Eve Muirhead

1990 -

International curler and Olympic champion. Born in Perth, the daughter of a curling champion, Muirhead grew up in Blair Atholl. She curled at the Dunkeld Curling Club in Pitlochry, until the closure of that rink in 2008. She was a member of the team which gained a gold medal in the World Junior Curling Championships in 2007, and led teams to similar success in the years 2008, 2009 and 2011. Her team gained silver medals at the European Championships of 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019, with gold medals in 2011, 2017 and 2021. Further success came with a silver medal in the World Championships of 2010 and a gold medal three years later. Muirhead skipped the unsuccessful women's team in Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010 but returned to lead her team to a bronze medal in Sochi in 2014, the youngest skip to win an Olympic medal. Including Vice-skip Vicky Wright (b. 1993), Jenn Dodds (b. 1991), Hailey Duff (b. 1997) and Mili Smith (b. 1998), Muirhead's team went on to take Great Britain's only gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. Later the same year she announced her retirement from competitive curling.

Muirhead received an honorary degree from the University of Stirling (2018), was awarded an MBE in 2020 and an OBE in 2022. She trained at the National Curling Academy in Stirling, while her brothers Glen Muirhead (b. 1989) and Thomas Muirhead (b. 1995) are both accomplished curlers.

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