Bronze consolation for Scots after one loss scuppers gold

The Scottish women and coach Glenn Howard with their European bronze medals
Photo credit - WCF / Richard Gray
The Scottish women and coach Glenn Howard with their European bronze medals Photo credit - WCF / Richard Gray

The Scottish women took the positives out of their bronze medal in the European championships last week in Braehead, Glasgow, by setting a new record of winning medals at seven consecutive European Championships.

The team, which included Stranraer’s Vicki Adams at second, were the favourites for gold after winning all their round-robin games, but the came unstuck in last Friday afternoon’s semi-final against Russia, going down 11-6 to a team they had beaten 8-4 the day before.

The Scottish women were devastated by the semi-final loss, but recovered to beat the Czech Republic by 6-2 in nine ends to win the bronze medals on Friday evening.

In doing so, skip Eve Muirhead and third player Anna Sloan set a new record of winning medals at seven consecutive Championships.

Afterwards, Muirhead said, “We’re delighted. To come out and get a medal was our goal at the start of the week – and seven consecutive medals is pretty special. It’s not the colour we wanted, but we fought hard for that bronze medal.

For the overall week to play ten and one and come away with the bronze medal – we’re delighted to come out tonight and play those pressure games.

“I was absolutely gutted earlier on but that says a lot about our resilience and mental strength to come back out and get that medal.”