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Brad Gushue

Brad Gushue
Curling CAN

Brad Gushue

Brad Gushue
  • Birth date 6/16/1980
  • Birthplace St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Hometown St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Residence St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Olympics 2006

Biography

Canadian curler Brad Gushue made history when he won the world championships title in 2017: he is the first skip ever to win gold at the Winter Olympics, world championships, world junior championships and the Tim Hortons Brier (the Canadian national men's curling championships). Early in his curling career, Gushue won two gold medals at the world junior championships—first as an alternate in 1998, then as a skip in 2001. Then at age 25, Gushue defeated a stacked field of Canadian curling heavies to punch his ticket to the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. It was his first major senior championships, and he surprised the curling veterans again by defeating Finland 10-4 in the final to win Olympic gold. He was the first Newfoundlander ever to win an Olympic gold, and his home province was so proud that all schools in the region closed early on the day of the gold medal match to allow families to watch the final together.

Gushue struggled to replicate his Olympic success in the decade after, failing to advance out of the pre-qualifying tournament for the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials for both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games. But he climbed back into curling’s top ranks in 2017, playing with Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker, with Thomas Sallows as alternate. The rink won the Brier, then dominated the 2017 Worlds when they went undefeated through the round robin round. In the final, they triumphed over Sweden with a score of 4-2 to claim the world title.
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Getting to know Brad Gushue

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Has played with current teammates since 2014

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Started curling at age 13

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Owns a fitness studio with third Mark Nichols

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