Boccia at the Summer Paralympics

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

SummaryEdit

Games Year Events Best Nation
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 1984 5   United States
8 1988 3   South Korea
9 1992 3   Spain
10 1996 5   Spain
11 2000 5   Ireland
12 2004 7   Portugal
13 2008 7   Brazil /   South Korea
14 2012 7   Brazil
15 2016 7   Thailand
16 2020 7   Slovakia

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
2020 7 BC1

BC2

BC3

BC4

BC3

BC4

BC1-BC2

Medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2020 Summer Paralympics

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea (KOR)106723
2  Portugal (POR)810927
3  Thailand (THA)62412
4  Brazil (BRA)61411
5  Spain (ESP)57719
6  Great Britain (GBR)55313
7  Hong Kong (HKG)4217
8  Ireland (IRL)3126
9  Slovakia (SVK)3104
10  United States (USA)2237
11  Greece (GRE)1337
12  Denmark (DEN)1326
13  Japan (JPN)1315
14  Canada (CAN)1258
15  Czech Republic (CZE)1113
16  China (CHN)0415
17  Norway (NOR)0112
18  Malaysia (MAS)0101
  Netherlands (NED)0101
  New Zealand (NZL)0101
21  Australia (AUS)0022
  Belgium (BEL)0022
23  Hungary (HUN)0011
  RPC (RPC)0011
Totals (24 nations)575760174

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
2 Jeong Ho-won   South Korea (KOR) 2008-2020 4 M 3 2 1 6
4 David Smith   Great Britain (GBR) 2008-2020 4 M 3 1 1 4
5 João Paulo Fernandes   Portugal (POR) 2004-2008 2 M 3 1 0 4
6 Pattaya Tadtong   Thailand (THA) 2004-2016 3 M 3 0 1 4
7 Antonio Marques   Portugal (POR) 1988, 1996-2008, 2016 6 M 2 3 2 7
8 Eliseu dos Santos   Brazil (BRA) 2008-2016 3 M 2 1 2 5
9 Nigel Murray   Great Britain (GBR) 2000-2012 4 M 2 1 1 4
10 Henrik Jorgensen   Denmark (DEN) 1984-1996, 2004 5 M 1 3 2 6

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.