Boccia player Daniel Michel is a star on the rise after winning a silver and bronze medal at the 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships. Following these two stunning performances, he climbed three places in the individual BC3 world rankings to end the year ranked world No. 3, and four places in the pairs BC3 to end the year ranked world No. 2.

Two years earlier, Daniel became the first Australian athlete to compete in boccia at the Paralympic Games in 16 years. Absorbing as much experience as he could during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Daniel’s sights have always been firmly set on winning a Paralympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. His relentless pursuit is evident and his improvement as a player is matched only by his desire to turn his dream of Paralympic glory into reality.

Incredibly, despite this success so early in his career, Daniel …

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Date of birth
18 August 1995
Sport
Boccia
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Spinal muscular atrophy type 2
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Heathcote, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2011
First competed for Australia
2016
Sport career highlights

Bouncing back from a loss by beating the world number five at the 2014 BISFed Boccia World Open in Montreal, Canada

Greatest sporting moments

Michael Clarke scoring a triple-century in 2012 and Cathy Freeman winning the women’s 400m at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Disciplines

  • Sport: Boccia Discipline: Individual Classification: BC3
  • Sport: Boccia Discipline: Pairs Classification: BC3

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