Following the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, which was won by Canada (see linescores and stats here, and reports here and here) the World Curling Federation has confirmed the Olympic points table to show which ten countries will compete in the wheelchair curling event at the Paralympics in Vancouver next year. Points are allocated according to performances in the past three World Wheelchair Curling Championships, as explained here.
WCF 2010 PARALYMPIC QUALIFICATION
1. Norway - 28 points
2. Canada - 26*
3. United States - 20.5
4. Korea - 19
5. Scotland / Great Britain - 18**
6. Sweden - 16
7. Switzerland - 14
8. Germany - 8
9. Italy - 8
10. Japan - 7.5
* Canada as host country has guaranteed qualification
** Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at the WWhCC
The Paralympic Games are March 12-21, 2010. The official website is here, is full of content already and well worth a browse. I was particularly taken with the original graphics, such as that at the top of this page.
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