Angie Malone Wheelchair Curling

Hometown: Girvan
Sport: Wheelchair curling
Event: Mixed
Games: Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014

What are the differences between Wheelchair Curling and Curling?

Olympic & Paralympic Wheelchair Curling are played in the same ice arena.

Paralympic Wheelchair Curlers play 8 ends in a game and don't have sweepers. We also have male and females on our team.

Olympic curlers play 10 ends and have sweepers to sweep their stones into position. They have separate male and female teams.

How heavy are the stones and are they made out if a special kind of stone?

The Curling stone is made of granite quarried from Ailsa Craig, a small Scottish Island off the West Coast of Scotland. It weighs 19.96kg (44Ibs).

What was your favourite tournament you have been in?

I have played in 2 Paralympic Games, Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010. They were both amazing, exciting and good fun. Playing in front of thousands of people is really exciting, the energy from the crowds is electrifying.

I've competed in many countries around the world and played in six World Championships. However the World Championship at Braehead in Glasgow in 2005 and winning Gold on home ground was very special. Having my two daughters, family and friends cheering me on was amazing.

Do you play any other sports?

My favourite sports outside curling are Swimming and Kayaking. I also like to watch Tennis, Figure Skating and Skiing.

How many medals have you won and what were they for?

I have been very fortunate and proud to represent my country and have won many medals from many different competitions around the world. The medals I have won at the World Championships and Paralympic Games are my most treasured. So far in those competitions I have won:

* 2004 World Championships Sursee Switzerland - Gold medal
* 2005 World Championships Braehead Glasgow - Gold medal
* 2006 Winter Paralympic Games Torino Italy - Silver Medal
* 2007 World Championships Solleftea Sweden - Bronze medal
* 2011 World Championships Prague Czech republic - Silver medal