Vicki Chalmers

Victoria "Vicki" Chalmers[1] (née Adams) (born 16 November 1989) is a Scottish curler who was the long time second for Eve Muirhead. Representing Scotland, they won the 2013 World Championships and the European Championships in 2011 and 2017. Representing Great Britain, they are the 2014 Olympic bronze medallists and finished fourth at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Vicki Chalmers
Born (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989
Team
Curling clubPortpatrick CC,
Portpatrick, SCO
Career
World Championship
appearances
6 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
European Championship
appearances
8 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2014, 2018)
Grand Slam victories6: Players' Championships (2013, 2015, 2016), Autumn Gold (2013), Colonial Square (2014), Canadian Open (2014)

Career

Chalmers was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and lives in Stranraer and Stirling.[2] She has been a long-time member of the Muirhead rink, dating back to her junior career. With Muirhead, she won three gold medals at the World Junior Curling Championships, winning in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Chalmers, whilst at the University of the West of Scotland also won a gold medal at the 2011 Winter Universiade, playing second for Anna Sloan.[3][4]

Chalmers stayed with the Muirhead rink after her junior career, except for the 2011 World Championships, when she played second for Sloan, finishing ninth. With the Muirhead rink, she won a gold medal at the 2011 European Championships in Moscow and the 2013 World Championships in Riga. The Scottish world champion team of Muirhead, Sloan, Chalmers and Claire Hamilton, were selected to represent Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics, where they won the bronze medal.[5]

Personal life

Chalmers is married to Andrew Chalmers[6] and is the younger sister of curler, Kay Adams.[7]

References

  1. "First Leg - Suzhou, China | Events".
  2. "Muirhead and Smith to skipper Team GB's curling rinks at Pyeongchang 2018". Tean GB. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  3. "Women's Curling seal first ever GB Universiade Curling Gold". British Universities and Colleges Sport. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. "UWS Student Wins Gold at World Junior Curling Championships" (Press release). University of the West of Scotland. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  5. Williams, Ollie (20 February 2014). "Britain's women win curling bronze to equal Team GB record". Sport Winter Olympics. BBC. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  6. 2019 Continental Cup Media Guide: Team Muirhead
  7. "Who's that girl? Our guide to the British female curling team". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
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