Winter Paralympics 2018: Aileen Neilson looking for more medals in PyeongChang. Games are between 9 March to 18 March
Four years on from a brilliant bronze in Sochi. Aileen Neilsen is looking to skip ParalympicsGB’s wheelchairs curlers to more medal success in PyeongChang.
Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut in Torino in 2006.
The sport is open to male and female athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their body, including spinal-cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and double-leg amputation.
Teams are comprised of both men and women, and the sport is now practiced in 24 different countries.
Canada, Great Britain and Sweden proven to be the most successful in the sport. Wheelchair curling is played on a layer of 3cm thick ice called a sheet. It stretches 45.7m long and 5 meters wide. This is the same size as the able-bodied curling sheet.
It is a huge challenge and we know Aileen and her team can do it. We wish them all the best for the Winter Olympics 2018.
Great Britain has the largest team of athletes participating in the Games. This means a great deal of confidence that GB will enjoy major successes.
Sainsbury’s is a proud, long-term supporter of ParalympicsGB and a champion of inclusive sport for all.
For more information on Sainsbury’s commitment to inclusive sport visit www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/
Never did I dream ai would ever skipping the Great British team. One thing led to another. It’s every minute o every waking day is what I am thinking about. It will be my third games. My first one was in Vancouver. Second when I was out in Sochi. Four years ago I was delight to be the first female skipper
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) March 7, 2018
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