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Mohammad Soranji Estarki and Mohsen Jalilvandshirkhanitabar lead in men’s goalball scoring at IBSA World Games

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With the first day of men’s goalball play completed at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Iran’s Mohammad Soranji Estarki and Mohsen Jalilvandshirkhanitabar lead the tournament in scoring with 5 goals each. The goals were scored in their 10 – 0 defeat of Australia.



Turkey’s Ekrem Gundogdu and Tuncay Karakaya are third in the tournament in scoring with their goals all coming in Turkey’s 9 – 5 win against Mexico.  Hector Carreno Guendulay ranks fifth in the tournament with 3 goals, scored in the same game.  Spain’s Jose Daniel Fernandez Arias ranks sixth in the tournament so far with 2 goals.  His goals came in Spain’s 3 – 2 defeat of South Korea. Ulises Francisco Martinez, Jose Ismael Alvarez Gomez, Huseyin Alkan , Jesus Nazaret Santana Guillen, Chul Hwan Kim and Min Woo Kim each have one goal each.


Men’s goalball play resumes tomorrow in Seoul, with the Czech Republic taking on Egypt at 9:00 AM local time in Group A play. The women’s competition also gets underway tomorrow, with China opening up against Ghana at 9:00 AM local time.  The top men’s and women’s finishers in Seoul earn qualifying berths to the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Seoul.



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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