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MCGUIRE Peter
Sport Boccia
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthBellshill, SCO
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hamilton, SCO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
"Was introduced by my brother after he went to the Europeans back in 2005 and needed a partner for the pairs."
Name of coach
Jim Thomson
Coach from which country?
England
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, writing, going to the theatre and travelling. (gb-boccia.org, 25 Jun 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the BC4 Pairs silver medal alongside his brother Stephen at the 2010 World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Jul 2012)
Most influential person in career
His brother Stephen. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol
Within boccia, Bruno Valentim of Portugal. (gb-boccia.org, 25 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives
His brother Stephen Mcguire also competes for Great Britain in boccia. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Jul 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Jul 2012)
Other information
LONDON 2012 QUALIFICATION
He says it's been a long but enjoyable ride. "It's been a seven year journey for myself and my brother after just missing out on Beijing. The Paralympic Games is the pinnacle event in an athletes career." (paralympics.org.uk, 11 Jul 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Pairs - BC4  
8 2012 Individual - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 Individual - BC4  
10 2010 Individual - BC4  
2 2010 Pairs - BC4