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'Confident' GB curlers ready for PyeongChang - Neilson

'Confident' GB curlers ready for PyeongChang - Neilson
GB skipper Aileen Neilson warms up on the ice ahead of GB's opener in Finland

The GB Wheelchair Curling team received a major "confidence boost" after reaching the final of the British Open, according to skip Aileen Neilson.

The curlers have hit form at just the right time in their last event before the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang start on 9 March.

The team, which consisted of Neilson, Gregor Ewan, Robert McPherson, Angie Malone and Hugh Nibloe, were unbeaten until the final, recording victories over fellow Paralympic competitors Sweden and Germany. 

“The event provided a great opportunity to compete in a high class line up," she said.

"It is nice to know that everyone back home will be rooting for us when we are in PyeongChang competing for Great Britain.” 

Despite losing to Korea in the final, Neilson was upbeat and felt the team had performed well throughout the tournament.

“We reached the semi-finals undefeated and secured a win against Sweden’s Paralympic team to face Korea in the final. It was an extremely close game with only blank ends and singles being exchanged,” she added.