Norway Defends World Wheelchair Curling Title

11 Feb 2008 By IPC

Last weekend, Rune Lorentsen, the Norwegian skip led his team to its second consecutive World Wheelchair Curling Championships title with a 5-3 win over Korea in the final.

The USA scored its first podium finish in its Wheelchair Curling history by winning bronze in Sursee, Switzerland. Skip Augusto Perez hammered Canada’s team 8-1 to earn the first-ever US Wheelchair Curling hardware. The US curlers screamed and hugged as their coaches and fans streamed onto the ice.

Next year's World Wheelchair Championship will be hosted by Vancouver's Hillcrest/Nat Bailey Stadium Park, the official Olympic and Paralympic Curling venue, currently still under construction.