Boccia at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

Boccia at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, took place at the Olympic Gymnastics Centre. There were expected to be 116 qualification slots (34 females, 82 gender free) across eight mixed events: four individual events, two pairs events and one team event.[1]

Boccia
at the XVI Paralympic Games
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Boccia pictogram of the
2020 Summer Paralympics
VenueOlympic Gymnastics Centre
Dates28 August – 4 September 2021
Competitors116 in 7 events
2016
Boccia stadium with matches being played
A mixed pairs BC3 match at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

While the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they kept the 2020 name and were held from 24 August to 5 September 2021.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

  • 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.

QualificationEdit

ScheduleEdit

P Preliminaries ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals F Final
Event Date
Wed
25 Aug
Thu
26 Aug
Fri
27 Aug
Sat
28 Aug
Sun
29 Aug
Mon
30 Aug
Tue
31 Aug
Wed
1 Sep
Thu
2 Sep
Fri
3 Sep
Sat
4 Sep
Sun
5 Sep
Individual BC1 P ¼ ½ F
Individual BC2 P ¼ ½ F
Individual BC3 P ¼ ½ F
Individual BC4 P ¼ ½ F
Pairs BC3 P ½ F
Pairs BC4 P ½ F
Team BC1/BC2 P ½ F

MedalsEdit

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Slovakia2002
2  Thailand1203
3  Japan*1113
4  Czech Republic1001
  Great Britain1001
  South Korea1001
7  Greece0112
  Hong Kong0112
9  China0101
  Malaysia0101
11  Brazil0022
12  Australia0011
  RPC0011
Totals (13 NPCs)77721

MedalistsEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed individual BC1
details
David Smith
  Great Britain
Chew Wei Lun
  Malaysia
José Carlos Chagas de Oliveira
  Brazil
BC2
details
Hidetaka Sugimura
  Japan
Watcharaphon Vongsa
  Thailand
Maciel Santos
  Brazil
BC3
details
Adam Peška
  Czech Republic
Grigorios Polychronidis
  Greece
Daniel Michel
  Australia
BC4
details
Samuel Andrejčík
  Slovakia
Pornchok Larpyen
  Thailand
Leung Yuk Wing
  Hong Kong
Mixed pairs BC3
details
  South Korea
Jeong Ho-won
Kim Han-soo
Choi Ye-jin
  Japan
Kazuki Takahashi [ja]
Keisuke Kawamoto
Keiko Tanaka
  Greece
Grigorios Polychronidis
Anna Ntenta
Anastasia Pyrgiotis
BC4
details
  Slovakia
Samuel Andrejčík
Michaela Balcová
Martin Strehársky
  Hong Kong
Leung Yuk Wing
Vivian Lau Wai-yan
Wong Kwan Hang
  RPC
Sergey Safin
Ivan Frolov
Daria Adonina
Mixed team BC1–2
details
  Thailand
Witsanu Huadpradit
Watcharaphon Vongsa
Worawut Saengampa
Subin Tipmanee
  China
Zhang Qi
Yan Zhiqiang
Lan Zhijian
  Japan
Takumi Nakamura
Yuriko Fujii [ja]
Hidetaka Sugimura
Takayuki Hirose

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 Summer Paralympics Qualification Guide" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympic.org (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021". BBC Sport. 30 March 2020.
  4. ^ Classes & Classification Archived 20 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Boccia Australia
  5. ^ About Boccia Archived 15 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine, GB Boccia Federation

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