Sandy and Nancy Adams from Grange of Bladnoch Farm near Kirkcowan have been cheering their granddaughter Vicki on this week as she and her team mates battled through to the semi-final of the Olympic curling tournament in Sochi, Russia.
Retired farmer Sandy and wife Nancy were in the kitchen watching Vicki playing in Team GB’s crucial semi-final tie against favourites Canada in Wednesday morning’s game when the Galloway Gazette called. The Adams family are all extremely proud of Vicki but Sandy explains that her success and sporting talent are easy to explain. It’s all in the genes.
He said: “I like to say she’s part of the Adams family curling dynasty! Her uncle Dick was a world junior champion and her sister Kay is a two-time junior world champion and was European mixed champion last September. So it’s in the blood you see. I don’t get too excited watching Vicki play on the telly, not like Nancy, she gets a bit carried away! We just hope they go on and win the gold medal. That would be not just a great achievement for the curlers themselves but it would also be such a boost to this area.
“Vicki is a great wee curler and a really nice lassie as well.”
Nancy adds: “It’s amazing how everyone has taken an interest in the curling. I had three people stop me in the street yesterday when I was shopping to ask if I was Vicki’s grandmother. I do get a bit excited when she’s playing I get up and shout at the telly from time to time. It’s great they are doing so well and we’ll have the champagne on ice if they get to the final.”