Boccia at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Boccia
VenueBeijing National Convention Center
Dates7–12 September 2008
2004
2012
Norway's John Nørsterud at the Boccia events
Norway's Roger Aandalen (blue/white) vs Japan's Takayuki Hirose (red).

ClassificationEdit

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.

EventsEdit

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

Participating countriesEdit

There were 88 athletes taking part in this sport.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

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.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil (BRA)2013
  South Korea (KOR)2013
3  Portugal (POR)1315
4  Great Britain (GBR)1102
  Hong Kong (HKG)1102
6  Spain (ESP)0123
7  Greece (GRE)0101
8  Czech Republic (CZE)0011
  Ireland (IRL)0011
Totals (9 nations)77721

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual BC1
details
João Paulo Fernandes
  Portugal
Antonio Marques
  Portugal
Gabriel Shelly
  Ireland
Individual BC2
details
Hoi Ying Karen Kwok
  Hong Kong
Nigel Murray
  Great Britain
Manuel Ángel Martín
  Spain
Individual BC3
details
Park Keon-woo
  South Korea
Grigorios Polychronidis
  Greece
Jeong Ho-won
  South Korea
Individual BC4
details
Dirceu Pinto
  Brazil
Yuk Wing Leung
  Hong Kong
Eliseu Santos
  Brazil
Team BC1-2
details
  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
details
  South Korea (KOR)
Jeong Ho-won
Park Keon-woo
Shin Bo-mee
  Spain (ESP)
Yolanda Martín
Santiago Pesquera
José Manuel Rodríguez Vazquez
  Portugal (POR)
Armando Costa
Mário Peixoto
Eunice Raimundo
Pairs BC4
details
  Brazil (BRA)
Dirceu Pinto
Eliseu Santos
  Portugal (POR)
Fernando Pereira
Bruno Valentim
  Czech Republic (CZE)
Ladislav Kratina
Radek Prochazka

ReferencesEdit

  • "Schedules and Results - Boccia". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Archived from the original on 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

External linksEdit