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 competitionBC1 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 competitionBC2 Male competition
Gold medal – CRISTINA GONÇALVES (POR) – Qualified
Silver medal – CLAIRE TAGGART (GBR)
Bronze medal – NAGY VIVIEN (HUN)
Gold medal – DMITRY KOZMIN (RUS) – Qualified
Bronze medal – JOSEF ZABKA (CZE)
BC3 Female competitionBC3 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)
BC4 Female competitionBC4 Male competition
Gold medal – ALEXANDRA SZABO (HUN) – Qualified
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.

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