Countdown to 2015 Parapan Am Games in Whitby

Boccia at the Parapan Am Games
• Made its official Paralympic Games debut in 1992 in Barcelona. 
• This sport is strategically similar to lawn bowling.
• Open to athletes with severe locomotor disabilities of a cerebral or non-cerebral origin, including individuals with cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, high-level spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, ALS and arthrogryposis. 
• Objective is to throw, kick or use an assistive device to propel leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball on a long, narrow field of play. 
• Canada led all nations with five boccia medals at the 2011 Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

via Countdown to 2015 Parapan Am Games in Whitby.

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