Birthdate

Sport(s)

Boccia

Hometown

Montréal, QC

Classification

In October 2019, Alison Levine rose to the No. 1 ranking in the world, the first woman to ever reach that height in the BC4 category in boccia. With the World Boccia rankings frozen since March 2020 due to the pandemic, Levine has retained her No. 1 position heading into the Tokyo Games.

She had climbed to No. 2 in the world in the BC4 singles after her first career international victory at the Montreal World Open in May 2019, her biggest title to date. She also earned a bronze medal in pairs at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games. 

In 2018 Levine reached new heights in international boccia as she placed fourth in the BC4 singles at the world championships in Liverpool, England. She came fifth at the 2016 Paralympic Games and was a silver medallist in mixed pairs at the 2015 Parapan American Games with Marco Dispaltro. 

She is renowned for her powerhouse strength and the speed at which she has developed within the sport. 

At 15, Levine started getting into sports. First, it was horseback riding. When she could no longer do that, she played wheelchair basketball and then rugby. She threw her first boccia ball in December 2012. The next month, she was competing provincially. Her first big result was a bronze in pairs at the Masters in 2014 in Portugal.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2018 World Championships… 

PERSONAL

Recruited into boccia by fellow BC4 athlete, Marco Dispaltro... In 2019 she was elected to the Canadian Paralympic Athletes’ Council and she is also co-chair of the Boccia Canada Athletes’ Council …  Regularly shares her story of how sport has positively impacted her life and provided her with independence to encourage others to get involved… She is a fan of the Montreal Canadiens... Her constant companion is her service dog, Ghia... Her mom, Roberta Fried-Levine is her competition partner

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 BISFed World Open in Brazil - Singles BC4 - Bronze

2019 Parapan American Games - Pairs BC4 - Bronze

2019 BISFed World Open in Montreal - Singles BC4 - Gold

2018 World Championships – Singles BC4 – 4th

2018 World Championships – Pairs BC4 – 6th

2016 Paralympic Games – Singles BC4 – 5th

2016 Paralympic Games – Pairs BC4 – 6th

2016 European World Open in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal- Doubles- Silver

2016 BISFed American World Open in Montreal, QC- Pairs BC4- Silver

2016 BISFed American World Open in Montreal, QC- Singles BC4- Bronze

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games - Pairs Mixed- Silver

2015 World Open Championships in Poland- Mixed Pairs BC4- Silver

2015 World Open Championships in Poland- Individual- Silver

2015 BISFed Americas Team/Pairs- Mixed Pairs BC4- Gold

2014 Boccia World Open in Povoa, Portugal – Mixed Pairs BC4- Bronze

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 silver medals

1 silver medals