Published: 14/03/2018 11:24 - Updated: 14/03/2018 11:33

Ewan and Team GB in push for Paralympics medal

MORAY wheelchair curler Gregor Ewan is still in the hunt for another Paralympic Winter Games medal.Team GB

Ewan is part of a Team GB rink which has won five and lost four of their round-robin matches in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Only the top four from 12 nations taking part progress to the medal matches and Britain face a battle to keep their podium hopes alive.

Their remaining two matches are on Thursday morning against Korea at 00.35 and China at 10.35, British time.

Current standings

China lead the round-robin group with seven wins from eight matches, while Korea have won six of their eight games so both countries are well on course for the semi-finals.

Paralympics GB website

Canada have also won six out of eight while Britain and Switzerland have each won five out of nine.

Both Norway and NPA (Neutral Paralympic Athletes) play in the final session on Wednesday morning with four wins and four defeats, aiming to level the British and Swiss record.

It may need two wins from Ewan, from Elgin, and his GB team-mates Aileen Neilson, Bob McPherson and Hugh Nibloe to secure their top four place.

Wednesday started so well for the all-Scottish rink when they saw off Germany 8-3, scoring five shots over the sixth and seventh end to pull clear.

However, a few hours later they were back on the ice to take on an American team which had previously lost all but one of their matches.

However Team USA rose to the occasion with a fine performance to claim a comfortable 9-3 success.

Team GB started with a 5-2 win over Norway on Saturday. They suffered their first defeat against Switzerland the following day but won their next three against Finland, Sweden and Canada before losing to Slovakia and NPA.

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