Anna Sloan is adamant if Britain repeat the level of performance that won them gold at the World Women’s Curling Championships at next year’s Olympics the outcome will be far different.
Sloan played as third in Eve Muirhead’s Scottish rink that defeated Sweden 6-5 to lift the world title in Latvia back in March and install themselves as front runners for gold at Sochi 2014.
In the same rink as Sloan and Muirhead were Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton with all four, alternate Lauren Gray the exception, chosen in August to represent Team GB in Russia in February.
They will compete as Britain at Sochi 2014 but will get one last chance to come together under the Scottish flag at a major championships before then with the Europeans fast approaching.
And Sloan insists the Scottish, and soon to be British rink for Sochi 2014, have been working hard to ensure they raise their game all the way to next year’s Olympics.
“We came back down to earth quite fast; we're not a good team at getting complacent. We know that if we play like we did we probably won't win the Olympics and we have to make sure we keep upping our game all the time and that we're getting more and more consistent,” she said.
“We are still quite young so we just need to make sure we keep going and hopefully that will come good in the end. Maybe not last season, but the season before everyone looked at us as quite a young team
“Even though we had all been around together it was actually our first time all playing together two seasons ago. So I think we were more looked upon as that but there are more and more young teams.”
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