The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Change to Team GB Paralympic Games, Sochi 2014

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:30am

ParalympicsGB has today announced that, due to ill health, Tom Killin will not be part of the wheelchair curling team at the Sochi Paralympic Games. He will be replaced by Jim Gault (pictured).

Tom fell ill a few days ago and medical advice is that he will not be fit enough to travel and then train in the lead up to the Paralympic Games. The recommendation from British Curling’s Selection Panel is therefore that Tom is de-selected and replaced by Jim Gault. This decision has subsequently been ratified by the British Paralympic Association’s Qualification and Selection Panel.

Gault, from Lossiemouth in Morayshire, took up Wheelchair Curling in 2008. He has competed for Team Scotland at the 2012 World Championships and has been part of the GB squad for the last four years.

The team representing Great Britain at the Paralympic Games, Sochi 2014 will be Aileen Neilson, Gregor Ewan, Robert McPherson, Jim Gault and Angie Malone.