Eve’s curlers tie rivals up in knots
EVE Muirhead has put the frighteners on her curling rivals after opening her Pyeongchang campaign with a crushing 10-3 victory over the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
Great Britain, looking to erase the memory of their semi-final heartbreak in Sochi four years ago wrapped up victory in the seventh end after a lightning start which saw them cruise into a 6-1 lead.
And Russian skip Victoria Moiseeva was in no doubts that Muirhead’s famously steely-eyed demeanour is a factor in the way the 27-year-old Scot has emerged as one of the most successful names on the global curling circuit.
Moiseeva said: “We’ve played a lot of times against her (Muirhead) and we know that face – she always has it on the ice.”
Great Britain’s men’s team, led by Kyle Smith, experienced mixed fortunes on their Olympic debut, squeezing past Switzerland 6-5 before going down 6-4 to gold medal favourites Canada in the evening match.