Golden Girl

TWENTY-one-year Vicki Adams won her third Junior World Curling title last weekend at Perth Ice rink when the Scottish foursome of Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki and Rihann Macleod thumped Canada in a one-sided final.

An elated Vicki told The Galloway Gazette that her third, and final, junior gold medal was extra special because it was won on home ice.

A sell out crowd raised the rafters of the Dewar’s Centre by cheering the Scots all the way through the final and Vicki described the atmosphere that memorable afternoon as “unreal”.

The West of Scotland College student said: “This has been the highlight of my curling career so far. There was so much noise in the ice rink it was just brilliant with all that home support. It was a great way to go out of juniors.”

The Scots cruised through the round-robin stages of the competition with a nine win - two loss record. They then won the one versus two play-off against Russia to go straight to the final. The Canadians won the three versus four play-off and then beat the Russians in the only semi-final. The final was a tense affair as the Canadians had beaten the Scots when they met in the round-robin. But a good first end saw the Scots in control when they scored a two. A steal of three in the fourth end killed the game and the Canadians shook hands after eight of the ten ends were played.

Vicki hasn’t had much time to reflect on her latest success as she is also in the Scottish Ladies team who will compete at the Ladies World Championships in Denmark - starting tomorrow - where she hopes to continue her personal gold rush.

In the form of her life, so far this year she has won the Scottish Junior title, gold at the University Olympiad in Turkey, the Scottish Ladies title and now the Junior World title.