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Norway claims silver at Wheelchair Curling World Championships

Wheelchair curling pictogram. Wheelchair curling pictogram. Image credit: Maxxl2, licensed public domain.

Yesterday, Norway lost to Russia 4 – 7 in the gold medal match at the Wheelchair Curling World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland to claim silver and a spot at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

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Russia and Norway had met three times in the lead to the gold medal match, with Russia winning all three matches. Norwegian players told sa.no that based on their performance, the Russians deserved the win.  As Norway had gone into the competition trying to avoid relegation to the Wheelchair Curling B World Championships, the team still came away very pleased with their result,  despite not winning gold.   The best match for Norway was likely their 7 – 4 victory against South Korea in the semi-finals, which put the Norwegians into the finals.

The Norwegian team included Rune Lorentsen, Jostein Stordahl, Ole Fredrik Syversen, Sissel Löchen and Jan-Erik Hansen.  They were coached by Peter Dahlman.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2532 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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