Canada wins silver medal at wheelchair curling world championships

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 09, 2024

Fall to Norway in final

curling team 2024

GANGNEUNG, South Korea –  Canada won the silver medal at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship on Saturday.

The Canadians lost 6-2 to Norway in the final. It was a second straight silver and the third in four years.

Team Canada, consisted of skip (lead rocks) Mark Ideson of London, Ont., fourth Jon Thurston of Dunsford, Ont.,, third Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen, B.C. and second Gil Dash of Wolseley, Sask. The alternate was Chrissy Molnar, head coach Mick Lizmore, and team leader Kyle Paquette.

“Our goal is always to make the playoffs and make the final game and we did that,” said Ideson. “You know, it wasn’t our day today, Norway had a great game. That’s just the way things go.

“We fought hard and we’re happy to be bringing home a medal for Canada.”

The Canadians went 8-3 in the round robin portion of the tournament to rank second then defeated Sweden in the semis.

China defeated Sweden 6-3 for the bronze.

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