Eve Muirhead claims her place in GB Winter Olympic curling team
Just days after her 19th birthday, Perthshire’s Eve Muirhead has been named as the youngest member of the six-strong Great Britain & Ireland women's curling team for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
It is not the youngster’s only sporting claim to fame. Eve is also a member of the Perth and Kinross women’s county golf squad.
The other five Scots on course for Canada next winter are Karen Addison, Lynn Cameron, Jackie Lockhart, Lorna Vevers and Kelly Wood, make up the women’s squad.
All five have already tasted success at the highest level. Eve, who started her curling career as a nine-year-old at Pitlochry, has two World Junior Curling championships, Jackie has already played in two Olympic Games, won a World gold medal in 2002, a bronze at the 2007 World Championships and a silver at last year’s Europeans.
Karen has two World Junior gold medals, a World bronze from 2007 and got European silver in the same year. Lynn and Kelly played in the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Kelly also skipped the bronze medal team at the 2007 World Championships and silver team at the Europeans in December 2007.
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