Imago

Drummond gets best result to date as skip

Drummond gets best result to date as skip
By Sportsbeat

27/12/2017 at 14:59Updated 27/12/2017 at 15:27

Scottish curling rink Team Drummond finished with a third place at the Qinghai International in China after beating Norway in a play-off.

The rink, skipped by Greg Drummond, was only formed at the start of the season and this result marks one of their best achievements to date.

Drummond was part of Dave Murdoch's rink that won silver at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, but once Kyle Smith's team were selected to represent Team GB at the PyeongChang 2018 Games he made the decision to skip his own outfit.

Britain's lead Michael Goodfellow, skip David Murdoch, second Scott Andrews and third Greg Drummond (L-R) watch the sheet in 2014

Britain's lead Michael Goodfellow, skip David Murdoch, second Scott Andrews and third Greg Drummond (L-R) watch the sheet in 2014Reuters

They missed out on a place in the Qinghai final after losing out to home rink China in the semi-finals, but came back to take third place with an 8-5 win over Norway.

"We had a really good event in China, which we used as preparation for the Scottish Championships. It was good for us to get into the ten end championship mindset," said Drummond.

"Over the course of the week we felt we progressed as a team and the work we have been putting in behind the scenes really showed in our performances on the ice.

"We felt we did enough to win every game we played, however we faced an equally well-playing Chinese team in the semi-final and they progressed to the final and we had to settle for the bronze game against Norway.

"I thought the team showed some real character to bounce back from a disappointing semi-final loss and win the bronze game and end the tournament on a high note.

"We will look to continue this good progress we have made into the New Year, when we have events in Perth and Hamburg, prior to the Scottish Championships."

0
0
Latest Videos