Sydney’s Daniel Michel is through to the boccia semi-finals at the Paralympics after a convincing quarter-final win.

Michel, who turned 26 earlier this month, and his ramp assistant Ashlee McClure shut out Korean Hansoo Kim 8-0 earlier on Tuesday in their BC3 individual match.

The Rio Paralympian now faces Czech Adam Peska on Tuesday evening, with the winner through to Wednesday’s gold medal match and the loser to play off for the bronze medal.

Australia has only won one Paralympic medal in boccia, a bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Competitors with more significant impairments compete in the sport and Michel has type two spinal muscular atrophy.

He won silver in the mixed pairs and bronze in the individual category at the 2018 world championships.

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Michel reaches boccia semi-finals at Games
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