Peter McGuire

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For the nineteenth-century American labour leader, see Peter J. McGuire.

Peter McGuire (born on 24 October 1982) is a British Boccia player.[1]

Personal life[edit]

McGuire was born on 24 October 1982, in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.[1] He was born with muscular dystrophy, a degenerative condition that means he requires the use of a wheelchair.[2]


McGuire was introduced to the sport of boccia by his brother Stephen, who also has muscular dystrophy.[1][2] He competes in the BC4 classification.

in 2008 he was named both Scottish and British champion. In 2009 he won the gold medal in the BC4 pairs event at the European Championships held in Porto, Portugal. In 2010, competing with his brother Stephen, he won the silver medal at the World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.[1]

In 2012 both Peter and Stephen were selected as part of the boccia squad for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Peter McGuire". British Paralympic Association. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Brocklehurst, Steven (21 August 2012). "Meet the Boccia brothers". BBC Scotland. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "ParalympicsGB: Who will compete for Great Britain in London?". BBC News. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.