ParalympicsOfficialAthletesTeam ChinaGame News
China into quarterfinals of boccia at Paralympics"10-goal rule" in full effect for football 7-a-side Beijing ParalympicsVideo: PDO exclusive interview with US Paralympics Chef De MissionThank you, world! Chinese Vice President meets Swedish princess on Paralympic sidelines Beijing: Cloudy 28-16 ℃
China into quarterfinals of boccia at Paralympics
 + -  
18:41, September 10, 2008

China surprisingly beat New Zealand and Hong Kong and advanced to quarterfinals of the boccia Mixed Team category Wednesday with the two straight wins.

China, world No. 22, opened the first day of the Mixed Team competition with a convincing 8-4 victory over world No. 4 New Zealand. Later, they beat Hong Kong 7-3, cleaning their way to the quarterfinals as the top runner in Pool A.

"Wang Yi threw some very accurate balls today because he was calmer and more concentrated after losing yesterday's Bronze medal match." said coach Tian Jia'nan.

"New Zealand defeated us once before the Paralympics. It was important to win against them this morning. It boosted our confidence for this afternoon's match against Hong Kong," he added.

"We played better than we expected. Hong Kong is quite a strong team, but today they didn't play well. We met Hong Kong in the national event previously, so we know how they play."

China will challenge world No. 6 Ireland in the quarterfinal on Thursday.

First finishers in the two pools of the Mixed Pairs will go through to the quarterfinals.

Powerhouses South Korea and Portugal have booked two berths in the semifinals of the Mixed Pairs BC3 category as both of them received two consecutive wins in their own groups.

The South Korea team, including the individual champions at Beijing Paralympics Park Keon-woo and bronze medalist Jeong Ho-won, opened their competition with two big wins as they downed China 9-2 and Canada 9-1 in Pool A.

Pocketing one gold in the Mixed Individual BC1 category, Portugal, consisting of Eunice Raimundo and Armando Costa, also had cruised with wins over the world No.6 Greece 5-2 and New Zealand 8-4.


Comments Related News
Send your wishes or comments to Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
1 Great Britain 19 10 7 36
2 China 17 23 18 58
3 USA 11 6 10 27
4 Russia 8 6 10 24
5 Ukraine 8 5 10 23
           Overall Medal Standings
Most Popular News
·China opens Beijing Paralympic Games in celebration of life and humanity
·Chinese president meets German counterpart, Japanese guest
·Paralympic medal tally on Sept. 7
·Paralympians set Water Cube on fire
·China's Vice President meets U.S. presidential delegation to Beijing Paralympics
Latest Photos
Paralympics table tennis event: semifinal of women\'s individual
Paralympics table tennis event: semifinal of women's individual
Latest Videos
Video: PDO exclusive interview with US Paralympics Chef De Mission
Video: PDO exclusive interview with US Paralympics Chef De Mission
Special for You
Learn Chinese
Learn Chinese
Olympic Songs & Videos
Olympic Songs & Videos
What to eat
What to eat
Where to Relax
Where to Relax
Chinese Arts
Chinese Arts
Chinese Festivals
Chinese Festivals
Copyright © 1997-2008 by all rights reserved