Muirhead skips Scotland to European silver

Muirhead skips Scotland to European silver

23 November 2019 / 18:54

Eve Muirhead is taking the positives after she skippered Scotland to another silver at the European Curling Championships in Helsingborg.

In a tight final against hosts Sweden, neither team were able to pull far ahead, and the Scots had a 4-3 lead heading into the tenth and final end.

But a final wonder shot from skip Anna Hasselborg ensured Sweden came away with the top prize, clinching a 5-4 victory.

It was a fifth European silver medal for Muirhead – who also has two golds and two bronzes in her career – and she knew the fine margins would be crucial in the outcome of the final.

“It was tough to take but what a fantastic shot to win the championships,” the 29-year-old said. “We put out a good fight and I think that game was a very good game.

“It’s disappointing of course, but to get a silver medal when it was Vicky’s [Wright] first championships is nice. It’s difficult but what can you do.

“We knew it was going to come down to the last shot of the last end and it came down to a couple of inches – that’s curling.

“I’ve got a lot of silvers at Europeans and unfortunately that’s added another to the collection, but we’ve got a lot we can take from this week.

“It’s been a tough couple of years for me, but the team have been so behind me and those girls have been supporting me every single day.

“We’ve shown we can still win and still hit the podium.”

Photo credit: World Curling Federation

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