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Alvalade stars add two more medals in Rio

By Jornal Sporting
17 Sep, 2016

Genrik Pavliukianec and Leomon Moreno secure gold and bronze in goalball

The Sporting athletes Genrik Pavliukianec and Leomon Moreno, representing Lithuania and Brazil respectively, won gold and bronze in the goalball event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics this week, building on a bronze medal already won by Luís Gonçalves in the 400m T12.

Pavliukianec, who is considered as the world's best goalball player, led his team against the USA in the final, winning 14-8 in a victory which saw the Sporting star strike on 8 occasions. Meanwhile Leomon Moreno's Brazil beat Switzerland 6-5, with the Alvalade athlete scoring four.