Eve Muirhead is one of the world’s most successful curlers – most recently becoming Olympic Champion as skip for the British team in 2022 at the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022 and World Champion in the Mixed Doubles in May 2022.
She also carried the flag for her country at the 2022 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
She is an Olympic Champion, World Champion, European Champion and won her first Olympic bronze medal in 2014– in addition to being a highly accomplished golfer and bagpiper.
Her achievements began at an early age when she won the World Junior Curling Championships, aged just 17. She went onto win that tournament four times in total. In addition, she has performed to a consistently high standard in the World Championships – winning a silver medal in 2010, a gold in 2013 and a bronze in 2017, and in the European Championships, where she has won two bronze, four silver and three gold medals since 2010.
Eve, who was born into a farming family in Blair Atholl, has strong connections with the local area. She is a member of curling and golf clubs in Perthshire, and also regularly trains at the National Curling Academy in Stirling.
Outside of curling, Eve has piped at four World Championships, and plays off a very low handicap at golf, having turned down the opportunity to become a professional golfer in 2010. She has also received the award of Doctor of the University from Stirling University and an OBE from the British Government in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British sport. She has recently retired from curling professionally and is enjoying figuring out what she wants to do next!