The Individual competitions of the Seville 2021 World Boccia Europe Regional Championships have come to an end, providing the list of the first athletes from Europe qualifying for the Rio de Janeiro 2022 World Boccia Championships in December next year.
The medallists are:
|BC1 Female competition||BC1 Male competition|
|Gold medal – OLGA DOLGOVA (RUS) – Qualified |
Silver medal – KINGA KOZA (POL)
Bronze medal – AMAGOIA ARRIETA (ESP)
|Gold medal – DAVID SMITH (GBR) – Qualified |
Silver medal – MIKHAIL GUTNIK (RUS)
Bronze medal – ANDRÉ RAMOS (POR)
|BC2 Female competition||BC2 Male competition|
|Gold medal – CRISTINA GONÇALVES (POR) – Qualified |
Silver medal – CLAIRE TAGGART (GBR)
Bronze medal – NAGY VIVIEN (HUN)
|Gold medal – DMITRY KOZMIN (RUS) – Qualified |
Silver medal – RASTISLAV KURILAK (SVK)
Bronze medal – JOSEF ZABKA (CZE)
|BC3 Female competition||BC3 Male competition|
|Gold medal – EDYTA OWCZARZ (POL) – Qualified |
Silver medal – NANCY POSER (GER)
Bronze medal – ANNA NTENTA (GRE)
|Gold medal – GRIGORIOS POLYCHRONIDIS (GRE) – Qualified |
Silver medal – WAFID BOUCHERIT (ESP)
Bronze medal – ALEKSANDER LEGOSTAEV (RUS)
|BC4 Female competition||BC4 Male competition|
|Gold medal – ALEXANDRA SZABO (HUN) – Qualified |
Silver medal – MICHAELA BALCOVA (SVK)
Bronze medal – CARLA OLIVEIRA (POR)
|Gold medal – STEPHEN MCGUIRE (GBR) – Qualified |
Silver medal – RADEK PROCHAZKA (CZE)
Bronze medal – VASILE AGACHE (ESP)
Current World Champions Grigorios Polychronidis from Greece and David Smith from Great Britain have now confirmed their place in Rio as David Smith continues his winning streak, following his Gold medal in Tokyo.
Both Great Britain and Russia will be very pleased with their two gold medals, Russia qualifying Dmitry Kozomin as the highest European in the World Ranking in the BC2 Mens event.
Both Alexandra Szabo (current WR 15) and Olga Dolgova (current WR 10) should make a significant climb in the BISFed World Ranking, following their wins in Seville. The World Ranking will be updated following the end of the São Paulo 2021 World Boccia Americas Regional Championships.
Congratulations to all the participants and those qualified for Rio!
The Teams and pairs competitions start in Seville today, which will qualify the Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists to Rio.
Live streaming can be seen here.