Australian goalball team member Jo Ruba dives to save the ball during a game at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. A goalball weighs 1.2kg and can be rolled at speeds over 60kmh, so courage is required by the unsighted players to save shots. When the opposition is attacking, the three players on court position themselves to try to cover the entire area of the goal. The women’s team, represented by just four athletes, finished 8th of the 8 teams in the competition.
Date: October 2000
Author: Image by Sport The Library. All rights held by Paralympics Australia.