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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Curling

Lillehammer to host wheelchair curling qualifiers

The final two teams for the 2015 World Championships will be decided in November. 06 Apr 2014
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Rune Lorentsen

Rune Lorentsen has been leading Norway's wheelchair curling team at Sochi 2014.

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By IPC

This event will see the top two teams qualify for the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, which will take place in Lohja, Finland, next February.

The World Curling Federation has announced that the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event will be hosted by Lillehammer, Norway, from 1-6 November this year.

This event will see the top two teams qualify for the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, which will take place in Lohja, Finland, next February.

The announcement was made following the Federation’s Executive Board meetings which were held in Beijing, China, last week

After being awarded the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event, Pal Trulsen, General Secretary of the Norwegian Curling Association, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to test out our venue ahead of the Winter Youth Olympic Games which will be taking place in this same curling venue in February 2016.”

The top seven placed teams from the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championships, held in Sochi, Russia, plus hosts Finland, have already qualified automatically for the 2015 event. The top seven teams were Canada (gold), Sweden (silver), China (bronze), USA, Russia, Scotland and Slovakia.