The sport of curling can become quite addictive – you’ve been warned! We chatted to Gregor Ewan about how he got into the sport and why you should tune in to watch the GB Paralympic Curling Team on their mission for medals.
“When I found out I’d made the curling team to head to Sochi I was really happy. I’d only been curling for 1 ½ years when I went through the qualifying stages for the 2010 games, and I didn’t have enough experience back then. It made me much more determined!
In the down season I train for 25 hours a week, but this changes to over 30 hours including lots of gym work in advance of the new season starting. It’s hard work but it’s rewarding and when I stop enjoying it, I’ll stop doing it.
The Team GB Paralympic Curling Team has an excellent chance of returning from Sochi with a medal. We were unbeaten at the Denmark International this year and we’re all much better curlers as a result.
I use a bog standard NHS wheelchair when I compete on the ice – it has no modifications whatsoever, which often surprises people.
Curling is a very tactical sport so if you’re into your strategy games like chess, you will get hooked.”