Quick facts

Birthdate

February 12, 1968

Birthplace

Burnaby, BC

Residence

Burnaby, BC

Sport

Boccia

Experience

Beijing 2008

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

As a player, Hanif Mawji is renowned for his consistency and precision on court, two skills that have contributed to his extensive athletic career. Mawji spent several years as a goalie in power-soccer before focusing his energy on boccia. Over  20 years after attending his first international boccia event, he continues to consistently be ranked in the top 10 in the world in the BC1 classification. Most recently, he competed at the 2019 Défi Sportif AlterGo National Open where he won a gold medal.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Silver and bronze medal at the 2015 Parapan American Games… Competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

PERSONAL

He enjoys spending time with his family, dancing and swimming and is an avid football and hockey fan.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 Défi Sportif AlterGo National Open – Individual – Gold
  • 2019 BISFed World Open in Montreal – Pairs – Gold
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Individual – Silver
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Team – Bronze
  • 2008 Paralympic Games – Individual – 15th