Thailand dominated the BC1/BC2 team event from start to finish in the 2015 Boccia Asia and Oceania Team and Pairs Championships, winning all five of their games comfortably. But the remaining medals in the team event were not so straightforward, as the five-day competition wrapped up on Sunday (14 June) in Hong Kong, China.
With China, South Korea and Japan all winning three games each, the final group positions had to be decided by point differences in games played against each other. South Korea benefitted from a strong 10-2 performance against Japan to claim the silver. Japan earned the bronze after finishing one point better than China.
In the BC3 pairs event, South Korea showed why they are the world champions. The team took home the gold in dominating fashion, dispatching Singapore 10-0 in the semifinals and going on to defeat Thailand 8-1. Singapore beat Japan 4-2 in the bronze medal match.
Korea looked to add another title on the BC4 pairs event, but China spoiled that run by winning the gold. Host nation and defending BC4 world champions Hong Kong won the bronze.
Valuable world ranking points were at stake, as teams continued on their road to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Next up is the 2015 Boccia World Open from 17-21 June in Poznan, Poland.
For more information on the Boccia Asia and Oceania Team and Pairs Championships, please visit the Boccia International Sports Federation’s (BISFED) website.