Curling Canada – 2014 WFG Continental Cup of Curling

Sigfridsson adds silver lining to World Financial Group Continental Cup

Margaretha Sigfridsson’s initial encounter on the main stage of international curling came in 1997 when she led her Swedish team to the silver medal at the World Junior Women’s Curling Championship, losing the final to Scotland’s Julia Ewart.

Margaretha Sigfridsson (Photo CCA/Michael Burns)

In the 2002 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, she won another silver – and again, it came on the heels of a loss in the gold-medal match to the Scottish team, this time skipped by Jackie Lockhart.

Sigfridsson added to her silver-medal collection while calling the shots for Team Sweden at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, and picked up another for good measure at last year’s world showdown. The Scots prevailed once more, with Eve Muirhead at the helm.

Muirhead closed out the 2012-2013 season with a victory over Sigfridsson in the final of the World Curling Tour’s Players’ Championship.

But when the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup comes to Las Vegas, Jan. 16-19 at the Orleans Arena, the two rivals will be on the same side when Team World takes on Team North America in curling’s most unique championship.

Sigfridsson will skip while playing the lead position, with Maria Prytz throwing last stones and Christina Bertrup and Maria Wennerström rounding out the Swedish squad.

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