Claire Taggart

Claire Taggart

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Larne, County Antrim

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    BC4 at Rio

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Claire first tried boccia when she went along to local club and tried it out. Discovering she really enjoyed the sport and had a talent for it, she was invited to join the boccia players at the Ulster squad.

Previously classified as BC4, Claire has been reclassified to a BC2 player and found great success in 2015. As the number 1 ranked player in Northern Ireland she has also helped the BC1/BC2 team to gold at the European Team and Pairs Championships and silver at the Rio test event.

She reached the quarter-final stage of the Mixed Team BC1-2 event at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Claire has a passion for music, especially Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro, and keeps several tortoises and other reptiles.

Major Results

2015 BISFed Boccia European Championships Team and Pairs, Surrey, UK

  • BC1/BC2 Team: Gold

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