This event took place at the same venue for the 2023 Santiago Parapan American Games in November. The Parapan American Games is a qualification competition for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.

Cryderman also won a silver medal in the Team BC1 and BC2 competition, winning against El Salvador, Mexico, and Chile with a 3-1 record. This win was accomplished due to hard work and team cohesion with his team members, Danik Allard (Bois-des-Fillion,QC) and Kristyn Collins (St. John’s, NL), as well as coach Ed Richardson (Brampton, ON).

This is not Cryderman’s first rodeo at an international event, most notably attending the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and most recently competing at the 2023 Montreal World Boccia Cup in April.

It was Cryderman’s first medal internationally, as well as his Sport Assistant, Nick Dunham’s, first experience traveling with Team Canada: “I was honoured to be the performance partner of Lance Cryderman as he won his first individual medal at an international competition and to be a part of the BC1/BC2 team that won the silver medal as well. Being around Team Canada throughout a successful tournament and seeing how close knit the boccia family is was such an enlightening experience. I am very hopeful that there will be more success for Canadian boccia players on the world stage and that Ontario athletes can use these athletes as great role models!”.

Cryderman will be attending this weekend’s Ontario Boccia Championships in Waterloo, ON. This event is hosted annually in Ontario, providing an opportunity for athletes to compete against the best in the province. Spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information, go to the OBC Event Webpage.

The Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA) was founded in 1981 as a registered charitable organization for the delivery of sport to persons with cerebral palsy. Today, OCPSA is a leading sport organization in the province for persons with a disability, focused on sport development, participation and performance for athletes in Para-Athletics (Track and Field) and Boccia.

Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Juliana von Cramon, Program Manager
Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association