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2015 IBSA World Youth Championships

Posted July 28, 2015  Goalball | Press Releases

This week, athletes from around the world will compete on an international stage in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, for the title of World Champion. The 2015 IBSA World Youth Goalball Championship will feature some of the world’s top up and coming athletic talent, many of whom aspire to be Paralympians.

Delegations from Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Sweden and the United States began arriving Friday evening.

“This event is an incredible opportunity for our elite junior teams to compete on an international stage that will showcase some of the best youth goalball athletes in the world. It is another step towards many of these athletes’ goals to become Paralympic athletes,” said Mark Lucas, USABA Executive Director.

“Building an infrastructure that develops youth players is vital to the national team pipeline. This competition offers that opportunity for development to teams across the globe,” Lucas said.

Competition Schedule:

Tuesday, July 28
9:00 a.m. –  Boy’s – Germany v. USA
10:15 a.m. – Boy’s –  Korea v. Canada
11:30 a.m. – Boy’s – Sweden v. Hungary
12:45 p.m. – Girl’s – Korea v. USA
2:00 p.m. – Girl’s – Germany v. China
3:15 p.m. – Boy’s – USA v. Korea
4:30 p.m. – Boy’s  Canada v. Sweden
5:45 p.m. – Boy’s   Hungary v. Germany

Wednesday, July 29
9:00 a.m. – Girl’s  China v. USA
10:15 a.m. – Girl’s   Canada v. Germany
11:30 a.m. – Boy’s  Korea v. Hungary
12:45 p.m. – Boy’s  Canada v. USA
2:00 p.m. – Boy’s  Germany v. Sweden
3:15 p.m. – Girl’s  Korea v. China
4:30 p.m. – Girl’s   USA v. Canada
5:45 p.m. – Boy’s   USA v. Sweden
7:00 p.m. – Boy’s  Germany v. Korea

Thursday, July 30
9:00 a.m. – Boy’s  Hungary v. Canada
10:15 a.m. – Girl’s  Germany v. Korea
11:30 a.m. – Girl’s  China v. Canada
12:45 p.m. – Boy’s  Sweden v. Korea
2:00 p.m. – Boy’s  Hungary v. USA
3:15 p.m. – Boy’s  Canada v. Germany
4:30 p.m. – Girl’s   USA v. Germany
5:45 p.m. – Girl’s  Canada v. Korea
7:00 p.m. – Boy’s  Placement 5/6

Friday, July 31
8:00 a.m. – Boy’s  Semifinal 2 v. 3
9:15 a.m. – Boy’s  Semifinal 1 v. 4
10:30 a.m. – Girl’s  Semifinal 2 v. 3
11:45 a.m. – Girl’s  Semifinal 1 v. 4
2:00 p.m. – Boy’s  Bronze
3:15 p.m. – Girl’s  Bronze
4:30 p.m. – Boy’s  Gold
5:45 p.m. – Girl’s  Gold

*all times are Mountain Time.

All events take place in Gallogly Gym at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80909). Please note that you must park in designated visitor parking when parking at the UCCS campus.

Fans across the globe can follow results and coverage on the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes website (, on the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Facebook and Twitter. #2015YWGBC