Anna Hasselborg

Anna Ellinor Hasselborg (born 5 May 1989) is a Swedish curler from Stockholm. She is the 2018 Olympic Champion in women's curling, and a former World Junior Champion skip.[3]

Anna Hasselborg
Hasselborg at the Players Championship 2018
Born
Anna Hasselborg

(1989-05-05) 5 May 1989
Team
Curling clubSundbybergs CK,
Sundbyberg, SWE
SkipAnna Hasselborg
ThirdSara McManus
SecondAgnes Knochenhauer
LeadSofia Mabergs
AlternateJohanna Heldin
Mixed doubles
partner
Oskar Eriksson
Career
Member Association Sweden
World Championship
appearances
3 (2017, 2018, 2019)
World Mixed Doubles Championship
appearances
1 (2019)
European Championship
appearances
5 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)
Grand Slam victories4 (2018 Elite 10 (Sept.), 2018 Masters, 2019 Tour Challenge, 2019 National)

Career

Junior career

Hasselborg made her international debut at the 2008 European Mixed Curling Championship, playing third for Niklas Edin, winning a bronze medal. In 2009, Hasselborg played in her first World Juniors, skipping Sweden to a 6th-place finish. At the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships, Hasselborg upset the Canadian rink skipped by Rachel Homan in the final by a score of 8-3.

Hasselborg skipped Sweden at the 2013 Winter Universiade, leading her country to a 5th-place finish.

Women's career

Hasselborg graduated from the junior level in 2010, beginning to skip a team on the World Curling Tour. In her first season after juniors, her team won the 2011 Glynhill Ladies International.

Hasselborg skipped the Swedish national women's team at the 2014 European Curling Championships, leading her team to a 5th-place finish. This would be her first European Championship appearance.

In 2015, Hasselborg's current team of Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer and Sofia Mabergs came together. The following season, the team won two Tour titles, the 2016 Oakville OCT Fall Classic, and the 2016 Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup.[4] That season, the team also represented Sweden at the 2016 European Curling Championships, where they won a silver medal, losing to Russia's Viktoriia Moiseeva in the final. Later in the season, they represented Sweden at the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship, where they placed fourth.

Hasselborg's rink was selected to represent Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In the lead up to the games, the team took home another silver medal at the European Championships, losing in the final of the 2017 European Curling Championships to Eve Muirhead's team from Scotland. A few months later at the Olympics, Hasselborg led her team to a 7-2 round robin record, in second place behind the host Korean "garlic girls" team, skipped by Kim Eun-jung. In the playoffs, Hasselborg knocked off the Muirhead-led British rink in the semi-final, before beating South Korea in the final to win the gold medal. A month later, Hasselborg skipped the Swedish national women's team at the 2018 World Women's Curling Championship, falling to the Canadian team in an extra end in the final, to take home the silver medal.

Hasselborg won her first Grand Slam in the lone women's Elite 10 in 2018, going undefeated through the tournament and defeating Silvana Tirinzoni in the final.[5] A few weeks later, she won her second career Stockholm Ladies Cup. Then, at the 2018 Masters, Hasselborg won her second straight slam, defeating Rachel Homan in the final. The following month, Hasselborg and her team took home the gold medal at the 2018 European Curling Championships, her first gold medal at the Euros, defeating Swtizerland's Silvana Tirinzoni rink in the final. Hasselborg lost the world final once again at the 2019 World Women's Curling Championship, this time losing to Silvana Tirinzoni. She was however victorious at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with partner Oskar Eriksson. The team secured the number one spot in the playoffs en route to defeating the Canadian pair of Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant in the final.

In her first event of the 2019-20 season, Team Hasselborg won the 2019 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard over Anna Sidorova.

Personal life

Hasselborg is married to Mathias Eriksson.[6]

Grand Slam record

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
Masters N/A N/A DNP DNP DNP DNP SF SF C SF
Tour Challenge N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A T2 SF F DNP C
National N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q Q DNP QF C
Canadian Open N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP DNP SF Q Q
Players' Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP SF QF F
Champions Cup N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP F QF DNP

Former events

Event 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A C
Colonial Square Ladies Classic QF N/A N/A N/A N/A

Teams

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLead
2008–09[7]Anna HasselborgAgnes KnochenhauerSofie SidénZandra Flyg
2009–10Anna HasselborgJonna McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSara McManus
2010–11Anna HasselborgSabina KrauppAgnes KnochenhauerZandra Flyg
2011–12Anna HasselborgSabina KrauppMargaretha DryburghZandra Flyg
2012–13Anna HasselborgKarin RudströmAgnes KnochenhauerZandra Flyg
2013–14Anna HasselborgKarin RudströmAgnes KnochenhauerZandra Flyg
2014–15Anna HasselborgAgnes KnochenhauerKarin RudströmZandra Flyg
2015–16Anna HasselborgSara McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSofia Mabergs
2016–17Anna HasselborgSara McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSofia Mabergs
2017–18Anna HasselborgSara McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSofia Mabergs
2018–19Anna HasselborgSara McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSofia Mabergs
2019–20Anna HasselborgSara McManusAgnes KnochenhauerSofia Mabergs

References

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