Tag Archives: Korea

Tag Archives: Korea

Paralympic Blog: Getting Settled in Korea

Marie Wright pracitces in Korea while coach Wayne Kiel looks on. Photo by Brian Chick (Curling Canada)
March 8, 2018

Hello from South Korea, We’re just a day away from the Opening Ceremonies for the 2018 Paralympics. The wheelchair curling team (five athletes, and six support staff) have spent the last few days in Incheon (a suburb of Seoul) acclimating to the time difference, getting on the proper sleep cycles, and of course practicing. Five of us flew direct from Toronto, while the other six flew from Vancouver. Fortunately, the flights landed only an hour apart, and we were able to gather our bags, our gear, and find our transportation. One thing that should never be underestimated… travelling for any ...

Read More

Paralympic Curlers Ready to Compete in Pyeongchang

March 8, 2018

In the three Paralympic Winter Games in which wheelchair curling has been a medal event, Canada has been perfect. Three times — In Torino, Vancouver, and Sochi — the Canadian team stood atop the podium at the end of the week, with gold medals placed around their necks. The quest for No. 4 begins Saturday as the 2018 Winter Paralympics get underway in Pyeongchang, although the team in the Maple Leaf jackets isn’t thinking of it that way. “Obviously, there’s a bit of pressure with a record like that,” said Mark Ideson, skip of this year’s team. “But if you’re ...

Read More

Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Korea Update

March 6, 2012

Ji-Sun Kim will be one of the youngest skips in the field at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship. The twenty-four year old will be making her second consecutive appearance at the championship when she takes to the ice in Lethbridge with her mates Seul-Bee Lee, Un-Chi Gim and Hyun-Jung Lee. Last year in Esbjerg, Denmark, the Koreans finished round-robin play with a record of 2 wins and 9 losses.

Read More