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Russian wheelchair curling team looks to finalize players ahead of the Lucerne World Cup

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

With the Lucerne World Cup looming on the horizon at the end February, the Russian wheelchair curling team is busy trying to finalize their roster at a number of international events before them.


At the Kisakallio Wheelchair Curling Tournament 2016 taking place this week in Finland, they brought Andrei Smirnov, Konstantin Kurokhtin, Aleksandr Shevchenko, and Daria Shchukin.  With three games completed for the Russians so far in this competition, they sit in second place, with two wins and one loss.  Their second team in the competition is in seventh and last place.

Following this competition, the Russians head to the United Kingdom for a tournament there.  Moscow native Svetlana Pakhomov joins the first team, replacing Shchukin on the roster.

Laura Hale
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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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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