Boccia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Boccia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics[1] was held in Riocentro, in the Barra district of Rio de Janeiro in September 2016, with a maximum of 104 athletes (24 women, 80 gender unspecified) competing in seven events. The programme consisted of four individual events, two pairs events, and one team event, spread across four classifications.

Boccia
at the XV Paralympic Games
Boccia, Rio 2016.png
VenueRiocentro, Barra Cluster
Dates10–16 September 2016
Competitors104
2012
2020

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.[2][3]

  • 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

All events in boccia are mixed gender. there are four individual events, two pairs events and a combined classification team event.

Boccia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics - Events
Classification Events
Individual Pairs Team
BC1 N/A
BC2
BC3 N/A
BC4

QualificationEdit

An NPC can enter one (1) BC1/BC2 Team consisting of four (4) athletes of which a minimum of one (1) must be in the BC1 sport class. An NPC can enter one (1) BC3 Pair consisting of three (3) athletes. An NPC can enter one (1) BC4 Pair consisting of three (3) athletes.

The number of female athletes representing an NPC must be: ƒ - at least one (1) female athlete for NPCs qualifying one (1) Team or Pair; ƒ - at least two (2) female athletes for NPCs qualifying two (2) or three (3) Team/Pairs.

An NPC can enter a maximum of three (3) athletes in each of the Individual medal events.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Competition BC1/BC2 Team BC3 Pairs BC4 Pairs
Qualified Teams Quota Qualified Teams Quota Qualified Teams Quota
Host Nation   Brazil (BRA) 4   Brazil (BRA) 3   Brazil (BRA) 3
BISFED
2015 Boccia
Regional
Championships[5]
Europe
  London
  Great Britain (GBR) 4   Belgium (BEL) 3   Slovakia (SVK) 3
Asia
  Hong Kong
  Thailand (THA) 4   South Korea (KOR) 3   China (CHN) 3
Americas
  Montreal
  Argentina (ARG) 4   Brazil (BRA)[6]
  Canada (CAN)
3   Canada (CAN) 3
BISFED 2015 Boccia
World Team Rankings
30 April 2016[7]
  Slovakia (SVK)
  Portugal (POR)
  Spain (ESP)
  Japan (JPN)
  China (CHN)
  South Korea (KOR)
  Hong Kong (HKG)
  Netherlands (NED)
32   Greece (GRE)
  Portugal (POR)
  Great Britain (GBR)
  Singapore (SIN)
12   Hong Kong (HKG)
  Great Britain (GBR)
  Thailand (THA)
  Hungary (HUN)
12
BISFED 2015 Boccia
World Individual Rankings
30 April 2016
BC1
  Greece (GRE)
  Norway (NOR)

BC2
  Israel (ISR)
  Mexico (MEX)
  Canada (CAN)
5
  Japan (JPN)
  Hong Kong (HKG)
  Czech Republic (CZE)
  Sweden (SWE)
  Australia (AUS)
5   South Korea (KOR)
  Portugal (POR)
2
Total Athletes - 108 53 29 26

Competition scheduleEdit

Competition lasts from 10 to 16 September. Each day , contains a morning and afternoon session.[8]

OC Opening ceremony Preliminaries  ●  finals CC Closing ceremony
September 2016 7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
11
Sun
12
Mon
13
Tue
14
Wed
15
Thu
16
Fri
17
Sat
18
Sun
Gold
medals
  Boccia OC  ● 
 ●  ● 
 ●  ● 
 ●  ● 
CC 7

Participating nationsEdit

103 athletes from 23 nations competed.

Medal summaryEdit

The Boccia tournament in Rio 2016 was dominated by the traditional Asian powers, with four golds, three of the four individual titles, and nine medals in total, shared between Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong. Great Britain took the other individual gold in the Individual BC1 class through David Smith, while Slovakia and hosts Brazil shared the two pairs titles on offer.

MedalistsEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Individual BC1
details
David Smith
  Great Britain
Daniel Perez
  Netherlands
Yoo Won-jeong
  South Korea
BC2
details
Watcharaphon Vongsa
  Thailand
Worawut Saengampa
  Thailand
Yan Zhiqiang
  China
BC3
details
Jeong Ho-won
  South Korea
Grigorios Polychronidis
  Greece
José Carlos Macedo
  Portugal
BC4
details
Leung Yuk Wing
  Hong Kong
Samuel Andrejcik
  Slovakia
Pornchok Larpyen
  Thailand
Pairs BC3
details
  Brazil
Evelyn de Oliveira
Evani Soares da Silva
Antônio Leme
  South Korea
Jeong Ho-won
Kim Han-soo
Choi Ye-jin
  Greece
Anna Ntenta
Nikolaos Pananos
Grigorios Polychronidis
BC4
details
  Slovakia
Róbert Ďurkovič
Michaela Balcová
Samuel Andrejčík
  Brazil
Dirceu Pinto
Eliseu dos Santos
Marcelo dos Santos
  Thailand
Pornchok Larpyen
Luanchan Phonsila
Chaloemphon Tanbut
Team BC1–2
details
  Thailand
Pattaya Tadtong
Watcharaphon Vongsa
Worawut Saengampa
Supin Tipmanee
  Japan
Takayuki Kitani
Takayuki Hirose
Yuriko Fujii
Hidetaka Sugimura
  Portugal
Abílio Valente
António Marques
Cristina Gonçalves
Fernando Ferreira

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Thailand2125
2  South Korea1113
3  Brazil*1102
  Slovakia1102
5  Great Britain1001
  Hong Kong1001
7  Greece0112
8  Japan0101
  Netherlands0101
10  Portugal0022
11  China0011
Totals (11 NPCs)77721

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paralympic Boccia". Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ Classes & Classification Archived 20 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Boccia Australia
  3. ^ About Boccia Archived 15 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine, GB Boccia Federation
  4. ^ Boccia - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Official site of the 2016 Summer Paralympics
  5. ^ Bisfed Regional Team and Pairs Champs
  6. ^ As Brazil has already qualified through a host nation quota, this quota is released
  7. ^ Final World Rankings Archived 1 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, from BISFED.
  8. ^ Ticket Guide Archived 28 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine, from rio2016.org.

External linksEdit