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By Fiona Reid
Sport
World medal sets Anna up for Olympics

A BRONZE medal win for Scotland at the World Women’s Curling Championships at the weekend means Lockerbie local Anna Sloan looks Olympic bound once more.

Team Scotland brought bronze medals home from Beijing, China, following their 6-4 win over Sweden on Sunday morning in the CPT World Women’s Curling Championships 2017 bronze medal game.

The Scots team is lead by skip Eve Muirhead and includes third and vice-skip Anna Sloan, second Vicki Adams, lead Lauren Gray and alternate Kelly Schafer.

Speaking after the game, Eve said: “That was a really strong team performance out there. We came out fighting for that medal because we knew we really wanted it.

“It’s been a tough week, a lot of ups and a lot of downs. To come away with a medal is satisfying.”

She added: “We playedafantastic last end, I am really pleased. That was my first bronze, so I’ve got world gold, silver and bronze now, so I’m delighted. It’s good to have a solid Worlds going into the Olympic Games.”

Meanwhile, Lockerbie’s David Murdoch takes to the ice on Saturday, April 1, with his team to take part in the World Men’s Curling Championships.

The competition takes place in Edmonton, Canada, with Scotland going head-to-head with Norway on Saturday evening, before facing the US team the following day.

The final takes place on Sunday April 9.

 

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