Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wes Smith, USA Paralympian, 1940-2011

 Wes Smith at the Torino Paralympics 2006
[Photo: Joe Kusumoto]

The Bangor Daily News reports that Wes Smith died on Monday in Florida. Wes played in the inaugural Wheelchair Curling World Championships in Sursee SUI in 2002. He was also, at 65, the oldest competitor at the 2006 Torino Paralympics, a record overtaken by Japan's Takashi Hidai who was 75 when he curled at the Vancouver Paralympics in 2010.

1 comment:

Goose said...

Rest in Peace. A great curler but even a greater person. Our condolenses to the family.