GB women curlers win gold in Beijing

Credit: Team GB
Team GB’s women’s curling rink of skip Eve Muirhead, Jennifer Dodds, Vicky Wright, Hailey Duff and alternate Mili Smith have won gold after beating Japan 10-3 in the Olympic final at Beijing 2022.

It is Team GB’s first curling gold medal for 20 years as Muirhead follows in the footsteps of Rhona Martin who famously topped the podium in Salt Lake City.

Muirhead takes gold at her fourth Olympic Winter Games, becoming the first British curler to win two Olympic medals having taken bronze at Sochi 2014, while her teammates are crowned champions at the first attempt.               

Eve Muirhead on winning gold said:  

“This is a moment I dreamed of as a young child. Having lost two semi-finals and then to come out and have that great battle against Sweden, we knew this was a great opportunity we might never get again.

“I definitely made the most of it, I prepped the same as I’ve prepped for every other game. To stand on the podium and get that gold medal round your neck is a moment I’ll never forget.”

Bruce Mouat’s men’s curling rink also claimed a medal by winning silver after narrowly losing 5-4 to Sweden in the gold medal match.   

Mouat, Bobby Lammie, Grant Hardie, Hammy McMillan Jr and alternate Ross Whyte matched the feat achieved by coach David Murdoch at Sochi 2014, the last medal won by Team GB’s male curlers.   

Team Mouat topped the round robin stage and had a terrific week in the Ice Cube, coming into the final off the back of eight consecutive wins.  

Bruce Mouat said:  

“It’s very special to have that kind of support from back home. To have messages from the Royal Family is one of the biggest moments of our lives I’m sure. “We are always here to try and encourage people to take up curling, if that’s happened at all then we’ve done our job.”  


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