Vicky Wright and Team Muirhead seal play-off place at Olympic qualifier

A hard-fought win over Latvia has kept alive the Olympic dream of Leswalt Curling Club's Vicky Wright and her Team Muirhead rink as they battle for a place Beijing.

By Ian MacLean
Thursday, 16th December 2021, 2:41 pm
Vicky Wright in action during Scotland's win over Latvia (pic: WCF / Steve Seixeiro)

The team, of which Wright is vice-skip, defeated the Latvians 9-5 on Wednesday in the Olympic Qualification Event in the Netherlands.

It was enough to guarantee the European champions a place in the play-offs of the tournament which will determine which countries fill the three remaining slots available for February’s Winter Games in China.

Team Muirhead got off to a shaky start in Leeuwarden, losing to Turkey and Korea after winning their opening match against the Czech Republic.

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But wins over Japan, Germany, Estonia and now Latvia have put them back on track.

Skip Muirhead said: “We’re delighted to get into the playoffs.

"That was our number one goal coming here, to get that top four spot and we’ve done that.”