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World Champion Boccia Stars Confirmed For Paris 2024

Published Wed 12 Jun 2024

They will compete at the South Paris Arena in August as the most exciting prospects in Australian boccia history. Michel became the first Australian Paralympic representative in the sport since Sydney 2000 when he and Maddern qualified for Rio 2016. Their bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 in the mixed individual BC3 was Australia’s first Paralympic boccia medal in 25 years. In 2022, Michel became world champion in the men’s BC3 and, alongside Leeson, in the BC3 pairs.  

Michel is currently the world No.1 ranked player in his classification and he and Leeson are No.1 in the mixed pairs. Their extraordinary achievements were recognised at the 2023 AIS Sport Performance Awards, where they were named Team of the Year ahead of finalists including the Australian Diamonds and Hockeyroos.