Games type: Summer Paralympic Games
Games year: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008
Para sport: Boccia
Gender: Male
EthnicityNZ European
Date of Birth17 Dec 1965
ResidesPalmerston North
OccupationBoccia player
Impairment (Disability)Cerebral Palsy

Greig Jackson started playing Boccia in the early 2000s where he showed his potential with his strong ability to read the game. He was quickly nicknamed “The Surgeon“ due to his exceptional ability to clinically redistribute the spread of balls to his advantage. 

Winning a bronze medal at last year’s Chinese Taipei Regional Open in Taiwan, Greig became the first person to win an individual Boccia medal for New Zealand. Currently ranked 47th in the world, he’s been as high as seventh. Greig competed at two Paralympic Games: Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 where he represented New Zealand both as an individual and in a team.

Having more than 90 international caps, Greig is considered one of the best New Zealand Boccia players.

Read more about Greig’s story in this article.

Greig officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Palmerston North in October 2019.

Paralympic results

2004 Athens 2004 Paralympic Games-
2008Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games-