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Edmonton’s Kevin Martin, a three-time Olympian who won gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and silver in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced his retirement
from competitive curling in April.
The only Canadian curler to have won two Olympic medals, Martin won four Brier titles — which ties him with Ernie Richardson and Randy Ferbey for the most titles as a skip — in
addition to capturing a record 12 Alberta men’s championships. In his four trips to the World Men’s Curling Championship, he won gold in 2008 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and silver in 1991 in Winnipeg and 2009 in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Martin’s 1991 Brier victory also earned him his first of three trips to the Olympics, skipping Team Canada at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France, where curling was a demonstration sport. Martin also won a record 18 World Curling Tour Grand Slam events, including his career-capping victory last April at the Players’ Championship in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
He was also the 1985 Canadian junior men’s champion.