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David Smith wins Gold

Paralympic Gold for David Smith in the Boccia

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Paralympic gold for David Smith

The Borough of Eastleigh is celebrating a Paralympic gold medal as David Smith scooped individual gold in the Boccia BC1 class at the Rio Paralympics.

David, who was born, raised and educated in Eastleigh and is now at University in Swansea, has built on his Gold in Beijing and Silver in London with GB’s first Boccia medal in Rio.

David, who dominated the final, said, “I had lots of chances and didn’t take as many as I would have wanted. It could have been a hatful but it wasn’t. At least I won the game and proved I can beat anyone in the world.”

Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Des Scott, has written a letter of congratulation to David, who is already a Freeman of the Borough, for his sporting achievement.

The Mayor said, “We were all cheering David and the team on in Rio. To win another Paralympic gold and is a tremendous achievement and I congratulate David on his superb gold medal victory.”