Jennifer Jones, one of the most accomplished competitors in the history of Canadian women’s curling, achieved the ultimate dream with a decisive win in the championship final of the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in her hometown of Winnipeg.
The victory over Ontario’s Sherry Middaugh in the gold-medal match earned the Jones squad the right to represent Canada this February in Sochi, with the most important medal in the sporting world on the line.
Before heading to Sochi, Jones will lead teammates Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen in the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup, Jan. 16-19 in Las Vegas, as one of six North American teams that will face Team World in the international curling challenge.
The Olympic berth has been the only thing missing from the Winnipeg skip’s championship resume. She has competed 10 times at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts – the Canadian women’s curling championship – winning four national titles. In the years when she didn’t reach the top of the podium, Jones took home three silver and two bronze medals.
Her lengthy list of achievements also includes gold and bronze medals at the World women’s curling championship, a pair of victories at the Capital One Canada Cup and seven championships in World Curling Tour Grand Slam events… more than any other female skip in the game.
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