Boccia at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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at the XIII Paralympic Games
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Boccia
Venue Beijing National Convention Center
Dates 7-12 September 2008
«2004 2012»
Norway's John Nørsterud at the Boccia events
Norway's Roger Aandalen (blue/white) vs Japan's Takayuki Hirose (red).

Boccia at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consisted of seven events. The competitions were held in the Beijing National Convention Center from September 7 to September 12.


Boccia players were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows players to compete against others with a similar level of function. The boccia classifications were BC1 through BC4.


For each of the events below, medals were contested for one or more of the above classifications. All events were mixed, meaning that men and women competed together.

  • Mixed singles
    • BC1
    • BC2
    • BC3
    • BC4
  • Mixed team
    • BC1–2
  • Mixed pairs
    • BC3
    • BC4


There were 88 athletes (at least 20 females) taking part in this sport.

Qualification Slots[edit]

Boccia at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
  • "√" means the team won the slot for the event[1]
NPC Team Pairs BC3 Pairs BC4
 Great Britain
 New Zealand
 Hong Kong
 South Korea
 Czech Republic
Total 12 8 8

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their players (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil (BRA) 2 0 1 3
1  South Korea (KOR) 2 0 1 3
3  Portugal (POR) 1 3 1 5
4  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 0 2
4  Hong Kong (HKG) 1 1 0 2
6  Spain (ESP) 0 1 2 3
7  Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
8  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 1 1
8  Ireland (IRL) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual BC1
 João Paulo Fernandes
Portugal (POR)
 Antonio Marques
Portugal (POR)
 Gabriel Shelly
Ireland (IRL)
Individual BC2
 Hoi Ying Karen Kwok
Hong Kong (HKG)
 Nigel Murray
Great Britain (GBR)
 Manuel Ángel Martín
Spain (ESP)
Individual BC3
 Keon-Woo Park
South Korea (KOR)
 Grigorios Polychronidis
Greece (GRE)
 Ho-Won Jeong
South Korea (KOR)
Individual BC4
 Dirceu Pinto
Brazil (BRA)
 Yuk Wing Leung
Hong Kong (HKG)
 Eliseu Santos
Brazil (BRA)
Team BC1-2
 Great Britain (GBR)
Dan Bentley
Nigel Murray
Zoe Robinson
David Smith
 Portugal (POR)
João Paulo Fernandes
Fernando Ferreira
Cristina Gonçalves
António Marques
 Spain (ESP)
Francisco Javier Beltrán
Pedro Cordero
Manuel Ángel Martín
José Vaquerizo
Pairs BC3
 South Korea (KOR)
Ho-Won Jeong
Keon-Woo Park
Bo-Mee Shin
 Spain (ESP)
Yolanda Martín
Santiago Pesquera
José Manuel Rodríguez Vazquez
 Portugal (POR)
Armando Costa
Mário Peixoto
Eunice Raimundo
Pairs BC4
 Brazil (BRA)
Dirceu Pinto
Eliseu Santos
 Portugal (POR)
Fernando Pereira
Bruno Valentim
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Ladislav Kratina
Radek Prochazka


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