The BISFed 2017 – European Championships were a tremendous success!
The overall consensus between the players, fans and national teams was that the championship was extremely well organized, and it could not have been set in a better location.
The event was held in the Pavilhão Municipal, in Póvoa de Varzim, a past location for other boccia related national and international events.
Our national team had yet another great performance, even though, by each passing year, the competition is getting more and more challenging.
Here are a few of the results of our great athletes:
In the BC2 individual class, Nélson Fernandes became the European Champion, and Abílio Valente won the bronze medal, while in the team competition, in the BC4 class, Pedro Clara, Manuel Cruz and Carla Oliveira, also became European Champions.
We would also like to highlight that in the individual competitions José Carlos Macedo placed 5th in BC3, and so did Pedro Clara in BC4. We couldn’t overlook the 6th place of António Marques in BC4, and the 9th place of João Pinto in BC1.
Overall a fantastic result for our national team, considering the level of competition this year.
They will now focus on future competitions, with the goal of reaching the World Championship in 2018.
For images of the competition please check our gallery page, and if you are looking for all the results of the European Championships, you can visit the official website below.