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Girvan curler Malone secures bronze

Angie Malone (left) and the rest of the Team GB curling team who won the bronze medal at the Sochi Paralympic games.

Angie Malone (left) and the rest of the Team GB curling team who won the bronze medal at the Sochi Paralympic games.

 

Girvan’s Paralympic curler Angie Malone is celebrating this week after winning a bronze medal at the Sochi Games.

It means that the 48 year old is now a double Olympic medalist having secured a silver in the 2006 games in Turin.

Angie had been selected as the reserve for the Great Britain team in Russia but was called upon against China in the bronze medal match on Saturday.

Team GB had to bounce back from a 13-4 loss against the hosts in the semi final but things didn’t look good when they were 3-0 down after two ends.

However, a superb fightback from Malone and her team ensured a 7-3 victory and the bronze medals to come home with.

And veteran Malone insists it feels just as good as the Turin games.

She said: “We have had a tough week but we had a blast out there and we had a great bronze medal game,” she said.

“We went out there fighting as the Scots do and we are absolutely delighted to take a bronze medal back to Great Britain and Scotland.

“This bronze medal feels like gold. We worked really hard this week, we dug deep and this is a gold medal for me.

“After Russia the coach said ‘go and do your stuff, we have been winning all season, get out there and do it’ and that is exactly what we did.

“We have won and we have lost over the years, we are used to that. We have a wee bit of disappointment and then we come fighting right back.

“It was absolutely fantastic to be able to go and play that bronze medal game, I was delighted. Everybody played their ‘A’ game, everybody executed their shots and our game plan was bang on.

“We put the Chinese under some serious pressure and played a great game.”

 

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