By Gary Anderson

January 6 - Two time Paralympic bronze medallist Jalle Jungnell will skip the Swedish wheelchair curling team at Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images Jalle Jungnell, who was part of the bronze medal winning Swedish wheelchair curling teams at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010, has been named to lead the nation's squad heading to Sochi 2014 where they will again be among the favourites for a Paralympic medal.

The veteran will be joined by Turin 2006 bronze medallist Glenn Ikonen and another athlete with Paralympic experience, Vancouver 2010 teammate Patrick Kallin, while the team is completed by Kristina Ulander and Zandra Reppe, who will both be making their Games debut in Sochi.

At last year's World Championship, held in Sochi's Ice Cube Centre - where this year's Paralympic competition will be staged, Jungnell, Ikonen, Kallin, Ulander and alternate Gert Erlandsson, lost out 4-3 to the sport's powerhouse Canada in the final.

For Jungnell and Ikonen that was the second time they had to play second fiddle to the Canadians at a World Championship, after losing out to the two-time Paralympic champions at Vancouver in 2009.

Ikonen was suspended for six months in 2010 after he was found to have taken a blood pressure medication - beta blocker metoprolol - which is on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned list.

Ikonen was tested during Vancouver 2010 and forced to miss Sweden's final three matches of the tournament.

Despite being one of the leading nations, Sweden has still not managed to win a major international wheelchair curling event, but Jungnell and her team will be heading to Sochi determined to finally break that gold medal winning barrier.

Sweden will be looking to celebrate Paralympic gold this time around in Sochi ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesSweden will be looking to celebrate Paralympic gold this time around in Sochi
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Along with Canada, the Swedes will face stiff competition from the likes of hosts and 2012 world champions Russia, and Great Britain and South Korea, silver medallists at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010.

Double world champions Norway will also be looking to make the podium in Sochi, while two-time World Championship bronze medallists China will be hoping to cause a few upsets along with 2008 bronze medal winners the United States.

Slovakia and Finland complete the list of 10 nations who will be taking to the ice in Sochi in March.

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