Published: 07/02/2014 10:39 - Updated: 07/02/2014 10:53

Curling gave Paralympian his life back

Written byChris Saunderson

THE reality of representing his country in the Winter Paralympics is beginning to sink in for Moray curler Gregor Ewan.

Gregor Ewan is Moray's great medal hope in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.
Gregor Ewan is Moray's great medal hope in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

And Gregor (42), from Elgin, admits it would be a dream come true if he could return to Moray with a gold medal.

Final preparations for the games in Sochi, Russia, will step up with another training camp this month before the five-strong GB squad goes into a holding camp in Stirling before flying to Sochi on March 3.

“I will be proud to put on the GB top and go to the Paralympics and represent my country,” said Gregor.

“The last few months the preparations have really stepped up. This last year it has been roughly 40 hours a week, which includes driving, gym work, hand cycling, curling and we do a lot of technical work in the classroom.

“When I saw my name on the back of the kit that is when it felt real and it was a happy feeling.”

Their first game in a nine-game round-robin qualifying process is on March 9.

If they progress to the knockout stages, they will have real medal hopes.

Full story in Northern Scot print version.

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