Canada Defends Curling Gold

By Stephanie Greenland — 03/20/10
It looked like a rout but halfway through it turned in to a nail-biter.
After 4 ends, Canada led South Korea by a score of 8-1 in the Paralympic curling gold medal game. When the game ended, the score was a much tighter with Canada defending its Torino gold medal at 8-7. South Korea was in position to score twice and tie in the last end when Jim Armstrong of Canada knocked one of Korea’s rocks out of the scoring area.
In the semi-finals Team USA lost to South Korea and finished fourth overall losing to Sweden in the bronze medal game. Inside World Parasport reports that Glen Ikonen of the Swedish Curling Team was ejected from the games on March 19th for using a blood pressure medication banned by the International Paralympic Committee. Ikonen could be suspended for 2 years. He said he was not trying to do anything illegal and claimed his doctor had given it to him.