Paralympic hopeful Spencer Cotie is one of the world’s brightest young boccia stars.

He was born with cerebral palsy and grew up believing that he would never have the opportunity to play sport competitively – that is, until he discovered boccia.

Since starting in the sport nine years ago, Spencer has proven to all those around him that they are witnessing the rise of a champion. He has impressed Australian selectors time and again, and after winning a silver medal in the mixed pairs BC3 with Australian teammate Dan Michel at the 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships in Liverpool, England, all signs point to his selection to the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team.

Spencer first represented Australia in 2014 at the BISFed World Open in Hong Kong, where he and Dan combined to win the silver medal in the mixed pairs BC3. For their first international hit-out as a duo, it …

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Date of birth
18 April 1999
Sport
Boccia
Past Paralympic Games

Nil

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Forestville, NSW
Occupation
Student, athlete
Started competing
2010
First competed for Australia
2014
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the mixed pairs BC3 at the 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships in Liverpool, England

Greatest sporting moments

Winning a bronze medal in the mixed singles BC3 at the 2017 BISFed Regional Open Championships in Dubai, UAE

Heroes/role models

Dan Michel

Disciplines

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

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