Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

According to chronicles curling has arisen in Scotland in the 16th century. Certainly, style, tactics of game and shells were quite far from the modern. However interesting information on shells contains in records of the Scottish city Darwell. There it is said that weavers after work had a rest, playing curling by the heavy stone cargoes which are using in гнетах at weaving looms, and these cargoes had the demountable handle. There also it is said that «many wives supported authority of the husband, polishing the handle of a stone and bringing it a form to perfection».

Since the XVIII century the form of a stone has started to be standardised and has taken a modern form: diameter of 29,2 cm (11,5 inches), height of 11,4 cm (4,5 inches), weight of 19,96 kg (44 pounds). In the first half of the XIX century rules of the game in curling which have not changed since then almost have been officially approved.

The Olympic sport curling became only in 1998, Paralympic – in 2006.

Teams into which structure can enter at the same time both men, and women take part in competitions on curling on carriages. The game purpose — to get the stone thrown on ice as it is possible closer to the centre of the drawn target called by "house".

Game consists of eight «эндов». Two teams on four persons serially start up on ice on eight stones, that is on two stones each participant. The stone should be started up so that at its movement in the direction to "house" the carriage of the athlete was motionless.

More points are received by team, whose stones are closer to the "house" centre. Counting of points is made after 8 «эндов».

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

Paralympic sports: Curling on carriages of

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