Boccia at the Summer Paralympics

Boccia at the Summer Paralympics
Governing body CP-ISRA
Events 7 (mixed)
Games

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.

Events

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 table

Total medals achieved from 1984 to 2016.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Korea (KOR)96722
2 Portugal (POR)810927
3 Brazil (BRA)72211
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
16 Norway (NOR)0112
18 Netherlands (NED)0101
18 New Zealand (NZL)0101
20 Belgium (BEL)0022
21 Australia (AUS)0011
21 Hungary (HUN)0011

References

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