Paul Savage (curler)

A. Paul "The Round Mound of Come Around"[1] Savage (born June 25, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian curler, world champion and Olympic medallist.

Paul Savage
Born (1947-06-25) June 25, 1947
Career
Member Association Ontario
Brier appearances7 (1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1988)
World Championship
appearances
1 (1983)
Olympic
appearances
1 (1998)

Career

In 1983 he played third for Ed Werenich's team when they won the Labatt Brier and then won the 1983 World Men's Championship as Team Canada.[2][3] He received a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano with the Mike Harris rink, where he was the substitute.[4][5] He is considered to be one of the best left-handers to play the game.

Savage made seven appearances at the Brier, the Canadian men's national championship, between 1970 and 1988, five times as skip of the Ontario rink and twice as third. He was named to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1988.[3]

In 2009, Savage and the rest of his 1983 world champion team, which included Werenich, John Kawaja and Neil Harrison were inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.[6]

Personal life

He lives in Markham, Ontario.

Savage has a tattoo showing a curling stone nested inside the Canadian flag, which he got before the 1998 Nagano Olympics. In 2002 he made a cameo appearance in the curling comedy Men With Brooms, playing a television announcer.[5]

References

  1. Bob Weeks, Curling Ecetera, pg 97
  2. "Personal details". results.worldcurling.org. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  3. "Savage, A. Paul". The Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. Canadian Curling Association. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  4. "1998 Winter Olympics Nagano, Japan Curling" Archived 2007-08-25 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on March 20, 2008)
  5. "Paul Savage". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  6. "Werenich, Savage, Kawaja, Harrison Rink". http://oshof.ca/. Retrieved 25 September 2014. External link in |website= (help)


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