Richardson ready for Paralympics Boccia event

He is a seasoned competitor but Brock Richardson is still the youngest player on the Canadian boccia team that is competing at the London Paralympics, which begin Wednesday.Just 21 years old Richardson competed four years ago on the Canadian team at the Beijing Paralympics. He has also been to three World Cups, a World Championship and the 2011 Parapan American Games.And while many international boccia players can be much older, Richardson has shown that at a young age he belongs with the best. In 2008 in Beijing he finished in the top half of the individual competition, finishing 10th, in just his second international tournament, while the Canadian team was ninth.Last year he had his best international tournament ever reaching the quarterfinals and finishing fifth individually at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. There is no doubt that Richardson feels he and the team are ready for London.“I have confidence in my team,” he said. “I know if I play the way I can, I can win a medal.”

via BramptonGuardian Article: Richardson ready for Paralympics boccia competition.

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