Boccia games are back after more than a year without international competitions!
Boccia entered the Paralympic Games program in 1984 in New York, with 19 athletes from five countries (Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Portugal, and the United States of America) competing.
In these games, only team competitions were held, with individual games played separately between women and men in only two classes BC1 and BC2, resulting in a total of five medal eves.
The power of inclusion and its ability to athletes’ performance, with very specific functional characteristics, for elite competition levels, helped this sport develop all over the world in a fantastic way!
116 individual athletes will compete in Tokyo over the next few days, and seven medals will be awarded!
The Boccia Games begin on August 28th in Tokyo, with 116 athletes (82 men and 34 women) competing in the individual competition, which, as in previous years, will be divided into four classes (BC1, BC2, BC3, and BC4).
In this competition, 20 BC athletes will compete for the gold medal, while 24 BC2, BC3, and BC4 athletes will compete for a spot on the podium.
There will be ten pairs of BC3 and BC4 and ten BC1/BC2 teams competing in the pairs and teams competition. There will be seven medal events in total between the two Individual and Pairs/Team competitions, which will be held on September 1 (Individuals) and September 4 (Pairs/Teams).
Mark your dates in the Boccia competition calendar!