Posted at 10:14 am on March 25, 2013
Scotland has won the World Women’s Curling Championship. Eve Muirhead and her crew was top of the field all week, and finished off Sweden in the championship match to claim the title.
Not only did they win the world women’s curling championship, but they did it with the youngest skip ever. Muirhead is heading towards her 23rd birthday, but already has earned an impressive resume. Four world junior titles. An Olympic appearance. And now a world championships.
It was a close match, as expected. These two teams were neck-and-neck all tournament long. In the round robin, Scotland had the edge and won the game. When they met again in the 1 vs. 2 page playoff game, Sweden got their revenge. But after Muirhead’s young crew battled their way through Canada’s Rachel Homan, they forced a re-match with the Swedes in the gold medal game. This time, it was Scotland who came out on top and took the top prize. While the score does not always tell the full story, this tight 6-5 margin of victory perfectly reflects how evenly matched these two teams are.
Muirhead becomes the youngest skip to accomplish all that she has done. At just 22 years old, Eve Muirhead will be a force in women’s curling for decades to come. She may possibly be the greatest skip we will ever see in our lifetime.