Tag Archives: Marie Wright

Tag Archives: Marie Wright

Undefeated Saskatchewan leads the way at Canadian Wheelchair championships

March 28, 2018

Saskatchewan remains the only undefeated team after three draws in the round robin of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship at Curl4Canada in Leduc, Alta.

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Paralympic Blog: Marie Wright Checks In From Pyeongchang

March 15, 2018

Hello Canada, We’re about halfway through the games and things are going well for Canada. We’re 6-2 and playing well. While we have a few minutes between games, I just wanted to get you up to speed on what life is like in Pyeongchang for a Paralympian. We moved into the athletes’ village last week after a few days training in Incheon. Everything was amazing. We really didn’t know what to expect. We thought it might be cramped or small, but the rooms are all a good size, there’s a rec room for the athletes. You can play games or ...

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Canadians down NPA in Dramatic Fashion at Paralympics

Canada faces Neutral Paralympic Athletes in 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang - Photo: Brian Chick/Curling Canada
March 14, 2018

It was as though they were making it dramatic for the TV audience. Last end. Skips’ rocks. One for sure, and a measure for two and the win. The measuring stick doesn’t function properly. They have to get the other one from the far end of the sheet, delaying the result further. Talk about drama! Drama for the fans at least. For the players, it was pretty obvious. “I was pretty confident, and the NPA third looked at it and shook his head,” said Canadian third Ina Forrest of the delayed measurement. “So I was pretty sure he saw it ...

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Canada Suffers First Loss of Paralympics

March 12, 2018

Sometimes it’s just not your game. Canada’s wheelchair curlers found that out the hard way this morning, suffering their first loss of the Paralympics to host South Korea. The Koreans scored three in the first, and shut down every Canadian attack after that, finishing with a final score of 7-5. “Korea was going well both with their hits and their draws,” said Marie Wright (Moose Jaw, Sask.), who is playing in her first Paralympics at the age of 57. “It felt like we’d get something set up, and then do one thing wrong, and they would capitalize.” Indeed, according to ...

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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 ...

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Canadian wheelchair curling team selected for nomination to Canadian Paralympic Committee for 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

December 8, 2017

A veteran-laden lineup has met the criteria for nomination to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent this country in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Canadian wheelchair curling team takes aim at world gold

March 2, 2017

Team Canada’s wheelchair curlers won’t be just seeking a world championship, but they’ll also be getting the lay of the land when they play at the 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, beginning on Friday (Eastern time).

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Canadian wheelchair curling team announced for 2017 world championship

January 16, 2017

Canada’s national wheelchair curling team will be aiming not only for a world championship gold medal, but also to get some 2018 Paralympic Winter Games momentum when the 2017 World Wheelchair Curling Championship takes place in March.

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Team Canada falls short of playoffs at Wheelchair Worlds

February 11, 2015

Canada will not compete for a medal at the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship after losing its final two games of the round-robin and finishing 4-5 at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

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Team Canada in the hunt after two wins at Wheelchair Worlds

February 10, 2015

Canada is gaining momentum after winning both games on Tuesday at the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Lohja, Finland.

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Team Canada splits Monday games at World Wheelchair Championship

February 9, 2015

Team Canada had one win and one loss in a pair of games that came down to the last rock at the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Lohja, Finland.

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Team Canada splits Sunday session at Wheelchair Worlds

February 8, 2015

Team Canada picked up some momentum with a win to close out Sunday after dropping its first game of the day at the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Lohja, Finland.

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Team Canada named for 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship

January 15, 2015

Canada will be putting a new-look team on the ice when the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship gets underway Feb. 7 in Lohja, Finland, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

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