola Goalball Tournament, his side finished second behind Spain and he led the tournament in scoring with 33 total goals. He was also part of the Czech side that competed at the 2014 IBSA Goalball World Championships, where his team exited in the quarterfinals after losing 6 – 11 to Lithuania. He finished that tournament fifth in scoring with 28 total goals.
Domestically, Valer plays for BSC Praha. Last year, he was with the team for the up of Central European Cities 2014, where he was one of the competition’s leading scorers.
Turkey’s Tuncay Karakaya is second in scoring with 12 goals. Czech Republic’s Jan Bosek is third in scoring with 9 goals. Egypt’s Ashour Abdelfattah Ashour is currently fourth in scoring with 8 goals. Turkey’s Ekrem Gundogdu is fifth in scoring with 7 goals.
|Czech Republic||Lukas Valer||0||16||16|
|Czech Republic||Jan Bosek||0||9||9|
|Egypt||Ashour Abdelfattah Ashour||0||8||8|
|Iran||Seyed Mehdi Sayahi||0||6||6|
|Sweden||Peter Troels Hahnemann Weichel||0||6||6|
|Iran||Mohammad Soranji Estarki||5||0||5|
|Spain||Jose Daniel Fernandez Arias||2||3||5|
|Mexico||Hector Carreno Guendulay||3||1||4|
|Czech Republic||Tomas Franek||0||4||4|
|Sweden||Lars Jimmy Christian Bjorkstrand||0||4||4|
|Sweden||Mikael Bo Akerberg||0||3||3|
|Spain||Jesus Nazaret Santana Guillen||0||3||3|
|Australia||Benjamin James Mac Fie||0||3||3|
|South Korea||Chul Hwan Kim||1||1||2|
|South Korea||Min Woo Kim||1||1||2|
|Mexico||Ulises Francisco Martinez||1||0||1|
|Mexico||Jose Ismael Alvarez Gomez||1||0||1|
|Spain||Jesus Nazaret Santana Guillen||1||0||1|
|Sweden||Stefan Ingvar Bengt Gahne||0||1||1|
|Sweden||Nils Harald Fredrik Posse||0||1||1|
|Canada||Douglas Allen Ripley||0||1||1|
|Belgium||Bruno Jan Vanhove||0||1||1|
|Spain||Francisco Roman Martinez Garcia Moreno||0||1||1|
|Spain||Javier Serrato Calero||0||1||1|
|South Korea||Namoh Kim||0||1||1|
|Australia||Benjamin John Rowe||0||1||1|
|Venezuela||Omar Eduardo Barreto Moreno||0||1||1|