Sigfridsson slides out of the shadows of a legend

SWEDEN'S Margaretha Sigfridsson gave up two points to the Jennifer Jones rink in their opening match of the 2013 Continental Cup of Curling in Penticton's South Okanagan Events Centre Thursday morning. Sigfridsson's team looks to help Team World win the event and take a 5-4 lead.
— image credit: CCA/Michael Burns

Annete Norberg has been the biggest name in women’s Swedish curling for two decades thanks to a pair of Olympic gold medals and three world championship victories to her credit.

She was trying for a 12th appearance at the world championships last year, but that ended at the hands of the Margaretha Sigfridsson’s team in the final of Sweden’s women’s curling playdowns.

Sigfridsson moved on to represent the country at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Lethbridge where she won silver after a dramatic last-rock defeat to Switzerland’s Mirjam Ott.

In four shots at the world championship, Sigfridsson has won silver three times to accompany a gold and silver medal in the European Curling Championships.

Last season’s success earned Sigfridsson, Maria Prytz, Christiina Bertrup and Maria Wennerstrom a coveted spot on the Team World roster for the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling in Penticton.


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