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Canada claims third straight Paralympic gold!

Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Posted by Canadian Curling Association

We’re golden, three times over!

Team Canada's Dennis Thiessen, left, and Sonja Gaudet embrace at the Ice Cube Curling Centre. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Team Canada’s Dennis Thiessen, left, and Sonja Gaudet embrace at the Ice Cube Curling Centre. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Canada’s wheelchair curling team of skip Jim Armstrong, third Ina Forrest, second Dennis Thiessen, lead Sonja Gaudet and alternate Mark Ideson defeated Russia 8-3 on Saturday at the Ice Cube Curling Centre in Sochi in the Paralympic Winter Games gold-medal game.

It kept alive Canada’s perfect record of wheelchair curling gold medals at the Paralympics, started by Chris Daw in 2006 at Torino and extended by Armstrong in 2010 in Vancouver.

Gaudet made history as the first Paralympian to win gold medals in three consecutive Games, while it was a second Paralympic gold for both Armstrong and Forrest.

Team Canada is coached by Joe Rea, with Wayne Kiel serving as the assistant coach and Wendy Morgan as the Team Leader.

Keep checking www.curling.ca for more details on Team Canada’s gold-medal victory, including quotes from the winning team!



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The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.

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