There are four classes in Boccia. Athletes
are grouped according to their impairment as follows:
who have Cerebral Palsy. They either kick or throw the ball. They may
request the use of an assistant, providing the assistant remains outside
of the athlete's box.
who have Cerebral Palsy but are able to better throw the ball than BC1
players. They are not allowed the use of an assistant.
with a severe physical disability (Cerebral Palsy or other) that prevents
them from throwing or kicking the ball three metres. They require
assistive equipment such as a ramp. An assistant is also allowed within
the athlete's box, however they are not allowed to observe gameplay.
who have a significant physical disability (non Cerebral Palsy) that makes
it difficult for them to throw the ball. No assistants or assistive
devices may be used.
Paralympics / World