Reshad wins bronze medal at the Boccia UK Championships

Published November 12, 2022

In October, the Boccia UK Championships, the most prestigious and toughest competition in the boccia season took place in Swansea, hosted by Disability Sport Wales. 

The event has been put on hold since it was staged in 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic so athletes were of course eagerly awaiting to jump back on the court and try to ensure a spot on the podium. 

To qualify for the GB Championships, you either have to medal at the regional competition of your home nation (e.g The BE Cup) or you are a ranked international athlete.  This means that only the top athletes in the country get a chance to compete.

After a successful international competition in Poznan, Poland, Reshad clinched his first international medal and became the highest-ranked male British BC2 player, placing at number 30. This helped Reshad book his place at the GB Championships, coming in as a favourite to progress to the tail-end of the championships.  

Reshad topped the group stages, winning two out of three matches and with a superior points difference. the semi-final was a fantastic spectacle. Losing by a single point, 5-4, to Kayleigh Haggo, who would go on to make history and contest the gold medal with Clare Taggart, an incredibly experienced athlete, in an all-female final. A first for the GB Championships. 

While disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to win the gold medal, Reshad dusted himself down, however, and comfortably secured the bronze with a 7-1 victory over Jason Rolph. 

Congrats to Reshad on his success at the GB Boccia Championships. 


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