|World Wheelchair Curling Championship|
|2019 host city||Stirling, Scotland|
The World Wheelchair Curling Championship is an annual world championship held to determine the world's best team in wheelchair curling. It is held every non-Paralympic year.
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Wheelchair curling is an adaptation of curling for athletes with a disability affecting their lower limbs or gait. Wheelchair curling is governed by the World Curling Federation, and is one of the sports in the Winter Paralympic Games.
Following is a list of medalists:
|2002|| Switzerland |
|2004|| Switzerland |
|2005|| Scotland |
|2007|| Sweden |
Geir Arne Skogstad
|2008|| Switzerland |
Geir Arne Skogstad
Anne Mette Samdal
|2009|| Canada |
|2011|| Czech Republic |
|2012|| South Korea |
|2013|| Russia |
|2015|| Finland |
|2016|| Switzerland |
Ole Fredrik Syversen
|2017|| South Korea |
Ole Fredrik Syversen
|2019|| Scotland |
|Totals (12 nations)||13||13||13||39|
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