Muirhead insists Olympic destiny remains in her hands

15 February 2014 / 18:12

Eve Muirhead is refusing to panic after slipping to a final end defeat to double Olympic curling silver medallist Mirjam Ott and her Switzerland team in Sochi.

Muirhead and her world champion Team GB rink claimed they struggled with the ice conditions as they slipped to a narrow 8-6 loss that came down to the final stone.

They will have a rest day on Sunday but head into their decisive round robin matches against Russia and Denmark knowing they can't slip up again.

Both rinks are below them in the standings, with Team GB currently joint third alongside Switzerland and China with a won four, lost three record.

"It's in our own hands. We've got a day off tomorrow and we'll take advantage of that and come back strongly against Russia and Denmark," said Muirhead,

"We're not done and out, we've got a long way to go and we'll be pushing hard on Monday.

"We're all throwing the stone great. We're 4-3 and we've lost to Sweden, Canada and Switzerland and they're three tough teams but if we played any of those guys again we are confident that they are there for the taking."

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