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Israel’s Elham Mahamid leads women’s goalball tournament at IBSA World Games

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Elham Mahamid. Image credit: 2015 IBSA World Games

With the first day of play completed in women’s goalball tournament at IBSA World Games completed earlier tonight, Israel’s Elham Mahamid leads the competition in scoring with 5 goals. Israel’s Lihi Yehudith Ben David, Japan’s Akiko Adachi and Germany’s Swetlana Otto are second with 4 goals each.



Israel has only played one game so far in Pool A.  The team beat Spain 10 – 2. The 25-year-old Mahamid has been a regular fixture of the Israeli team for a number of years. She as part of the team the at the 2009 IBSA Goalball European Championships, finishing that tournament with 5 goals. She was also part of the team at the IBSA Goalball European Championships. She competed at the Malmö Lady and Men Intercup, finishing the tournament as the eighth leading goalscorer of the competition with 9.


China’s Wei Zhang and Great Britain’s Laura Jane Perry are fifth in scoring with 3 goals each. Kaimei Zhao, Shasha Wang, Laura Belle Tudela, Haruka Wakasugi, Yuki Temma, Whitney Bogart, Nancy Morin, Vasiliki Ago, Anja Christensen, Olena Rud and Georgina Grace Bullen are all tied for eighth with 2 goals each.  Bakhta Benallou, Seonhwa Sim, Ashlie Marie Andrews, Jillian Alexandra Macsween, Kaisu Kukka-Maaria Hynninen, Iida Maria Kauppila, Theodora Paschalidou, JØRgensen Karina, Meica Jayne Horsburgh, Stefanie Behrens and Anna Maria Waglund are tied for 18th with 1 goal each.

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