The BISFed European Regional Open lifted us some curiosities that maybe you didn’t know.
Do you know that…
Marinos Gonias came to Sant Cugat with the worst ranking of the Greeks BC4?
But he was the great surprise of the category. Gonias was the winner of the triple tie in the pools round group ‘C’, and he didn’t lose any game until the final. There was McGuire waiting, and he didn’t give any chance to Gonias. But it was a great championship for the Greek, who is supposed to climb some positions in the ranking.
Norway was the country with fewer athletes in the championship?
They came to Sant Cugat with only one athlete: Per Kristian Thorsrud, from BC3. He won one game in the pools round, but he was eliminated. In the other side we have Spanish team, with 10 athletes, and British and Russian team, with 9 athletes both.
We had an entire family participating in the tournament?
They are the McCowan, from Ireland. Jamie, the youngest brother, won the individual BC3 category, with Scott, the older, ending in the third position. But they were not alone in Sant Cugat. McCowan family was also represent by their parents. Jamie participated with his mother as his assistant, and Scott with his father doing the same job.
Netherlands had an assistant who was an Olympic volleyball player?
Se is Jantine Van der Vlist, who participated in the Rio Olympic Games, 2016 summer. After made real her dream, now she’s in the Dutch Boccia team working as an assistant. Sant Cugat was her first experience in a Boccia European competition
National Spanish TV was filming reportage with Àlex Trullas?
España Directo, a National Spanish TV program, was in Sant Cugat filming reportage with Àlex Trullas. The BC4 player was really kind with the journalists, answering all their questions and doing some performance for the cameraman