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German men and women claim top places at goalball’s FEDC International 2014‬

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With  goalball’s  FEDC International 2014‬ having wrapped up last night in Madrid, Spain, the Germans walked away as victors after claiming first place in both the men’s and women’s competition.
The German women defeated Finland in their final game to come away undefeated.  In other games, Germany women’s team defeated Israel 9 – 5,  beat Spain A 9 – 4, and defeated Spain women’s B 10 – 0.



The men had a bigger challenge than the women coming into their final game.  In order to secure first place, they needed to defeat the team from Greece by 7 or more goals. They succeeded, winning 12 – 2. In their other games, Germany men’s team defeated Spain B 11 – 1,  drew Spain A 3 – 3, and defeated Great Britain 11 – 1.


The competition was being organized by Federación Española de Deportes para Ciegos. Traditionally, it has been held in June but because of a date conflict with this year’s Espoo, Finland hosted world championships, it was pushed back to December.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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