Day 5 evening | Boccia highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
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Day 5 evening | Boccia highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

November 19, 2019

BRAZIL v SLOVAKIA BC4 mixed pairs final
The Carioca Arena 2 was once again the centre of attention as the Mixed pairs BC4 final
got underway.. Thailand had taken the Bronze medal in this
category, having beaten Great Britain 3 -2 in a pulsating match that went to last end.
The gold medal match was contested by Brazil and Slovakia over 4 ends to decide the Rio
2016 Paralympic champions. Brazil the defending champions from London
2012 got off to a great start at end 1 boyed on by the home fans, as they went 2 zero
up, with a great roll from Marcelo Dos santos
Slovakia in their first ever Boccia final were undeterred an took the second end to
level the match at 2 all .Samuel AndreYCHIK leading the way with this pearler of a roll
It got even better for Slovakia as they got their tactics spot on at the third end to
take a point and go 3 – 2 up The pressure was now on Brazil, as they were
staring defeat in the face…. It was a tense final end…
Slovakia got infront and Brazil could not remove the lead ball and closer to the jack
themselves…. Victory for Slovakia Delight for
Samuel ANDREJCIK, Micheala BALCOVA and Robert DURKOVIC as they win their first ever Boccia
pairs final Attention now turned to the Mixed pairs BC3
final where a new Paralympic champion and silver medalist would be crowned as the
The Republic of Korea took on the hosts Brazil. The bronze medal had been decided earlier
when the london 2012 gold medalists Greece, beat Singapore 8 -1
Brazil in their first ever BC4 final were looking to get off to a flier in end one and
did just that going 3 zero up as the crowd urged
them on. Korea settled into the match and took the
second end holding one to put them on the score sheet
End three also went to Korea, again by a single point, as Brazil failed to get closer to the
jack. That made the score 2-3 and the final end all to play for, with both teams
in with a shout of victory Having been shut out for two ends, Brazil
responded by holding one forcing Korea to try and change things in their favour, try
as they may Korea could not budge the lead ball
and it was Brazil who took two points and the match The hosts making BC3 mixed pairs
history with a first gold, Evelyn De Oliviera, Antonio Leme, and Evani Soares Da Silver not
just Paralympians but the best of the best in Boccia
. All the hard work paying off for Brazil. A
moment that the team and captain Antonio Leme will never ever forg

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