Dave Richer

Dave Richer started playing boccia at the elite level in May 2010, at age 37 and competed in his first international competition in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the Parapan American Games in 2011, where he won a bronze medal.

Inspired by his wife and coach to take up the sport, he is a valuable member of the Canadian National Boccia Team. Richer trains six days per week, including time on the court, in the gym and mental training. He also plays for Team Quebec.

Richer says that the most influential person on his athletic career is his coach, Mario Delisle. Some of his greatest athletic accomplishments include a team gold medal at the Défi Sportif 2011 and a provincial championship gold medal.

Richer was born with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. He credits sport for instilling in him valuable qualities such as confidence, perseverance and success.

In addition to his athletic career, Richer is a comedian and public speaker. He is quite a public figure in Quebec and is particularly known for his comedy skits and TV roles. In his spare time, Richer enjoys movies, dining out and being surrounded by friends.


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Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Boccia Singles BC2 - Open 9
2012 London Paralympics Boccia Team Mixed - BC1/BC2 12
Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Boccia Singles BC2 - Open 3