Paralympics Feb 27, 2020

Paralympic Boccia test event to be held without athletes

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizers said Wednesday that a Paralympic Boccia test event will be held without athletes due to concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak. The event, originally scheduled as the Japan Para Championships Boccia and set to start on Friday at Ariake Gymnastics ...

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Paralympics Mar 8, 2019

Athletes impressed with Tokyo 2020 boccia venue

Two athletes from Japan's Paralympic boccia team left with good impressions Friday after visiting the site of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, the future venue for the sport at next summer's Tokyo Games. Hidetaka Sugimura and Takayuki Hirose, members of Japan's silver medal-winning mixed team at ...

Japan boccia squad claims silver medal in Rio

Olympics Sep 13, 2016

Japan boccia squad claims silver medal in Rio

Japan's chance of winning its first gold medal at the Rio Paralympics was blown Monday when the four-member boccia squad was defeated by Thailand 9-4 in the mixed team BC1-2 final. Still, the silver was the country's first-ever Paralympic medal in the sport — which ...