Photo Release - Canadian wheelchair curling team holds first practice in Sochi at the 2014 Paralympic Games

SOCHI, Russia, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The defending Paralympic gold medalist Canadian wheelchair curling team from held its first practice today at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.

The team begins tournament play tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. vs. Great Britain.

Wheelchair curling practice in Sochi photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca.

Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000uLFrAO.Lp8E
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team trains before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000pEBcwlthPzY
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Sonja Gaudet and Ina Forrest of Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team trains before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000_JENPokjIMs
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Sonja Gaudet, Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen and Mark Ideson of Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team trains before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000ASjIRJ9JcZ8
Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Mark Ideson and Sonja Gaudet of Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team trains before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00002nFpEM2UMuc
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Joe Rea, Head Coach of Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team speaks to the team during training before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 6: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000vw0NeeRqkv8
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 7, 2014 - Ina Forrest, Sonja Gaudet and Wendy Morgan of Canada's Wheelchair Curling Team trains before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada.

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

John Sims
Media attaché, wheelchair curling
SOCHI Cell: 011-7-938-454-3212
jsims@paralympic.ca

Alison Korn
Press Chief and para-snowboard media attaché
SOCHI Cell: 011-7-938-454-3162
akorn@paralympic.ca

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
SOCHI cell: 011-7-938-454-3179
mrichard@paralympic.ca

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