Boccia was first introduced to the Paralympic Games in 1984 for people with severe cerebral palsy. The roots of this sport dates back to Ancient Greece where athletes competed against each other by throwing large stones to hit a target.
In Iran, Boccia was first practiced in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, the first group of Iranian athletes were sent to Malaysia to take part in 2006 FESPIC Games and compete against the Asian competitors.
Currently, Boccia is played in 40 provinces across the country.
Watch the introduction to Boccia on Paralympic TV.