TEAM GB’s ladies curlers are on the hunt for Olympic glory once more – and Eve Muirhead is hoping to higher the bronze they claimed in Sochi.
Successfully bowls on ice, curling turns into a nationwide obsession throughout the Winter Olympics and the nation famously held it is breath throughout Rhona Martin’s dramatic closing stone in 2002.
This years rivals are hoping to emulate that gold medal efficiency in South Korea.
Who’s Eve Muirhead?
STILL solely 27-years-old, Eve Muirhead is the youngest ever skip to win an Olympic curling medal.
Born in Perth, Scotland in 1990 and the daughter of a global roller, Eve had success in junior championships earlier than representing Scotland from 2008 onwards.
And only a yr later she picked up the BBC Scotland Younger Sports activities Persona of the yr for her early achievements on the ice.
A famously gritty and fierce competitor, the Scot has received an an unprecedented 4 gold medals at junior World Championships, along with her final coming seven years in the past in 2011.
That noticed her fast-tracked into the Crew GB system and she or he has skipped within the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.
They crashed out within the round-robin in Vancouver, however in Sochi fought their approach to a bronze medal.
In addition to her Olympic achievements, Muirhead is a world champion after she defeated Sweden in 2013, which made Eve the youngest skip to ever win the World Ladies’s Curling Championship.
An achieved bag-piper, Muirhead previously performed off a scratch handicap on the golf course – however has slipped again to a nonetheless glorious Three.
She turned down two scholarships from US universities to change into a professional golfer, as a substitute opting to focus on curling.
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When did she change into curling skipper?
EVE was appointed skip in 2010 – while she was nonetheless collaborating in junior competitions.
After dropping out within the Vancouver Olympics, she returned to the junior World championships in Scotland – and thrashed Canada 10-Three within the closing to select up a fourth title.
Does she have a boyfriend?
THE TEAM GB skip likes to maintain her non-public life out of the information and any boyfriend stays a thriller.
After her bronze medal win in 2014 she was looking out for love, telling followers: “I’m nonetheless single and I assume, now the busy time is over, I’m going to take day off and revel in myself.”