Agnes Knochenhauer

Agnes Knochenhauer (born 5 May 1989) is a Swedish curler from Stockholm.[1] She competed at 5 World Curling Championships and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi[2] and 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, winning a silver and a gold medal respectively.

Agnes Knochenhauer
Born
Agnes Knochenhauer

(1989-05-05) 5 May 1989
Team
Curling clubSundbybergs CK,
Sundbyberg, SWE
SkipAnna Hasselborg
ThirdSara McManus
SecondAgnes Knochenhauer
LeadSofia Mabergs
AlternateJohanna Heldin
Career
Member Association Sweden
World Championship
appearances
5 (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
European Championship
appearances
8 (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2014, 2018)
Grand Slam victories4 (2018 Elite 10 (Sept.), 2018 Masters, 2019 Tour Challenge, 2019 National)

Career

Junior career

In 2009, Knochenhauer played at the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships as third for the Anna Hasselborg rink. Sweden finished with a 4-5 record and a 6th-place finish. At the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships, Sweden upset the Canadian rink skipped by Rachel Homan in the final by a score of 8-3.

At the 2013 Winter Universiade, Knochenhauer and her team had a 5th-place finish.

Women's career

Knochenhauer has graduated from the junior level and has won three tour events in her career, the 2011 Glynhill Ladies International, the 2016 Oakville OCT Fall Classic, and the 2016 Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup.[3]

In 2013, Knochenhauer was the alternate for the Margaretha Sigfridsson rink at the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship. Sweden made it all the way to the final where they lost 6-5 to Scotland's Eve Muirhead. The Swedish team finished 5th at the 2014 European Curling Championships.

In February 2018, her team of Anna Hasselborg, Sara McManus and Sofia Mabergs won the Gold Medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang defeating Kim Eun-jung in the final. The next month, the rink made it to the final of the 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship but they lost in an extra end to Canada's Jennifer Jones.

Knochenhauer won her first Grand Slam in the inaugural women's Elite 10 in 2018, going undefeated through the tournament and defeating Silvana Tirinzoni in the final.[4] At the 2018 Masters, the Hasselborg rink won their second straight slam, defeating Rachel Homan in the final. The team lost the world final once again at the 2019 World Women's Curling Championship, this time to Silvana Tirinzoni.

To start the 2019-20 season, Team Hasselborg won the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard over Anna Sidorova.

In 2016 she was inducted into Swedish Curling Hall of Fame.

Personal life

Knochenhauer is married to Peter Fransson and has one daughter.[5]

References

  1. 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship Media Guide
  2. "Agnes Knochenhauer". sochi2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  3. http://www.worldcurl.com/player.php?playerid=15767&view=Events
  4. "Hasselborg makes GSOC history winning 1st Elite 10 women's title". www.thegrandslamofcurling.com. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  5. 2018 Continental Cup Media Guide
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