Japan women's national goalball team

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Japan women's national goalball team
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Japan women's team throwing, regional championships, Chiba, Japan (2019).
League IBSA
DivisionWomen
RegionIBSA Asia
Location Japan
ColoursRed, White, Black
   
ChampionshipsParalympic Games medals:

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World Championship medals:

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Parent groupJapan Goal Ball Association
Website www.jgba.jp  (in Japanese)

Japan women's national goalball team is the women's national team of Japan. Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. Its women's team has internationally completed including at the IBSA World Goalball Championships and the Paralympic Games.

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Paralympic Games

2004 Athens

At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, the team finished third. [1]

2008 Beijing

The team competed in 2008 Summer Paralympics, from 6 to 17 September 2008, in the Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium 'bat wing' arena, Beijing, China. The team ranked seventh of eight in the round-robin stage, ahead of Germany.

Athletes were Akiko Adachi, Mieko Kato, Masae Komiya, Yuki Naoi, Tomoe Takada, and Rie Urata.

2012 London

The team beat Sweden in the semi-finals which went into sudden death extra-throws, [2] then took gold in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, England with a victory over China. [3] The Japanese women's goalball team included Masae Komiya, Rie Urata, and Akiko Adachi, led by coach Naoki Eguro. [2] Haruka Wakasugi was the youngest player. [4]

The following is the Japan roster in the women's goalball tournament of the 2012 Summer Paralympics. [5]

No.PlayerAge
1 Masae Komiya 37
2 Rie Urata 35
5 Akane Nakashima 22
6 Eiko Kakehata 19
8 Haruka Wakasugi 17
9 Akiko Adachi 29
Group C
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
Team
PldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 430163+39
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 421153+27
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4211111107
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 420294+56
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4004717−100
31 August 2012
09:00
Australia  Flag of Australia.svg1 – 3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Hooshang Shariati (IRI), Yasser Omar (EGY)
Esdaile 1 Report Adacho 2
Komiya 1
1 September 2012
15:00
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2 – 1Flag of the United States.svg  United States Copper Box, London
2 September 2012
11:30
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0 – 0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Tony Collonny (USA), Christl Däntler (GER)
Report
3 September 2012
19:45
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0 – 1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Copper Box, London
Quarter-final
5 September 2012
10:30
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2 – 0Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Copper Box, London
Report
Semi-final
6 September 2012
15:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3 – 4 (a.e.t.)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Copper Box, London
Referees: Dina Murdie (GBR), Launel Scott (CAN)
Gustavsson 1
Jälmestål 1
Wåglund 1
Report Komiya 2
Adachi 1
Urata 1
Final
7 September 2012
15:00
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0 – 1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Copper Box, London
Report Adachi 1

2016 Rio

Athletes for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were Akiko Adachi, Eiko Kakehata, Masae Komiya, Yuki Tenma, Rie Urata, and Haruka Wakasugi, with escort Emi Kato, assistant coach Sayaka Sugiyama, and head coach Kyoichi Ichikawa. [4] [6]

Japan also lodged an unsuccessful protest with the International Blind Sports Federation regarding the late attendance of the Algeria team with a concern that they were disadvantaged compared to other teams. [7]

The following is the Japan roster in the women's goalball tournament of the 2016 Summer Paralympics. [8]

No.PlayerClassDate of birth (age)
1 Haruka Wakasugi B1 (1995-08-23)23 August 1995 (aged 21)
2 Eiko Kakehata B3 (1993-02-19)19 February 1993 (aged 23)
5 Rie Urata B1 (1977-07-01)1 July 1977 (aged 39)
6 Akiko Adachi B2 (1983-09-10)10 September 1983 (aged 32)
7 Yuki Temma B1 (1990-07-26)26 July 1990 (aged 26)
9 Masae Komiya B1 (1975-05-08)8 May 1975 (aged 41)
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (H)4301257+189 Quarter-finals
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 43012513+129
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4211138+57
4Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 41121615+14
5Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 4004137360
Source: Paralympic.org
(H) Host
8 September 2016
14:30
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–1Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alexander Knecht (GER), Vilma Basinkaite (LTU)
Wakasugi 1 Report Mahamid 1
9 September 2016
18:45
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Raili Sipura (FIN), Joelle Boulet (CAN)
Amorim 1 Report Adachi 2
11 September 2016
10:45
United States  Flag of the United States.svg5–3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Nejc Jakic (SLO), Raquel Aguado (ESP)
Armbruster 2
Miller 2
Dennis 1
Report Temma 1
Adachi 1
Komiya 1
12 September 2016
15:30
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg7–1Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Nejc Jakic (SLO), Rudi Janssen (BEL)
Temma 3
Kakehata 2
Adachi 2
Report Benallou 1
Quarter-final
14 September 2016
14:15
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg5–3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Joelle Boulet (CAN), Nejc Jakic (SLO)
Zhang W. 2
Chen 1
Zhang H. 1
Ju 1
Report Kakehata 1
Adachi 1
Komiya 1

2020 Tokyo

As the host nation, the team gets to compete in the 2020 Summer Paralympics, with competition from Wednesday 25 August to finals on Friday 3 September 2021, in the Makuhari Messe arena, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan. [3]

Paralympian athletes (women's team): Norika Hagiwara (B3), Eiko Kakehata (B2), Rieko Takahashi (B1), Yuki Temma (B1), Rie Urata (B1), and Haruka Wakasugi (B1).

