Friday, November 12, 2010

Lineup now set for World Wheelchair Championships

China and Russia have qualified for the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Prague, February 22 - March 1, 2011. These two countries came through the qualifying competition in Lohja, Finland, which finished today. You can read the story of the event on the Wheelchair Curling Blog here. The results are all here, and there are links to photogalleries here.

These two countries will join the seven which qualified from the last world wheelchair curling championships: Canada, Sweden, Germany, USA, Scotland, Korea and Norway. Scotland was ranked fifth after that event to go through without need of prequalifying. The final country to make up the ten will be the host nation, the Czech Republic.

At the Prague event, teams will gain qualification points for the next Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.