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Britain name Paralympic curling squad for Vancouver


GB's Paralympic Curlers prepare for Winter Games

Three of the silver medal-winning squad from Turin in 2006 have been named on the Great Britain wheelchair curling team for the Winter Paralympics.

Scotland's Michael McCreadie, Angie Malone and Tom Killen all have a chance to make up for defeat by Canada in a nail-biting final four years ago.

They are joined by experienced fellow Scots Aileen Neilson and Jim Sellar.

The curling competition takes place from 13-20 March at the Vancouver Paralympic Centre.

The British team, which competes as Scotland at the World Championships were world champions in 2004 and 2005, and won world bronze medals in 2002 and 2007.

They finished fifth at the 2009 World Championships.

McCreadie will skip the team and says he is delighted with the honour.

"I make up 20% of the playing team and there are four others who are truly world class performers," he said.

"We have worked extremely hard to get back into winning ways, with the results from this year's tour clearly indicating we are on the right track.

"Preparations have gone really well and we plan in the next nine weeks to hone ourselves into a formidable adversary ready to take on the rest of the world."

Phil Lane, chief executive of ParalympicsGB added: "We are delighted that we can announce the wheelchair curling team that will represent Britain at the Winter Paralympics.

"We are confident that they will make us proud and we hope that the team will also bring home a medal for the second successive Games."

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see also
Curlers named in training squad
22 Sep 09 |  Disability Sport
Fourth place for GB curling team
13 Sep 09 |  Disability Sport
Scots curlers miss out on medals
01 Mar 09 |  Disability Sport
Scotland take bronze in curling
24 Feb 07 |  Disability Sport
GB curlers win Paralympic silver
18 Mar 06 |  Disability Sport

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