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.