The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) proudly celebrates the boccia career of Paralympian Josh Vander Vies, a BC4 pairs bronze medalist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as he announces his retirement from the sport, closing an 11-year career as a member of the Canadian team.
Vander Vies’ first major international competition was the 2003 World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand. There, he qualified to the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games and went on to compete at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups and the 2006 and 2010 World Championships. He earned a number of international podium finishes, winning a bronze medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and two silvers and one bronze medal in Americas Cup competition. His international career is undoubtedly highlighted by the gritty bronze medal in pairs from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, won with teammate Marco Dispaltro.
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