Muirhead determined for bronze medal

Eve Muirhead is determined to bounce back and secure Olympic bronze but admitted luck wasn't on her side following a curling semi-final defeat to the unbeaten Canadian rink in Sochi today (Feb 19).

Muirhead, alongside Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton, had a bad start after some debris on the ice forced her stone to pick, meaning she surrendered a soft two that gave Jones a flying start.
Canada are unbeaten at these Games and made their advantage count, though the match wasn't decided until the final stone, Jones securing a 6-4 win that sets up a final with Sweden, while Muirhead's rink now play Mirjam Ott's Switzerland for bronze

"The curling Gods were not with us," admitted Muirhead.

"That pick up in the first end was brutal and losing a two off the bat from something you can't control against Canada, it was going to be tough.

There is nothing you can do when you get debris on the ice.

"I'm gutted and so are all the girls. I came into this tournament saying I wanted no regrets and we gave everything we could in that game.

"I'm proud of the girls and we've still got a chance of a medal. I don't want to come away without a medal around my neck.

"Our backs were against the wall but we gave it back to them and it was a high quality game. We've trained hard for this and we'll give the next match our all."

  • Date published: 19 February 2014
  • Date updated: 04 May 2016
  • Published by: sportscotland