Girvan curler Angie hoping to make Paralympic final

Angie Malone.
Angie Malone.

Girvan Paralympic curler Angie Malone will be hoping to reach the Winter Olympic final in the early hours of Saturday morning in Russia.

Malone, who won a silver medal in the 2006 games in Turin will line up with her Team GB teammates on the ice as they hope to see off the hosts in the semi-final.

Team GB were in mixed form during the round robin stage but the experienced Malone helped her side complete an incredible win against the United States of America on Thursday.

She was brought in from the cold for that game having gone to the games as the team’s first alternate and it proved to be an inspired move although she did see some action during a thumping 13-4 defeat to Finland on Tuesday.

Trailing 6-2 against USA, Team GB enjoyed a remarkable five stone seventh end and despite the USA forcing an extra end, it was Team GB who held their nerve to clinch an 8-7 win.

Angie was the team’s most accurate player with a 65% success rate. Following that win, Team GB lost 6-3 to China and had to rely on the Russian’s beating Slovakia to ensure they reached the semi-finals.

Angie and Team GB will need to be at their best to beat the Russians who beat them 11-2 in the round robin stage and only lost one game on their way to the last four.

The action is on Channel Four live from 5.30am on Saturday morning.