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Olympic medal makes missing worlds worth it for Murdoch

David Murdoch may be missing out on this week’s Curling World Championships but the Scot admits his Sochi silver medal was worth the sacrifice.<...>

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Murdoch keen to capitalise on new love for curling

David Murdoch hopes the new found interest in curling will not be passing fad - and believes Sochi could mark a massive revolution for the sport...

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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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Silver for Team GB curlers after final defeat to Canada

David Murdoch and his Team GB rink settled for silver as they were outclassed from the start in a one-sided Olympic curling final with Canada.

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Curling's cool as Murdoch looks to turn silver into gold

It was meant to be the Games when extreme sports grabbed the younger generation and made everyone want to be a snowboarder, a ‘lifestyle sport’ ...

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Medal Record

Turin 2006
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Vancouver 2010
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sochi 2014
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

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David Murdoch represented Team GB at his second Olympic Games at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He also skipped the team for his second consecutive Games. The men’s curling team placed fifth after losing their play-off match to Sweden.

Murdoch made his Olympic debut at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games where he was the youngest member of the quartet and also the skip. The team were edged out of medal spot by the USA and finished fourth.

Murdoch has been curling for over 20 years. He won his first title as World Junior Champion in 1995, retained that title in 1996 but had to settle for silver in 1998.

Murdoch is six-time Scottish men’s Champion and is three-time European Champion. He has also won two World Championship silver medals (2005 and 2008) and two World Championship gold medals, winning gold first in 2006 and then again in 2009.

On January 17, 2010, Murdoch's rink became the first non-Canadian team to win the TSN Skins Game. A bronze medal was secured by Warwick Smith's team, in which Murdoch played 5th man, at the 2010 World Championships in Cortina, Italy. After the 2009-10 season, Murdoch's Olympic team broke up. In 2012, Murdoch teamed up with Tom Brewster's rink.

In April 2013 Murdoch was skip of the team that won the bronze medal at the World Champs in Canada after finishing in 1st place during the round robin.

Murdoch is also a keen cyclist.