As promised, here’s a selection of pictures of the medal-winning teams from the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and the World Senior Curling Championships.
2014 World Mixed Doubles Champions – Switzerland (L-R): Reto Gribi, Michelle Gribi, Allan Moore (Coach)
This win was Switzerland’s fifth since the tournament was established in 2008 – Hungary and Russia are the only other nations to have won World Mixed Doubles gold.
Did you know that Reto and Michelle are cousins?
Silver – Sweden (L-R): Per Noréen, Camilla Johansson, Mikael Andersson (Coach)
Per and Camilla won silver in Erzurum, Turkey in 2012 – Sweden have now won silver three years in succession at this event.
Bronze – Spain (L-R): Sergio Vez Labrador, Irantzu García Vez, Ruaraidh Whyte (Coach)
What an achievement for Team Spain in Dumfries as they claimed their federation’s first-ever international curling medal. ¡Felicidades!
The final Mixed Doubles rankings (out of 34) for the ‘home’ nations were as follows:
10 – Scotland
20 – Wales
26 – Ireland
33 – England
Brazil may have finished 34th but they recorded a famous victory against Kazakhstan – their federation’s first in any format of the game.
2014 World Senior Men’s Curling Champions – Canada
Mike Kennedy’s team continued Canada’s dominance of the Senior Men’s with the nation’s ninth World title in Dumfries.
Silver – Sweden
Swedish skip Connie Östlund won World Senior bronze in 2012 and now he has gone one better – another medal to add to his collection that includes World bronze from 1984.
Bronze – Australia
Medal collections don’t come much bigger than Australian skip Hugh Millikin’s and this third place finish in Dumfries gave him his fourth World Senior bronze and his 23rd medal overall – an international curling record.
The final World Senior Men’s rankings (out of 25) for the ‘home’ nations were as follows:
5 – England
6 – Ireland
7 – Scotland
14 – Wales
2014 World Senior Women’s Champions – Scotland
What a wonderful achievement for Scotland’s senior women to win gold on home ice for the second time (Carolyn Morris did it at Greenacres in 2005) and to stop Canada from winning their seventh title in a row.
Congratulations to Christine Cannon (Skip), Margaret Richardson (Third), Isobel Hannen (Second), Janet Lindsay (Lead), Margaret Robertson (Alternate) and Jackie Lockhart (Coach).
Scotland now join Canada and Sweden as the only nations to win multiple World Senior Women’s titles – in fact, they are the only three nations to win World Senior Women’s titles full stop.
Silver – Canada
Colleen Pinkney skipped Canada to World Senior Women’s gold in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2010 but there was to be no repeat performance in Dumfries.
Bronze – USA
Margie Smith skipped the USA to their fourth bronze at a World Senior Women’s.
The final World Senior Women’s rankings (out of 15) for the ‘home’ nations were as follows:
1 – Scotland
12 – England
Video highlights from the World Seniors are available here – thanks to David Peek for the link.
Similar clips from the World Mixed Doubles can be found here.
Photos are © WCF/Richard Gray 2014