Birthdate

Sport(s)

Boccia

Hometown

Bois-des-Filion, QC

Classification

Danik Allard competed at his first Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020. He posted a win and two losses in the BC2 singles preliminary round and did not advance to the playoffs.

In 2022 at the world championships, he improved to a berth in the round of 16, going 1-1 in the preliminary round. 

Allard began his Para sport career playing Para ice hockey and swimming. When he wanted to take up a new sport in 2012, his mother signed him up for boccia and since then his passion for the sport has only grown. 

In 2019, Allard showed he was a rising star in the sport, climbing to 14th position in the world rankings after only two international appearances , including a fourth place at the BISFed Montreal World Open. His accomplishments also include a gold medal at the 2015 Jeux du Quebec and a gold medal at the 2018 Canadian Boccia Championships.

Allard competes in the BC2 category, for athletes with low to moderate trunk and limb movement limitation, or high leg movement limitation. Allard therefore has moderate core control and balance while seated and can throw well in a variety of ways.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2022 World Championships... 2020 Paralympic Games... 2019 World Open… Gold medal at the 2015 Jeux du Quebec…

PERSONAL
Started boccia at age 12

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2022 World Championships - men's individual - eliminated in round of 16
  • 2022 World Championships - team - eliminated in preliminaries
  • 2021 Paralympic Games - mixed individual - eliminated in preliminaries
  • 2019 BISFed World Open Montreal – Singles – 4th
  • 2019 BISFed America Regional Championships – Singles – 3rd    
Year Type
Host City
Medals
2023 Parapan am Games
Santiago, Chile
2 silver medals

2 silver medals

2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan