Sports world: S'pore goalball teams beaten 10-0 twice

S'pore goalball teams beaten 10-0 twice

The Singapore men's and women's goalball teams were beaten 10-0 by both Malaysia and Australia yesterday in the Goalball Invitational.

Due to the sport's mercy rule, the game is over when there is a 10-goal difference between the two sides.

The three-day competition at the Singapore University of Technology and Design is being held for the first time and is organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.

After their earlier defeat, the men's team lost 16-18 to the Malaysians in another friendly game.

The sport is played primarily by athletes who are visually impaired.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe