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2023 Parapan American Games

USA Men’s Goalball Improves to 2-0 at Parapan American Games

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 19, 2023) – The USA Men’s Goalball Team defeated Argentina, 9-5, on Sunday at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The win moves the U.S. to 2-0 in group play with one game remaining. The Parapan American Games represent the final qualification opportunity for goalball for next summer’s Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The U.S. jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game’s first three minutes behind two goals from Tyler Merren (Greenville, Mich.) and one from Matt Simpson (Smyrna, Ga.). Merren’s second goal came on a penalty throw. Argentina would respond by scoring three…  Read More

USA Goalball Teams Open Parapans with Two Wins Over Canada

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 18, 2023) – With two victories over Canada, the USA Goalball teams got off to a hot start during Saturday’s opening day of competition at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The USA men’s team played Canada in the morning session of preliminary Group B action and came away with a convincing 9-2 victory. After Blair Nesbitt scored on Canada’s first throw of the match, Christian King (Virginia Beach, Va.), playing in his first Parapan American Games, tied the game with a bounce-ball goal. Tyler Merren (Greenville, Mich.) converted a penalty throw less than a…  Read More

Experienced USA Goalball Roster Set for 2023 Parapan American Games

(October 3, 2023) — With the 2023 Parapan American Games representing the final chance for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games qualification, the United States will send an experienced roster of athletes to the November event in Santiago, Chile. Nine Paralympians are among the 12 athletes selected for the U.S. teams, including seven Paralympic medalists. The U.S. teams will need first-place finishes in Santiago to secure their respective berths at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. The U.S. men’s team can also qualify by finishing second to Brazil as the Brazil men’s team already achieved qualification for Paris by winning the 2022 IBSA…  Read More

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