Boccia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Boccia
at the XIV Paralympic Games
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Paralympic Boccia
Venue ExCeL
Dates 2–8 September 2012
Competitors 104
«2008 2016»
Boccia at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
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Individual
BC1 BC2 BC3 BC4
Team
BC1–2
Pairs
BC3 BC4

Boccia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics[1] was held in the ExCeL from 2 September to 8 September, with a maximum of 104 athletes (80 men, 24 women) competing in seven events.[2] There were four individual events, two pair events, and one team event.

Classification[edit]

When competing in boccia at national or international level, the athletes were competing in events with different classifications, based on level of physical disability.[3][4]

  • BC1 - Cerebral palsy.
    • Locomotor dysfunction affecting the whole body.
    • Use hands or feet to propel the ball into play
    • May be assisted by an aide.
  • BC2 - Cerebral palsy.
    • Locomotor dysfunction affecting the whole body
    • Use hands to propel the ball into play
    • Not assisted by an aide.
  • BC3 - Cerebral palsy or another disability.
    • Locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs.
    • Use the help of a ramp to propel the ball into play.
    • Assisted by an aide (ramper).
  • BC4 - Not cerebral palsy, but another disability, for example muscular dystrophy or tetraplegia.
    • Locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs
    • Use hands to propel the ball into play
    • Not assisted by an aide.

Events[edit]

Mixed

Qualification[edit]

The athlete quota for boccia is 104 athletes, 80 men and 24 women. Each National Paralympic Committee (NPC) can have up to a maximum of nine athletes (one team of four, one pair of three, and one pair of two) in team and pair events, and 12 in individual events. Athletes must be on the CPISRA Boccia Individual World Ranking List, to be eligible for selection. Athletes who wish to qualify for the Paralympics need to be on the ranking list closing 31 December 2011.[5]

Qualification timeline[edit]

[5]

Event Date Venue Type
CPISRA Boccia European Championship June 25–July 2, 2009 Portugal Póvoa de Varzim[6] Individual,
Teams,
Pairs
CPISRA Boccia Asia & South Pacific Championship August 14–22, 2009 Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui[7][8] Individual,
Teams,
Pairs
CPISRA Boccia America's Cup October 24–29, 2009 Canada Montreal[9] Individual,
Teams,
Pairs
CPISRA Boccia World Championship May 30 – June 10, 2010 Portugal Lisbon[10] Individual,
Teams,
Pairs
2010 Asian Para Games December 12–19, 2010 China Guangzhou Individual
2011 CPISRA Boccia World Cup August 18–27, 2011 United Kingdom Coleraine[11] Individual,
Teams,
Pairs
2011 CPISRA European Cup 28 Oktober–1 November 2011 Norway Hamar Individual
2011 Parapan American Games November 19–27, 2011 Mexico Guadalajara Individual

Qualified teams[edit]

Competition BC1/BC2 Team BC3 Pairs BC4 Pairs
Host Nation  Great Britain (GBR)  Great Britain (GBR)  Great Britain (GBR)
CPISRA Boccia Teams and Pairs World Ranking[12]  South Korea (KOR)

 Thailand (THA)
 Spain (ESP)
 Japan (JPN)
 Portugal (POR)
 China (CHN)
 Brazil (BRA)
 Ireland (IRL)
 Canada (CAN)
 Argentina (ARG)
 Hong Kong (HKG)

 Greece (GRE)

 Portugal (POR)
 Belgium (BEL)
 Japan (JPN)
 South Korea (KOR)
 Canada (CAN)
 Thailand (THA)

 Brazil (BRA)

 Thailand (THA)
 Czech Republic (CZE)
 Hong Kong (HKG)
 Canada (CAN)
 Slovakia (SVK)
 Portugal (POR)


Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil (BRA) 3 0 1 4
2  Thailand (THA) 2 0 0 2
3  South Korea (KOR) 1 1 2 2
4  Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
5  China (CHN) 0 3 0 3
6  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
6  Portugal (POR) 0 1 1 2
8  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
8  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
10  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
10  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 8 21

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual BC1
details
 Pattaya Tadtong
Thailand (THA)
 David Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
 Roger Aandalen
Norway (NOR)
Individual BC2
details
 Maciel Sousa Santos
Brazil (BRA)
 Yan Zhiqiang
China (CHN)
 So-Yeong Jeong
South Korea (KOR)
Individual BC3
details
 Ye-Jin Choi
South Korea (KOR)
 Ho-Won Jeong
South Korea (KOR)
 José Macedo
Portugal (POR)
Individual BC4
details
 Dirceu Pinto
Brazil (BRA)
 Yuansen Zheng
China (CHN)
 Eliseu dos Santos
Brazil (BRA)
Team BC1–2
details
 Thailand (THA)
Witsanu Huadpradit
Mongkol Jitsa-Ngiem
Pattaya Tadtong
Watcharaphon Vongsa
 China (CHN)
Zhiqiang Yan
Weibo Yuan
Qi Zhang
Kai Zhong
 Great Britain (GBR)
Dan Bentley
Nigel Murray
Zoe Robinson
David Smith
Pairs BC3
details
 Greece (GRE)
Maria-Eleni Kordali
Nikolaos Pananos
Grigorios Polychronidis
 Portugal (POR)
Armando Costa
José Macedo
Luis Silva
 Belgium (BEL)
Pieter Cilissen
Kirsten de Laender
Pieter Verlinden
Pairs BC4
details
 Brazil (BRA)
Dirceu Pinto
Eliseu dos Santos
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Radek Procházka
Leoš Lacina
 Canada (CAN)
Marco Dispaltro
Josh Vander Vies

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.london2012.com/boccia
  2. ^ Boccia, Official site of the 2012 Summer Paralympics
  3. ^ Classes & Classification, Boccia Australia
  4. ^ About Boccia, GB Boccia Federation
  5. ^ a b Boccia - London 2012 Paralympic Games, Official site of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association (CPISRA)
  6. ^ European Boccia Championship, twitdoc.com
  7. ^ Singapore Wins Silver at the 3rd Asia and South Pacific Boccia Championships 2009, Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), August 19, 2009
  8. ^ 3rd Asia and South Pacific Boccia Championships 2009, Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled
  9. ^ Boccia America's Cup, ameriquesboccia2009.qc.ca
  10. ^ Boccia, Australian Athletes With A Disability
  11. ^ Boccia Schedule, Official site of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association (CPISRA)
  12. ^ "Boccia World Rank List". Retrieved 4 March 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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