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Eve Muirhead

Eve Muirhead
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Eve Muirhead

Eve Muirhead
  • Birth date 4/22/1990
  • Birthplace Perth
  • Hometown Pitlochry, Scotland
  • Residence Stirling
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 145 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Eve Muirhead was just 19 years old when she made her Olympic debut as the skip of the British women’s curling team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The youngest full-time skip in the tournament, Muirhead gained some bad press for getting frustrated after a missed throw and hitting her broom on the ice, breaking the brush off the handle—a major faux pas in decorum-conscious curling. The British women ended the competition in seventh place. Later that year, Muirhead and her teammates won their first world championships medal, a silver. Two years later, they established themselves at the very top of curling’s ranks when they won gold at the 2013 World Championships. Muirhead returned to the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a medal favorite, and defeated Switzerland 6-5 in the playoffs to win a bronze medal. Playing with Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Lauren Gray, Muirhead added another world championships medal to her resume in 2017, when her rink finished third to win bronze.
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Getting to know Eve Muirhead

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Youngest skip ever to win gold at the World Women’s Curling Championship

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Plays the bagpipes and has competed at the World Pipe Band Championships

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Father competed in curling when it was a demonstration sport at the 1992 Albertville Olympics

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