2022 Winter Olympic Games​​: Eve Muirhead to lead Team GB’s female curlers at fourth Games | Olympics News

“This is really special in terms of going to the Games with four girls who have never participated in an Olympics before,” says Eve Muirhead, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games and led her track to the Championship title. Europeans last month

Last updated: 23/12/21 18:03


Eve Muirhead helped Great Britain win bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games but her team missed the podium in Pyeongchang

Eve Muirhead says reaching her fourth Winter Olympic Games is “one of my greatest personal achievements” after being confirmed as skipper of Team GB’s women’s curling team.

Olympic rookies Vicky Wright, Jen Dodds, Hailey Duff and alternate Mili Smith join Muirhead, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games in Beijing next February.

The all-Scottish track qualified last week in the Netherlands and won the European Championships last month, beating reigning Olympic champions Sweden and world champions Switzerland.

“It means a huge amount of going to my fourth Olympics,” said Muirhead, 31.

“This is really special in terms of going to the Games with four girls who have never participated in an Olympics before.

“It makes me very proud of them to have come this far and to have shown that they are capable of having Great Britain behind them by playing against some of the best in the world.

“There has been a very different build-up to these Olympic Games and I think this must be one of my greatest personal achievements, to get to these Olympics in the wake of the disappointment of the World Championships last season and not directly qualify Britain through which was difficult. “

At Pyeongchang in 2018, Muirhead led her team to the semi-finals, but subsequent losses to Sweden and Japan denied her the opportunity to claim a second consecutive Olympic medal.

Dodds will make history as one of the first players to represent Team GB in two curling events at the same Games, having already been confirmed as Bruce Mouat’s partner in the Mixed Doubles event.

In October, Mouat was also confirmed to lead Team GB’s men’s lineup alongside Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan, with Ross Whyte as a replacement.

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