Japan's men won gold at the IBSA Goalball Asia Pacific Championships ©Getty Images

Japan and South Korea earned gold medals at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Asia Pacific Championships in Bahrain.

The men's competition went all the way to added time in the final, and Japan scored the crucial golden goal to win 8-7.

A golden-goal period was also required in the bronze-medal match, and then so too extra throws and sudden-death extra throws.

South Korea won 11-10 over Thailand after all that.

Iran's Mohammad Estarki finished as the leading scorer with 32 goals.

In a women's competition missing defending champions Japan - who also won a bronze medal at last year's Tokyo 2020 Paralympics - South Korea roared to the title.

A 7-3 victory over Australia in the final capped an undefeated tournament.

Iran were third in the final women's standings while 33-goal Brodie Smith of Australia was the top scorer.

ISA Sports City in Riffa was the venue for the IBSA Goalball Asia Pacific Championships.