Sil­ver­sets up­Aileen forKorea

East Kilbride News - - CYCLING - Par­a­lympics

Strathaven wheel­chair curler Aileen Neil­son geared up for next month’s Win­ter Par­a­lympics in South Korea by reach­ing the fi­nal of the Bri­tish Open last week.

In their fi­nal event be­fore head­ing to Pey­ongchang, Aileen’s team – rep­re­sent­ing Scot­land – nar­rowly missed out at an ex­tra end to Korea, who they will meet again next month.

The Bri­tish Par­a­lympic rep­re­sen­ta­tives, com­pet­ing as Team Scot­land at the event hosted by La­nark­shire Ice Rink in Hamil­ton, were mix­ing it with teams which in­cluded Par­a­lympic rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Swe­den and Ger­many, as well as Den­mark’s na­tional team.

Skip Neil­son said: “We reached the semi-fi­nals un­de­feated and se­cured a win against Swe­den’s Par­a­lympic team to face Korea in the fi­nal.

“The event pro­vided a great op­por­tu­nity to com­pete in a high-class line-up and it was a great con­fi­dence boost, beat­ing Ger­many and Swe­den.”

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