For her fourth Winter Olympics, Eve Muirhead; traveled to Beijing with unfinished business.
She stated, “The one precious medal I am lost is the Olympic gold,” before flying to China. She also added that “It’s a fantasy of mine. She declared that I know it’s going to be very hard, but I know we are apt; of doing it.”
That elusive medal, Muirhead and her rink claimed in unforgettable style. Through the round-robin stages, Having scraped, then guaranteeing at least silver with an epic semi-final extra-end in the final win over reigning champions Sweden, they thrashed Japan.
After a testing four years, the 31-year-old Eve Muirhead has a new hip and a fresh; team for this game. Four years ago. Since narrowly losing out on a medal in Pyeongchang, on her ailing hip, Muirhead finally had surgery.
In her garage, she then battled back to fitness during lockdown but struggled for consistency at the last minute, eventually securing Team GB their Olympic spots after leading her rink through an edgy qualifier.
And it all proved worth it with only gold of the Games of squad GB.
In 2018, when Muirhead lay stiff in her hospital bed, the prospect of a gold medal seemed miles away after surgery.
At her for years, the injury had been gnawing away, and finally, at the end of another Olympic cycle, provided the chance to fix it. However, she would never there was always the concern quite be the same.