The IBSA’s World Games 2011 medals

Let us take a closer look to the IBSA World Games 2011 winners. We have decided to focus on three of the most acclaimed sports, which are Goaldball, football ad Judo. We are focusing on these sports and the different medals winners. We have decided to stick the winning countries for the male contenders, competing in Goalball, five-a-side football as well as Judo. For those of you who did not get the chance to follow the IBSA World Games 2011, we are going back to let you know everything about the winners of the most followed sports in this competition that brought together blind and partially sighted athletes worldwide!

The Goalball

The Goalball men tournament of the IBSA World Games 2011 took place in different stages. The knockout and the round-robin stages helped determine the two pools of countries that will go head-to-head to the semi-finals and the finals. The last ones standing from the pool A were the following countries: Finland (1), USA (2), Algeria (3) , Belgium, Brazil, Hungary and Japan. The last standing from the pool B were the following: Sweden (1), Turkey (2), Canada (3), Spain, Slovenia, Australia, Thailand and Iraq. The final standings for the male Goalball tournament were the following, who also qualified for the Paralympic 2012: Finland (Gold medal), Turkey (Silver medal), Canada (Bronze medal), and Belgium (fourth place).

The five-a-side football

The five-a-side football falls into different categories, such as B1, B2 and B3. Football became the biggest sport in the Paralympic Games, since its debut in Athens in 2004. The five-a-side football got the recognition it deserved during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. While the tournament would only allow six teams to compete, the list has been extended to add on two more teams, bringing all the contenders’ teams to a total of eight. During the IBSA World Games 2011, Brazil won the gold medal beating France in the final 2-0 final score.

The Judo

We are now looking into the male Judo tournament all weights included. We will provide you with the countries names that won the most medals. The first country is Azerbaijan with two gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. The second was China with two gold medals and one bronze medal. The third country was Algeria with one gold medal, two silver medals and three bronze medals. Ukrania came fourth with a total of one gold medal, two silver medals and one bronze medal. The fifth country ranked was Japan with one gold medal, one silver medal and two bronze medals. The Judo competitions also draw a great deal of attention, considering the different weights groups that part take in the competition.

Yet it made for fantastic moments to remember!