Dan Bentley who has visited Panathlon several times in the last 6 months won a Bronze medal at the Paralympics yesterday !
Great Britain’s defending Boccia champions won the BC1-2 Team bronze in front of a sell out crowd. Dan Bentley, Nigel Murray, David Smith and Zoe Robinson beat Portugal 7-5, despite needing the judge’s measuring tape on several occasions.
The Games will be captain Nigel Murray’s last and Dan Bentley said: “ He has gone out on a high. I wanted a medal for myself but partly to send him off on a high note. The team were excellent. We have done it many times before but to do it today was excellent.”
Dan (pictured above in yesterdays match) has visited Panathlon on three occasions in the last year, watching the Panathlon players play Boccia and giving a “masterclass” on how Paralympians play the game at the highest level.
Its great to see a friend of Panathlon who has encouraged some of our youngest players how to play Boccia, succeed at the highest possible level.
Dan’s Father also works for Panathlon’s corporate sponsor, the Woodland Group in Chelmsford.
Panathlon wish to congratulate Dan and his family on this tremendous achievement.