By Paul Osborne

Angie Malone has been named as the final member of the GB wheelchair curling team ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games ©Getty ImagesDecember 16 - Paralympic silver medallist Angie Malone has been named as the fifth member of Britain's wheelchair curling team for Sochi 2014.

The 48-year-old, from Girvan in Ayreshire, will join fellow Scots Aileen Neilson, Gregor Ewan, Tom Killin and Bob McPherson in the squad following their announcement earlier this year.

"On behalf of the rest of the team here and Angie's fellow athletes, I'd like to formally welcome her on board," said Tony Zummack, head coach of the team.

"She has worked tirelessly to secure her place on the team and I am confident that she will complement the team dynamic perfectly.

"With all five athletes now selected, we can continue to focus on perfecting our preparations for Sochi so that we can deliver our best performance when the Games get under way in just a few months' time."

Malone was part of the GB curling team that won silver at Turin 2006, the first Paralympics to feature the sport, and also travelled with the team to Vancouver in 2010 where Britain finished sixth.

Malone was part of the GB team that won silver in the 2006 Turin Paralympic Winter Games ©Getty ImagesMalone was part of the GB team that won silver in the 2006 Turin Paralympic Winter Games ©Getty Images

"I'm absolutely delighted to be part of such a phenomenal team of people who will be representing ParalympicsGB in Wheelchair Curling at Sochi 2014," she said.

"We've all worked really hard to remain really focussed and committed to our training, and the team have brought home some fantastic results from recent competitions.

"The squad are delighted that the hard work is starting to pay off and I'm really excited that I can continue the journey to Sochi with them."

"I've been privileged to be part of two Paralympic Games in Turin and Vancouver and those experiences were amazing.

"The sport has become even more fiercely competitive as the years have gone on, but it's made the game more exciting and I believe I can take my experience forward as a player and share this with the team.

"I'll be there to support them in every way that I can so that we can deliver a performance to be proud of in Sochi."

The wheelchair curling team, which competes as Team Scotland at World Championship level, has produced strong performances at international competitions between the last Games in Vancouver, including silver at the 2011 World Championships and have enjoyed an incredibly positive start to the 2013-2014 season.

The team won silver at the recent Cathy Kerr Memorial Bonspiel, losing out to Canada in the final before emerging victorious in the US Open final against Russia.

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