March 20 at Vancouver 2010: Woolstencroft perfect, wheelchair curling wins thriller for gold

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 09, 2020

Memorable day for Canada

2010 wheelchair curling gold

The second to last day of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games couldn’t have been more memorable for Canada.
Calgary’s Lauren Woolstencroft completed an amazing Games with five gold medals including a victory in the women’s standing super combined on March 20. It is the most victories ever by a Paralympian at a single Winter Games.

Canada’s other alpine star at the Games Viviane Forest also finished with five medals (one gold, three silver, one bronze) after her silver in the women’s visually impaired super combined with her guide Lindsay Debou.

In wheelchair curling Canada edged South Korea 8-7 in a gold medal game thriller. It was Canada’s second straight gold at the Games. The Canadians had built an 8-1 lead after four ends and withstood a second half surge by the Koreans. 

Canada was skipped by Jim Armstrong of Victoria with lead Sonja Gaudet of North Vancouver, second Ina Forrest of Vernon, and third Darryl Neighbour. Bruno Yizek was the alternate.

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