Ina Forrest

Ina Forrest (born 25 May 1962) is a wheelchair curler selected to be second for Canada's team[n 1] at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Paralympics, winning a gold medal on both occasions.[1] She has also won a gold medal 3 times in the World Wheelchair Curling Championships, in 2009, 2011, and 2013.[2] She was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in February 2016.[2] She is a member of the Vernon Curling Club in Vernon, British Columbia.[3]

Ina Forrest
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
Born (1962-05-25) May 25, 1962 (age 59)

Early curling careerEdit

She started wheelchair curling in 2004, and won silver in both the 2004 and 2005 Canadian National Wheelchair Curling Championships as a member of the British Columbia wheelchair curling team, before being named in 2006 to the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team[n 1] for whom she has since competed, as of 2018, in the next 9 World Wheelchair Curling Championships (starting in 2007) and the next 3 Winter Paralympics (starting in 2010).[2]

ResultsEdit

Winter Paralympics[2][5]
Finish Event Year Place
Gold Wheelchair curling 2010   Canada Vancouver
Gold Wheelchair curling 2014   Russia Sochi
Bronze Wheelchair curling 2018   South Korea Pyeongchang


  World Wheelchair Curling Championships[2]
Finish Event Year Place
4 Wheelchair curling 2007   Sweden Sollefteå
4 Wheelchair curling 2008    Switzerland Sursee
Gold Wheelchair curling 2009   Canada Vancouver
Gold Wheelchair curling 2011   Czech Republic Prague
7[6] Wheelchair curling 2012   South Korea Chuncheon
Gold Wheelchair curling 2013   Russia Sochi
6[7] Wheelchair curling 2015   Finland Lohja
7 Wheelchair curling 2016    Switzerland Lucerne
5 Wheelchair curling 2017   South Korea Pyeongchang
10 Wheelchair curling 2017   Scotland Stirling
Silver Wheelchair curling 2020    Switzerland Wetzikon

FamilyEdit

She and her husband Curtis are small business owners. They have three children: Evany, Marlon and Connor.[2]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The team is mixed gender, as mandated by the World Curling Federation's rules for wheelchair curling.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CTV
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ina Forrest | Canadian Paralympic Committee". Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ Vernon Morning Star[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Rules and Regulations". World Curling Federation. Archived from the original on 12 March 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2018. R13. WHEELCHAIR CURLING ... (h) For WCF wheelchair competitions, each on-ice team must have four players delivering stones and must be comprised of both genders at all times during games. A team violating this rule will forfeit the game.(The quote is from pages 20 and 21 of the pdf file The_Rules_of_Curling_(October_2017).pdf which can be downloaded from the afore-mentioned website.)
  5. ^ "Wheelchair Curling – Mixed – Competition Summary" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ "World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2012 Medal Games". World Curling Federation. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2018. WWhCC 2012 - Final Standings: ... 7. Canada 3-6* ... * teams are ranked according to their win-loss record against each other at the event.
  7. ^ "World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015". World Curling Federation. 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2018. Standings ... 6.Canada

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