Boccia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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.

Boccia
at the XIV Paralympic Games
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VenueExCeL
Dates2 – 8 September 2012
Competitors104
2008
2016

ClassificationEdit

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.

EventsEdit

Mixed

QualificationEdit

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 timelineEdit

[5]

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

Qualified teamsEdit

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)


Participating nationsEdit

103 competitors from 21 nations competed.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil (BRA)3014
2  Thailand (THA)2002
3  South Korea (KOR)1113
4  Greece (GRE)1001
5  China (CHN)0303
6  Great Britain (GBR)0112
  Portugal (POR)0112
8  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
9  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Canada (CAN)0011
  Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (11 nations)77721

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual BC1
details
Pattaya Tadtong
  Thailand
David Smith
  Great Britain
Roger Aandalen
  Norway
Individual BC2
details
Maciel Sousa Santos
  Brazil
Yan Zhiqiang
  China
Jeong So-yeong
  South Korea
Individual BC3
details
Choi Ye-jin
  South Korea
Jeong Ho-won
  South Korea
José Macedo
  Portugal
Individual BC4
details
Dirceu Pinto
  Brazil
Yuansen Zheng
  China
Eliseu dos Santos
  Brazil
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paralympics - Paralympic Games History, Overview, Committee". london2012.com. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Boccia: 12 Facts for London 2012". 2012 Summer Paralympics. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ Classes & Classification Archived 20 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Boccia Australia
  4. ^ About Boccia Archived 15 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine, GB Boccia Federation
  5. ^ a b Boccia - London 2012 Paralympic Games Archived 29 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine, 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 Archived 4 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), 19 August 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 Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, ameriquesboccia2009.qc.ca
  10. ^ Boccia Archived 29 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Australian Athletes With A Disability
  11. ^ Boccia Schedule, Official site of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association (CPISRA)
  12. ^ "Boccia World Rank List" (PDF). CPISRA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012.

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