Hosts Canada claimed a trio of medals at the Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships in Montreal, where competing countries had the first opportunity to gain ranking points ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Having won four of their five matches along with Brazil, the home nation came out on top in the BC4 pairs competition by virtue of the fact that they conceded just five points compared to their opponent’s 15, with Argentina placing third.
Canada had to settle for silver in the BC3 pairs competition, sandwiched between winners Brazil and bronze medallists Colombia, while a third-place finish came their way in the BC1/BC2 teams competition behind Argentina and Brazil, who took first and second respectively.
The Americas Team and Pairs Championships was the second Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) sanctioned event of the year.
Complete results from the event can be found by clicking here.
Next up for the athletes are the Boccia World Opens in Poznań, Poland from June 16 to 22, and Seoul, South Korea, from July 17 to 23, ahead of August's Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
Medal events in Toronto comprise the mixed individual BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4, the mixed pairs BC3 and BC4, and the mixed team BC1/BC2.
Canada was the top performing nation at the 2011 Parapan American Games, winning two gold medals, one silver and two bronze.
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