Australia has fielded its largest boccia team in 20 years at the Paralympic Games with Cronulla's Daniel Michel leading the way.
The boccia medals rounds are on September 01 for individuals and the teams on September 04 and Daniel got off to a winning start.
Michel, who competed in Rio in 2016 and is ranked No.4 in the world in the BC3 class said Australia doesn't have a lot of boccia history.
"This is the first time in a long time that we're going to have a team at a really competitive level.
"It's exciting to be part of that. It's a great opportunity to bring boccia to the forefront in Australia and get more talking about it, more people involved and to grow the sport." he said
He won the bronze medal in the Individual BC3 at the 2018 World Championships in England and teamed up to claim silver in the Mixed Pairs BC3.
Now Michel is devoting himself to a Paralympic title.
"It really does mean everything. It is my ultimate goal." Daniel said
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