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Muirhead sets sights on turning Olympic bronze into gold

Eve Muirhead allowed herself only a brief moment to reflect on her Olympic curling bronze medal before quickly resetting her sights on an upgrad...

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Murdoch and Muirhead pride at their medal moment

David Murdoch insists the disappointment of losing the Olympic curling final quickly dissipated - as soon as he collected his silver medal.

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Happy at last Muirhead and co. show their mettle with bronze

After more than 25 hours of sweeping, fretting and hurrying hard, Eve Muirhead finally managed a smile at these Olympics; securing a bronze meda...

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Muirhead and friends delight in curling bronze

Eve Muirhead claimed she never doubted her rink's fighting spirit after they bounced back to claim Olympic curling bronze.

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Muirhead keeps cool to secure Olympic curling bronze

Ice cool Eve Muirhead delivered on her promise as tears turned to cheers for Great Britain's curling rink in Sochi today.

Muirhead admitt...

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Medal Record

Sochi 2014
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze

Biography

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Claire Hamilton is a member of the 2013 World Championship-winning curling team, skipped by Eve Muirhead, and also won gold in the 2011 European Championship and silver in 2012 European Championship as part of the same team. The rink added the prestigious Players’ Championships to their list of titles at the end of the 2013 season to head into the Olympic season full of confidence.

Hamilton became part of the senior British Curling rink in 2011, finishing ninth in the World Championship, playing third in a rink skipped by Anna Sloan, along with Vicki Adams, with whom she won the 2011 Winter Universiade.  The Winter Universiade was the first time playing the position of lead and afterwards was asked to join Team Muirhead who are now going into their third season together.

Hamilton grew up in Lockerbie and attended Lockerbie Academy before going on to study pharmacy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.  She was a community pharmacist for past two years working as a locum around curling but recently become a full time athlete.  Hamilton now lives and trains in Glasgow, and train with her team in Stirling and Perth during the winter.  Her hobbies include running, cycling and listening to music and her main sporting hero is Chris Hoy.