Japan vs Russia women goalball teams. World Goalball Championships, Malmo, Sweden (2018). Goalball-2018 World JPN-RUS F throw.jpg
Japan vs Russia women goalball teams. World Goalball Championships, Malmö, Sweden (2018).

World Championships

2002 Rio de Janeiro

The 2002 IBSA World Goalball Championships were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team was one of ten teams participating, and their first World Championships. [3] They finished ninth overall. [1]

2014 Espoo

They improved their ranking in the 2014 Championships in Espoo, Finland, but losing to Turkey to get fourth place.

2018 Malmö

The team competed in the 2018 World Championships from 3 to 8 June 2018, in Malmö, Sweden. [3] They placed third in Pool C, losing to Canada in the quarter-finals, 2:3; and were fifth in the overall final standings. [9]

FESPIC Games

In 2006, the team participated in the 9th edition of the FESPIC Games held in Kuala Lumpur. They were one of three teams competing, the other two being Iran and China. [10]

IBSA World Games

The 2003 IBSA World Games were held in Quebec City, Canada with 10 teams competing. The first stage was pool play with 5 teams per pool and the top two teams in each pool advancing to the next round. The team made it out of the round robin round. Japan finished third after winning the bronze medal game. [11]

The 2007 IBSA World Championships and Games were held in Brazil. The women's goalball competition included thirteen teams, including this one. The competition was a 2008 Summer Paralympics qualifying event. Masae Komia was sixth in the competition in scoring with 17 points. [12]

Regional championships

The team competed in IBSA Asia goalball region, and from January 2010 became part of the IBSA Asia-Pacific goalball competition region.

2013 Beijing

The team competed in the 2013 IBSA Asia Pacific Goalball Regional Championships, from 11 to 16 November 2013, in Beijing, China. Of the four women's teams (Australia, China, Iran, Japan), Japan lost to China in the finals to take silver, 3:0, that went into overtime and then extra throws. [9]

2015 Hangzhou

The team competed in the 2015 IBSA Asia Pacific Goalball Regional Championships, from 8 to 12 November 2015, in the China National Goalball Training Centre, Hangzhou, China. Of the four women's teams (Australia, China, Japan, Thailand), Japan took the gold medal from China, 1:0. [9]

Japan women's team defending, Chiba, Japan (2019) Goalball-2019 Asia-Pac Regional JPN-AUS F defend.jpg
Japan women's team defending, Chiba, Japan (2019)

2017 Bangkok

The team competed in the 2017 IBSA Asia/Pacific Goalball Regional Championships, from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 August 2017, in the Thai-Japan Sports Stadium, Din Daeng, Bangkok, Thailand. They won the gold medal against China, 6:2. [9]

2019 Chiba

The team competed in the 2019 IBSA Goalball Asia-Pacific Regional Championships, from Thursday 5 to Tuesday 10 December 2019, in the Chiba Port Arena, Chiba, Japan. They placed first overall of six teams. [9]

Competitive history

The table below contains individual game results for the team in international matches and competitions.

YearEventOpponentDateVenueTeamTeamWinnerRef
2003 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 7 AugustQuebec City, Canada100Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [11]
2003 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 7 AugustQuebec City, Canada10Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [11]
2003 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 7 AugustQuebec City, Canada03Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [11]
2003 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 7 AugustQuebec City, Canada66 [11]
2003 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 11 AugustQuebec City, Canada12Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil [11]
2003 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 11 AugustQuebec City, Canada03Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [11]
2006 FESPIC Games Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 25 NovemberKuala Lumpur52Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China [10]
2006 FESPIC Games Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 26 NovemberKuala Lumpur26Flag of Iran.svg  Iran [10]
2006 FESPIC Games Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 27 NovemberKuala Lumpur11 [10]
2006 FESPIC Games Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 28 NovemberKuala Lumpur33 [10]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 31 JulBrazil111Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1 AugustBrazil30Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 2 AugustBrazil42Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3 AugustBrazil41Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4 AugustBrazil41Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 5 AugustBrazil05Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 5 AugustBrazil21Flag of Germany.svg  Germany [12]
2007 IBSA World Championships and Games Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 6 AugustBrazil4 (3 OT)4 (1 OT)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan [12]

Goal scoring by competition

PlayerGoalsCompetitionNotesRef
Masae Komia172007 IBSA World Championships and Games [12]
Yuki Naoi102007 IBSA World Championships and Games [12]
Masako Nomura32007 IBSA World Championships and Games [12]
Akiko Adachi 32007 IBSA World Championships and Games [12]

See also

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