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MCGUIRE Stephen
Sport Boccia
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthBellshill, SCO
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
BC4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hamilton, SCO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Glasgow Caledonian University: Scotland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
"When I left high school there was no opportunities for a disabled wheeler to get into sport. I just searched the web and came across the Scottish Disability Sport website and it was from there that I got into boccia."
Name of coach
Claire Morrison [national], GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Póvoa de Varzim, POR
General Interest
Nicknames
Steph (Facebook profile, 31 Jan 2017)
Hobbies
Supporting Scottish football team Celtic, travelling. (rio.paralympics.org.uk, Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jacqueline Lynn. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 24 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Hong Konger boccia player Leung Yuk Wing, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, English snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan, Swedish footballer Henrik Larsson. (gb-boccia.org, 06 Oct 2014; scottishdisabilitysport.com, 24 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named the Athlete of the Month for March 2016 by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 14 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
He competed with his older brother Peter in the BC4 pairs at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Sep 2012; paralympics.org.uk, 25 Jul 2012)
Impairment
He has muscular dystrophy and has limited use of muscles in his upper and lower body. (paralympics.org.uk, 25 Jul 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy UK. (rio.paralympics.org.uk, Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Pairs - BC4  
4 2012 Individual - BC4  
4 2016 Pairs - BC4  
6 2016 Individual - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
19 2006 Individual - BC4  
2 2010 Individual - BC4  
2 2010 Pairs - BC4  
4 2014 Pairs - BC4  
11 2014 Individual - BC4  
11 2018 Individual - BC4  
7 2018 Pairs - BC4  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2013 Individual - BC4  
2 2015 Pairs - BC4  
1 2017 Individual - BC4  
2 2017 Pairs - BC4  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 Individual - BC4  
8 2015 Individual - BC4  
2 2016 Individual - BC4  
5 2016 Individual - BC4  
3 2018 Individual - BC4  
3 2018 Individual - BC4  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 Individual - BC4  
World Open
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 Pairs - BC4  
3 2017 Individual - BC4