October 1st 2019
Claire Taggart excelled at the 2019 Nymburk European Regional Open claiming Gold in both the BC2 Individual Championships and the BC1/2 Team Games.
This brings the recently crowned UK Champion’s, European medals to eight this year.
In a successful 2019, Claire has so far secured Gold and Silver at the European Regional Open in Zagreb and became the first person from Northern Ireland to medal at a European Open whilst securing her own first ever medal at a BISfed event. Claire then went on to double medal again at the Czech International Open, securing a Silver and Bronze and at the Sevilla European Regional Championships securing a Silver and Bronze.
In this crucial qualifying stage for the Paralympics, Claire still has the World Open ahead of her in October/November.
In 2016, Claire Taggart became the first ever Boccia athlete from Northern Ireland to compete in the Paralympic Games and she is determined to be at Tokyo 2020.