By David Gold

Dan_Bentley_19-08-11August 19 - Britain's Paralympic gold medallist Dan Bentley (pictured, left) is looking forward to the Boccia World Cup which is due to get underway underway, and is confident that he can add to his medal haul.

Bentley, who won gold at Beijing 2008, said: "The whole squad are looking in good shape after the clean sweep at the Cheshire international in June.

"I can definitely see us getting a medal if not winning it.

"We need to get off to a good quick start and, with home support, anything could happen.

"As for the singles competition, I am looking in really good shape, this is the best preparation I have had for a major event and I feel that I can go all the way.

"I am targeting top eight, but I will take it one game at a time, relax and see what happens."

Fellow British Paralympic gold medallist Zoe Robinson added: "I have been training very hard for this competition and I am just hoping I do well.

"We do not know the final selection for London until next year but I need to do well to be able to play in the individuals if picked for the team.

"I am hoping that we as a team will be in the top three.

"Spain and Portugal are our main rivals.

"The facilities at the University [of Ulster] are very good and the staff very friendly and very helpful and I cannot wait."

Teams have arrived ahead of the Opening Ceremony and the tournament runs until August 26.

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