Household bragging rights go to Forfar's Vicky Wright

Team GB vice curling skip Vicky Wright admits a fervent desire to secure household bragging rights intensified her pursuit of Winter Olympic gold.

Tuesday, 1st March 2022, 12:26pm
Household bragging rights go to Forfar's Vicky Wright

Forfar’s Wright, who is also an NHS nurse at Forth Valley Hospital, is engaged to Sochi 2014 silver medallist Greg Drummond.

She was a vital part of Eve Muirhead’s rink who overcame Japan 10-3 in the Olympic final, and in doing so, she got one over husband Drummond – a long-standing joke between the two curlers.

Muirhead, Wright, Hailey Duff, also from Forfar, and Jennifer Dodds secured Team GB’s first and only Olympic gold medal in Beijing in an eventually comfortable win at the Ice Cube.

Wright, 28, said: “Straight after the final I said – ‘I’m going to come home with that gold tomorrow and I’m getting bragging rights back.’

“So I phoned him and I was like: ‘I’ve got the bragging rights’. Any time there’s something I don’t want to do, I’m going to bring the medal out and use that, it’s my trump card, I’m getting out of doing stuff.

“But in all seriousness, he’s really happy.”

Wright was an integral part of Team GB’s rise to the curling summit and when Muirhead’s rink followed up Team Mouat’s silver with gold, the nation was swept up in curling fever.

And one element of Team Muirhead’s performance was way the team conducted themselves - smiling and enjoying the competition throughout.

Wright added: “We tried to treat it like every other game – we knew it was a big game and we knew it was going to be a hard one.

“I turned to the girls at the fifth end and said: ‘This is honestly the most fun game of curling I think I’ve ever played’, and we just went out there and had fun. That’s when we play our best.

“It never felt safe until the last stone was thrown when Eve made that absolute pistol on seven, then I was like okay, we’re getting there.

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