About

Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Born: 1984  |  Height: 3’3″ | Sport: Boccia (BC4 Mixed Singles and Doubles)

Best Results:

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

 

Biography

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.

In 2006, the boccia players of the world elected Josh to the International Boccia Committee as Athlete Representative. He acted as Athlete Council Representation on the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) Board of Directors, and chaired the CPC Athletes’ Council from 2008 – 2012. 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 the President of AthletesCAN – Canada’s association of national team athletes from all sports.

History of Results

results-map

Competition Doubles Singles
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 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 – Montreal, 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

 

Education:

University of British Columbia
Juris Doctor

University of Western Ontario
Honours Double Major:
Political Science, French Language & Literature

 

2013 Boccia World Ranking
2009 / 2010 Boccia World Ranking

Sources for results include BISFed, the International Paralympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association.

 


Creative Commons License