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Wheelchair Curling

In wheelchair curling each team is comprised of two men and two women. A game consists of eight ends. In wheelchair curling there is no sweeping, which means each throw has to be even more precise. The player’s wheelchair must be stationary during the throw and the stones can be thrown by hand or given an initial push with a cue.

If the teams are tied at the completion of eight ends, extra play continues for as many ends as required to break the tie.

Wheelchair curling was introduced as a Paralympic medal sport in 2006 and Canada has won the gold medal at all three Games so far.

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Joe Rea
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Jeff Dunbrack
Manager, High Performance & Game Enhancements
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Wheelchair curling is generally open to people with significant impairments in lower leg/gait function, who usually require a wheelchair for daily mobility (i.e. spinal injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or double leg amputation). More specifically, these are athletes who are non-ambulant or only able to walk short distances. International sports classifiers determine the minimum disability and appropriate classification.

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