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Boccia has been contested at the Summer Paralympics since the 1984 Games in New York City and Stoke Mandeville. Five boccia events were held at those games, two for men, two for women, and one mixed event where men and women competed together. Since then, all boccia events at the Paralympics have been mixed. Athletes in this sport have cerebral palsy and are given a classification according to the extent of their disability. There were originally two classes, C1 and C2, with C1 corresponding to those with more severe impairment. In 1996 a "C1 with aid device" class was added, and in 2000 the system was changed to have four classes, BC1 through BC4.

Boccia at the Summer Paralympics
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing bodyCP-ISRA
Events7 (mixed)
Games

EventsEdit

The table below gives the total number of boccia events and the disability classifications contested in individual, pairs, and team competition for each edition of the Summer Paralympics. All events were mixed unless noted otherwise.

Year Number
of events
Individual events Pairs events Team events
1984 5 Men's C1
Men's C2
Women's C1
Women's C2
Open
1988 3 C1
C2
C1–C2
1992 3 C1
C2
C1–C2
1996 5 C1
C1 with aid device
C2
C1 with aid device C1–C2
2000 5 BC1
BC2
BC3
BC3 BC1–BC2
2004 7 BC1
BC2
BC3
BC4
BC3
BC4
BC1–BC2
2008 7 BC1
BC2
BC3
BC4
BC3
BC4
BC1–BC2
2012 7 BC1

BC2

BC3

BC4

BC3

BC4

BC1-BC2
2016 7 BC1

BC2

BC3

BC4

BC3

BC4

BC1-BC2

Medal tableEdit

Total medals achieved from 1984 to 2016.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea (KOR)96722
2  Portugal (POR)810927
3  Brazil (BRA)6129
4  Spain (ESP)57719
5  Thailand (THA)51410
6  Great Britain (GBR)45312
7  Hong Kong (HKG)4105
8  Ireland (IRL)3126
9  United States (USA)2237
10  Slovakia (SVK)2103
11  Denmark (DEN)1326
12  Canada (CAN)1258
13  Greece (GRE)1225
14  China (CHN)0314
15  Japan (JPN)0202
16  Czech Republic (CZE)0112
  Norway (NOR)0112
18  Netherlands (NED)0101
  New Zealand (NZL)0101
20  Belgium (BEL)0022
21  Australia (AUS)0011
  Hungary (HUN)0011
Totals (22 nations)515153155

Multi medalistsEdit

Boccia players who have won two gold medals or five medals. Active players are in bold.

No. Athlete Country Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Dirceu Pinto   Brazil (BRA) 2008-2016 3 M 4 1 0 5
2 Antonio Cid   Spain (ESP) 1992-2004 4 M 3 2 1 6
3 João Paulo Fernandes   Portugal (POR) 2004-2008 2 M 3 1 0 4
4 Henrik Jorgensen   Denmark (DEN) 1984-1996, 2004 5 M 1 3 2 6
5 Eliseu dos Santos   Brazil (BRA) 2008-2016 3 M 2 1 2 5
6 Nigel Murray   Great Britain (GBR) 2000-2012 4 M 2 1 1 4
David Smith   Great Britain (GBR) 2008-2016 3 M 2 1 1 4
8 Pattaya Tadtong   Thailand (THA) 2004-2016 4 M 2 0 1 3
9 Maria Rodriguez   Spain (ESP) 1996 1 F 2 0 0 2

NationsEdit

Nation 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Years
  Argentina (ARG)             6 5 4 4 4 5
  Australia (AUS)             4 4 6 6 1 5
  Austria (AUT)             4 4 4 3
  Belgium (BEL)             4 2 2 3 3 5
  Bermuda (BER)             1 1
  Brazil (BRA)             2 7 10 3
  Canada (CAN)             4 2 4 6 6 8 7 9 6 9
  China (CHN)             9 5 6 3
  Czech Republic (CZE)             2 2 2 3 2 5
  Denmark (DEN)             1 3 4 4 4 5
  Finland (FIN)             3 1
  Great Britain (GBR)             7 6 4 6 4 4 4 9 10 9
  Greece (GRE)             4 3 5 5 4
  Hong Kong (HKG)             6 6 6 8 4
  Hungary (HUN)             2 2 2
  Ireland (IRL)             3 4 4 6 6 4 5 7
  Israel (ISR)             1 1
  Japan (JPN)             4 5 5 3
  Kuwait (KUW)             3 1
  Mexico (MEX)             1 1 2
  Netherlands (NED)             3 1
  New Zealand (NZL)             2 4 6 7 4
  Norway (NOR)             4 4 4 3 1 1 6
  Portugal (POR)             3 6 4 6 6 9 9 9 10 9
  Singapore (SGP)             1 2 2
  Slovakia (SVK)             2 2 5 7 4
  South Korea (KOR)             6 3 4 4 2 4 7 8 8
  Spain (ESP)             4 6 6 9 9 8 4 7
  Sweden (SWE)             4 1 1 3
  Thailand (THA)             4 3 8 7 4
  United States (USA)             4 4 4 6 4 3 1 1 8
Nations 5 8 11 14 14 18 20 21 23
Competitors 19 34 42 64 64 84 88 103 106
Year 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16

ReferencesEdit

  • "Boccia History". International Paralympic Committee. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-16.