The fun isn’t over yet – Boccia Player Profiles

Johnny Cronin

Hailing from Mallow, Johnny Cronin has competed in every major championship in his chosen sport, Boccia, since 1997. Boccia is a precision sport where athletes require a wheelchair where the aim of the game is to throw a ball a close as they can to a target. Johnny, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, won gold at Sydney 2000 and he competes in both singles and doubles championships although he will be appearing in the individual only at this years games. No stranger to big wins, Johnny has also won various medal at World Championships including silver at the 2006 World Cup in Brazil.

Tom Leahy

One of the most experienced Irish athletes at this year’s Paralympics, Tom will be competing in his eighth games having appeared at every games since 1984. Tom, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, will be appearing in the mixed individual Boccia event as well as the mixed team event. Highlights in Tom’s career this far include a silver medal at Atlanta 1996 and he then went one better and won gold at Sydney 2000 in the discus event.

via The fun isn’t over yet – Sport – Cork Independent.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: