2011 Parapan American Games – Guadalajara, Mexico – Bronze (singles)
2012 Paralympic Games – London, England – Bronze (doubles)
Best Singles World Ranking: 7th – January 2010
Best Doubles World Ranking: 3rd – May 2013
Photos by Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee
Josh Vander Vies is a Canadian former international boccia player, 2004 Paralympian, 2011 Parapan American Games bronze medalist in singles and 2012 Paralympic bronze medalist in doubles.
During his career, the boccia players of the world elected Josh to the International Boccia Committee as athlete representative for a two-year term. He was a director of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and chaired the CPC Athletes’ Council. Josh represented Canadian Olympic, Paralympic, and national team athletes as a past director, and eventually past president of, AthletesCAN – Canada’s association of national team athletes. He holds an honours double major in Political Science and French from the University of Western Ontario and a law degree from the University of British Columbia.
Josh is a Vancouver-based lawyer.
History of Results
|2014 BISFed World Championship – Beijing, CHN||8||19|
|2014 BISFed World Open – Povoa de Varzim, POR||3||16|
|2013 Brazilian Boccia Championship – Maringá, BRA||2||8|
|2013 Americas Cup – Gardner, Kansas USA||3||5|
|2012 Paralympic Games – London, GBR||3||15|
|2012 Défi sportif – Montréal, CAN||1||4|
|2012 Cheshire International – Wigan, GBR||3||—|
|2012 Portuguese Masters – Povoa de Varzim, POR||6||15|
|2011 Parapan American Games – Guadalajara, MEX||—||3|
|2011 World Cup – Belfast, IRL||4||25|
|2011 Cheshire International – Wigan, GBR||2||—|
|2010 World Championship – Lisbon, POR||5||12|
|2009 Americas Cup – Montréal, CAN||—||2|
|2008 Cheshire International – Wigan, GBR||5||—|
|2007 World Cup – Vancouver, CAN||9||27|
|2006 Croatia Boccia Open – Osijek, CRO||1||—|
|2006 World Championships – Rio de Janeiro, BRA||8||18|
|2005 Americas Cup – Mar del Plata, ARG||2||3|
|2004 Paralympic Games – Athens, GRE||6||10|
|2003 World Cup – Christchurch, NZL||8||7|
Canadian National Singles Champion
2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Sources for results include BISFed, the International Paralympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association.