Burnaby’s Hanif Mawji pushed his rivals hard en route to finishing second at the 2017 Canadian Boccia championships in Longueil, Que.
Mawji, a veteran of the Canadian Parapan Games team, was undefeated after the opening day but finished the competition behind veteran BC1 (classification based on severe locomotive disabilities) Eric Lefebvre of Quebec, a first-time Canadian champion.
In third place was Ontario’s Keven Smith-Worthylake.
Mawji, who has cerebral palsy, has a silver and bronze medal from the 2015 Parapan Games and also represented Canada at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.
Also competing at the nationals was Burnaby resident Caroline Vietnieks, who in BC4 had begun the nationals undefeated after one day.
Source: Silver for Burnaby’s Mawji
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