With goalball having wrapped up at the 2016 Pajulahti Games in Finland, the Israeli women’s national goal team finished in fourth place after losing to Turkey 9 – 2 in the bronze medal match. They finished ahead of Ukraine and hosts Finland.
Israel opened the competition against Finland, defeating them 4 – 1, after having a 2 – 1 lead at the end of the first half. Their second match in round robin play was the United States, who crushed them 10 – 1. Next, Israel played Russia. Despite being tied 3 – 3 at the half, the Israelis let them game get away from them and lost 4 – 5. They then met Turkey, whom they lost to 4 – 1. Their last game was against Ukraine, whom they beat 5 – 1, after having a 3 – 0 lead at the half. This performance was good enough to qualify them for the semi-finals, where they met the United States. While the game was much less lopsided, Israel still lost 3 – 4.
Israel brought Elham Mahamid, Gal Hamrani, Sivan Ababaia, Yarden Adika, Roni Ohayon and Lihi Ben David to the tournament. The team entered the tournament ranked ninth in the world, behind Australia and ahead of Guatemala.