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Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Canada   
Place of BirthFort St. John, CAN
Height1.60 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Husband Curtis, children Evany, Marlon, and Connor
Other names
Ina Busche
Armstrong, BC, CAN
Higher education
English, History - Simon Fraser University: Burnaby, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began curling in 2004 at age 42 at the Vernon Curling Club in British Columbia, Canada.
Why this sport?
"All my children were in school so I had some free afternoons to fill, which turned into days and weeks, but it was great to be back into competitive sport."
Club / Team
Vernon Curling Club: Canada
Name of coach
Wayne Kiel [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
General Interest
Horses, photography, scuba diving, gardening. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sharon Morrison. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to rock music before she competes. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live life large, today's experiences make tomorrow's cherished memories." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 2016. (, 18 Feb 2016)

She was a part of the Canadian wheelchair curling team that received the Best Team Performance award at the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards. The team were given the award in recognition of their gold medal win at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. She was also named the Best Female Athlete at the same ceremony. (, 2014)

She received awards of excellence from the mayors of Armstrong and Spallumcheen in British Columbia, Canada, in recognition of her gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (, 08 May 2010)
Famous relatives
Her sister-in-law Jodi Busche represented British Colombia in curling at the 1996 Scott Tournament of Hearts. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2014)
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
At age 21 a drunk driver struck her car as she travelled home from a volleyball tournament. Her injuries resulted in paraplegia. (, 30 Apr 2010)
Other information
She is a certified scuba diver. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 Team  
1 2014 Team  
3 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006/2007 Team  
4 2007/2008 Team  
1 2008/2009 Team  
1 2010/2011 Team  
7 2011/2012 Team  
1 2012/2013 Team  
6 2014/2015 Team  
7 2015/2016 Team  
5 2016/2017 Team  
10 2018/2019 Team