(Ottawa, Ontario – June 15) The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is excited to announce athletes selected to compete at the Boccia World Open Championships at the Academy of Physical Education in Poznan, Poland from the 17th to the 22nd of June, 2015. There will be thirty one nations and 143 competitors at the event.
Marco Dispaltro, currently ranked number one in the world in the BC4 classification leads the squad alongside member of CIBC Team Next, Alison Levine and Caroline Vietnieks. The event follows a gold medal win in BC4 pair play for Dispaltro, Levine and teammate Iulien Ciobanu at the 2015 BISFed America Pairs/Team event at the 32nd edition of Défi Sportif in Montréal in May, garnering qualification for the BC4s for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Dispaltro, Levine and Vietnieks have been selected for nomination to compete at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
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About the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is an athlete focused national organization administering and governing sport opportunities targeted to athletes with cerebral palsy and related disabilities. CCPSA and its provincial partners cooperate as a proactive force to facilitate the development of equitable and fair sporting opportunities for our athletes. CCPSA is the National Sport Organization for the Paralympic sport of Boccia.
Three athletes chosen to compete at Boccia World Open in Poznan, Poland