For the sixth time in six years a different country has won the Women’s World Curling Championship.
On Sunday morning in Riga, Latvia, Eve Muirhead of Perth, Scotland became the youngest skip in curling history to win a Women’s World Curling Championship as Scotland defeated Sweden 6-5.
Muirhead, at 22 years of age, passes Winnipeg’s Connie Laliberte, who was only 23 years of age when she skipped Canada to her first of two World Curling Championships in ironically Perth, Scotland in 1984.
The turning point in this game came in the fourth end as Swedish fourth player Maria Prytz ran into a guard and allowed Scotland to steal two points.
Canada, which has not won a Women’s World Curling Championship since Jennifer Jones’ championship in 2008, came away with the bronze medal. Ottawa’s Rachel Homan lost in the tenth end 8-7 to Scotland in Saturday’s semi-final when Muirhead stole a point and then rebounded to beat the United States 8-6 in the bronze medal game.