PyeongChang 2018: Swiss wheelchair curling team named

Four athletes will make Paralympic Winter Games debuts 14 Dec 2017
a female wheelchair curler pushes the stone across the ice

Claudia Huettenmoser (R) is the only returning member of the Swiss wheelchair curling team

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By NPC Switzerland

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Switzerland has announced the five athletes who will compete in wheelchair curling at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Switzerland is sending its first wheelchair curling team since Vancouver 2010. The team finished fourth at their home World Championships in Lucerne in 2016, which secured an early quota place for PyeongChang 2018.

Four athletes will make their debuts, in addition to Claudia Huettenmoser, who returns from Vancouver 2010. She will be joined by skip Felix Wagner, Marcel Bodenmann, Beatrix Blaeuel and Hans Burgener.

Luana Bergamin, Chef de Mission for the Swiss team, is pleased with the NPC’s first selection for PyeongChang 2018: "It motivates me a lot that we now represent at least two sports in these Games. This is enormously important for the whole Paralympic sport in this country. The curling team has made tremendous progress in recent years and from time to time the top teams have been staggered.”

The Paralympic Winter Games take place between 9 and 18 March 2018.