Eve Muirhead at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Eve Muirhead is a Scottish curler. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and is the 2013 World Champion.
Eve first appeared on the world curling scene at the 2007 World Junior Curling Championships, as a third with skip Sarah Reid, and won the gold medal setting the beginning of her winning streak taking gold in the following 2008, 2009 and 2011 junior championships.
Muirhead was selected as skip for the Great Britain Women's curling team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. The team failed to qualify for the semi-finals and Muirhead also broke her broom on the ice, a major curling faux pas. Muirhead continued as skip for the Great Britain Women's curling team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Muirhead won the Bronze Medal as the Great Britain team skip, after beating Switzerland 6–5 in the Bronze Medal play-off.
Muirhead won the silver medal as the Scottish team skip at the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championship. She won the Scottish championship for a fourth time in 2013. The team would go on to play at the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship, where they defeated Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson in the final. The win made Muirhead the youngest skip to ever win the World Women's Curling Championship.
She grew up in Blair Atholl, Scotland where she still lives and plays golf off scratch handicap at Pitlochry Golf Course. On 14 June 2010 it was reported that Muirhead had turned down the chance to become a professional golfer after receiving two scholarships from American universities. Muirhead is also an accomplished bagpiper, piping at four World Championships.
Muirhead and her rink won their first ever Grand Slam event by winning the 2013 Players' Championship. It marked the first time a European team has ever won a Grand Slam event (men's or women's), and the second non-Canadian team. It was also the first time a non-Canadian team has ever won the Players'. Muirhead faced the Swedish Margaretha Sigfridsson in the final, in a re-match of the 2013 World Championships. The Players' final was also the first ever Grand Slam final between two non-Canadian teams. Muirhead won a second straight Grand Slam, at the 2013 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic, becoming the first non-Canadian skip to win two Grand Slam titles in their career.
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