車イスカーリング

16 Mar

The 2010 Paralympics games started on 2010 March 12 and will continue until March 21.
Are you watching them?

(Click here to see the 2010 Paralympics medal count so far.)

At the time I wrote this post, Japan has one medal so far.
Kuniko Obinata won bronze in the Women’s Slalom Alpine Skiing event.
おめでとうございます! (Congratulations!)

I wrote a post last month about Japan’s oldest Paralympics athlete…the 75-year old 比田井隆 (Takashi Hidai).
He’s a member of Japan’s 車イスカーリング (Wheelchair Curling) team at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver.

(Click here to read it.)

So far in the Wheelchair Curling event, Japan won their match against Italy (9-6).
It was their first game of the Olympics and the Japan team was ecstatic, of course.

Mr. Hidai told the Japanese press after that match that he was “on top of the world!”

Takashi Hidai after Japan's Wheelchair Curling victory over Italy.

But their good luck didn’t continue for the next few matches.
The Japan team lost their games against Korea, Germany, and Canada. 😦

Today they’re scheduled to play Norway. And then Switzerland, America, Sweden and then Great Britain.

がんばれ! (Good luck!)

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11 Responses to “車イスカーリング”

  1. tokyo5 March 21, 2010 at 3:26 am #

    The Japan Wheelchair Curling team didn’t win a medal in this year’s Paralympics…but they tried hard.

    The Japan Ice Hockey team is playing the final game against the U.S. team for the gold medal.

    So far, Japan has won 2 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals in the 2010 Paralympics.

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    • tokyo5 March 22, 2010 at 12:58 am #

      The U.S. Ice Sledge Hockey team beat the Japan team (2-0) in the final game of the 2010 Paralympics.

      So, America got the gold and Japan got the silver (Norway got the bronze).

      Congratulations to all.

      Japan’s medal count for the 2010 Paralympics:
      2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.
      おめでとうございます!

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  2. przypadkiem March 19, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    Congratulations 🙂

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    • tokyo5 March 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

      Yes, Mr. NIITA got gold…and last night Japan got two more medals.
      Taiki MORII won silver in Men’s Alpine Skiing, and
      Akira KANO won bronze in the same event.

      So now Japan has six medals so far this Paralympics:
      One gold, one silver, and four bronze.

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  3. tokyo5 March 19, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    Japan got a gold medal in the 2010 Paralympics!

    Yoshihiro NIITA won gold in the Men’s 10km Cross-Country Skiing event.

    おめでとうございます! (Congratulations!)

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  4. daniel from Poland March 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Good luck in winning more medals.

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    • tokyo5 March 19, 2010 at 12:14 am #

      Thanks.

      The Japan Wheelchair Curling team lost the game against the American team (3-8).

      Today they play against Sweden, then against Great Britain.

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      • tokyo5 March 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

        The Japan team defeated Sweden (8-7), but lost to Great Britain (10-4).

        So I guess they won’t be taking a medal in this event. 😦

        So far only one medal semi-final match has been confirmed:
        America will play against South Korea tomorrow.

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      • tokyo5 March 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

        Japan’s Ice Sledge Hockey team is doing very well in this year’s Paralympics.

        Yesterday they defeated Canada (3-1)…and America defeated Norway (3-0).

        So, tomorrow Japan will play against America for the Ice Hockey gold medal!

        This is their second time playing each other in this Paralympics…a few days ago, the U.S. team defeated Japan (6-0). (*。*)

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  5. tokyo5 March 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Japan’s curling team lost their game against Norway (3-11)…but they beat Switzerland (6-5).

    Their next game is against the American curling team.

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  6. tokyo5 March 17, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I wrote in this post above that Kuniko Obinata won Japan’s first medal in this year’s Paralympics…

    She got a second bronze medal yesterday.
    And Takeshi Suzuki also won bronze for Japan in the Men’s Giant Slalom Ski event.

    So, now Japan has three bronze medals.

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