PyeongChang 2018 Sport Week: Introduction to wheelchair curling12.02.2018
Two teams try sliding stones as close as possible to a targeted area
Wheelchair curling is similar to its able-bodied version with some adaptations.
Two teams comprised of four players each take turns sliding stones across an ice sheet toward a target area called the “house.” Teams score points by getting it as close to the centre of the house as possible. The team with the most points after eight ends wins.
The head of the team is called the skip, who usually dictates other player’s shots through verbal and visual instructions.
In wheelchair curling, stones are delivered from a stationary wheelchair.
Each team must be comprised of male and female players.
The sport is governed by the World Curling Federation (WCF).
The Paralympic Winter Games take place in PyeongChang, South Korea from 9-18 March. Tickets can be purchased here.
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