King, Cathy

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King made history in 2012 by becoming the first skip to ever win Canadian curling championships at the junior (back to back in 1977 and 1978), women’s (1998) and senior levels (2012).

A bronze-medallist at the 1998 Ford World Women’s Championship in Kamloops, B.C., King will once again wear the Maple Leaf on the international stage when she plays at the 2013 World Senior Women’s Championship, April 13-20 in Fredericton, N.B.

“I was pretty shocked to hear about this,” said King, who played in seven Scotties Tournament of Hearts, collecting gold in 1998 at Regina, and placing a second a year later at Charlottetown. She also earned a silver medal in 1995 at Calgary. “I thought maybe at some point I might be recognized, but I didn’t think it would be this soon, so it was really a nice surprise. The only thing I feel kind of strange about is that it’s not really an individual sport. I have to thank all the players who helped me top win this award because I couldn’t do it by myself. It’s all to do with them, too.”