Quick facts

Birthdate

December 16, 1985

Birthplace

Arthabaska, QC

Residence

Arthabaska, QC

Sport

Boccia

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

Noted for his quick decision-making and ball play on court, BC3 player Éric Bussière is dedicated to success in his craft. Introduced to boccia in 2011, he has excelled in the sport, making the national team only two years later.

Bussière points to the BC3 pair’s win 10-2 win over the United States at the 2015 Boccia Americas Pairs and Team competition for silver as the highlight of his career.

Alongside Paul Gauthier and Kevin Shaw, Bussière displayed confidence and consistency, helping lead the pair to an event qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In addition, Bussière won an individual silver medal at the World Open in Povoa, Portugal in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Competed at 2018 World Championships and 2016 Paralympic Games… Won a gold in pairs and a silver medal in singles at 2015 Parapan American Games.

PERSONAL

Bussière enjoys adapted sailing, good food and traveling. Always willing to try something new, Bussière is constantly challenging himself, whether it’s trying a unique dish or an alternative strategy on the court. In sport, he appreciates the opportunity to visit new places and different people during away competitions.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 World Championships – Singles Mixed – 13th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games – Singles Mixed – Eliminated in preliminaries
  • 2016 Paralympic Games Pairs Mixed – eliminated in preliminaries
  • 2016 BISFed Povoa World Open – Singles BC3 – Silver
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Singles BC3 – Silver
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Mixed Pairs BC3 – Gold
  • 2015 BISFed Americas Team/Pair Championships – Mixed Pairs BC3 – Silver