Paralympic Winter Games
9-18 March

Ones to Watch: Wheelchair curling

Five wheelchair curlers will be key for their team’s success 29 Nov 2017
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Five wheelchair curlers have been named as the IPC's Ones to Watch

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By IPC

With 100 days to go until the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has unveiled its final Ones to Watch list for winter sports with wheelchair curling.

Selected by the IPC and World Curling, the Ones to Watch athletes are individuals who have the potential to guide their teams to medals at PyeongChang 2018. The list consists of five athletes.

Ones to Watch for Para alpine skiing, Para ice hockey, Para Nordic skiing and Para snowboard have been revealed.

Full biographies of the Ones to Watch for wheelchair curling are now available

Mark Ideson, Canada

Ideson will play lead on Team Canada as they look to defend their Paralympic title at PyeongChang 2018.

Rune Lorentsen, Norway

Lorentsen has been a mainstay on the Norwegian team, having captained Norway at every Paralympic Winter Games since the sport was included at Torino 2006. He helped Norway upset Russia at the 2017 World Championships for the gold medal.

Aileen Neilson, Great Britain

Neilson was instrumental in bringing Scotland out of the World Championships B-Pool to the bronze medal at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2017.

Soon-Seok Seo, South Korea

Seo solidified his role as vice skip for South Korea and will be an important player for the team as they try to contend for a medal on home ice at PyeongChang 2018.

Haitao Wang, China

Wang has been China’s team skip through six World Championships and will now lead them through their second Paralympic Games at PyeongChang 2018, where China will go for their first Paralympic medal.