Sugimura wins Japan's first gold in boccia

Sugimura Hidetaka has won Japan's first-ever gold medal in the Paralympic sport of boccia.

Boccia is a precision ball sport similar to curling and lawn bowls. It was designed for people with severe disabilities.

Sugimura, who has cerebral palsy, faced Thailand's Watcharaphon Vongsa in the final on Wednesday. Vongsa is a national star in his country who won both the individual and team events in Rio.

The 39-year-old Sugimura scored one point after another with his accurate moves. He won the match 5-0.

Adam Peska from the Czech Republic has won in the most severely disabled class of the sport. Peska was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of six. He competed at the Games while having oxygen pumped.