The 2015 IBSA World Youth Goalball Championships opened at 7:00pm MT on July 28 at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. Eleven teams from seven countries proudly marched in the Parade of Nations at Gallogly Gym. Flag bearers were as follows:
Canada – Meghan Mahone
China – Xu Youxin
Germany – Sabine Kuxdorf
Hungary – Zoltan Ruzsa
Korea – Kim Myeong Jin
Sweden – Nils Posse
United States – Marybai Huking
USA Men’s Goalball Team member, Matt Simpson, introduced teams as they entered the gymnasium.
USABA Executive Director, Mark Lucas, and Head IBSA Official, Kari Rasnen addressed the athletes, coaches and delegation staff during the ceremony.
“You are all very talented individuals and have worked hard to be here. Leave everything on the court and may you all play your best this week,” said Lucas.
Competition begins Tuesday, July 28, at 9:00 a.m. MT. Follow daily results here, on the USABA website, photos and updates on the USABA Facebook page, and real-time results and updates on the USABA Twitter (@USABA).