Vicky Wright targets more silverware for her household

Household bragging rights will be at stake when Vicky Wright goes for curling gold as part of Team Muirhead at next month’s Winter Olympic Games.

Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 12:36pm
Vicky Wright targets more silverware for her household

Forfar ace Wright, 28, will be joined by skip Eve Muirhead, Hailey Duff, also from Forfar, Jennifer Dodds and alternate Mili Smith as they target Beijing 2022 glory, buoyed by their recent European Championship triumph and games qualification.

The curling rink has been one of Team GB’s happiest hunting grounds at the Winter Olympics and with Wright engaged to Sochi 2014 silver medallist Greg Drummond, there’s one particular moment that stands out as she aims for the top step of the podium.

“The biggest one for me is that I’m engaged to Greg, who was in David Murdoch’s team in 2014,” said Wright, one of over 1000 who are able to train full-time, access the world’s best coaches and benefit from pioneering technology, science and medical support thanks to vital National Lottery funding.

“Just being so heavily involved with him leading up to it and seeing what he’d been through and achieved. That’s probably my fondest memory, him coming home with a silver medal.

“I want to go one better! He’s got a t-shirt framed and everything. I said: ‘I’ll be getting a gold frame round mine!’

“His support is really handy. He’s been there and done that, he’s a really good support.”

Of the Team GB competitors heading to Beijing, only Muirhead has competed at a games before.

“Eve’s been really good at saying: ‘This is what to expect going into the village.’” added Wright. It’ll be quite different because of Covid-19 but she’s been saying generally how it runs and once you get there it’s just like a normal championships."

The games start on February 4.

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