The BBC have published a piece on Nigel Murray, the world number 5, during his preparations for the BISFed World Championships. Murray is keen to build on his success from the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and feels that a medal is well within reach.
Murry forms part of a 10 person squad for Great Britain who will be looking to add to the 9 World Open medals won already this year in Montreal and Povoa. The British team have it far from their own way in China. Strong teams from Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Thailand and Korea among others all have a chance to take home gold.
With preparations being finalised, BISFed president David Hadfield believes China is the right country to host the World Championships and continues to stress the importance of more competitions taking place.
Since forming in 2012, It has been a major priority of BISFed to sanction more events between the four-year Paralympic cycle, with eight events across four continents set to take place in 2015 alone.
David Hadfield said: “Boccia is growing in Asia, certainly at the highest level of competition, faster than anywhere else, so I think it’s fantastic to be holding the event in China. It’s critical to the growth of any sport to have competitive opportunities and what BISFed has done is increased the schedule enormously.”
“We have more than doubled the competitive opportunities, which is good for athletes. We aim to continue to professionalise the sport so that it is as well-governed as it possibly can be,” Hadfield added.
The BISFed World Championships get underway on the 22nd September and will host over 130 athletes across the 7 medal events.
Read the full BBC story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/28970724