World Women’s Curling Championship 2013 final: Scotland v Sweden

We only have to go back to 2013 for the last time that Scotland stood at the top of the curling world.

Eve Muirhead skipped her rink – lead Claire Hamilton, second Vicki Adams and third Anna Sloan – to the World Women’s Curling Championship title by defeating Margaretha Sigfridsson’s Swedes 6-5 in the final.

It came down to the final stone of the tenth end, as Muirhead kept her cool to make the controlled takeout for the winning point.

Sweden led 2-1 thanks to a fine hit-and-stay by fourth Maria Prytz, but in the fourth end the Scots piled on the pressure – Prytz’s final stone overcurled, kissed a guard and Scotland claimed a steal of two.

Scores of one were then exchanged, so it was 5-4 Scotland going into the ninth end. Facing four Scottish stones, Prytz drew to the button for 5-5.

That gave Scotland hammer advantage in the tenth end, and Muirhead did not let the opportunity slip.

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