Anna Sidorova

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Anna Sidorova
Анна Сидорова
Curler
Anna Sidorova - Vancouver 2010 (cropped).jpg
Born (1991-02-06) February 6, 1991 (age 23)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Team
Curling club Moskvitch CC,
Moscow, RUS
Skip Anna Sidorova
Third Margarita Fomina
Second Alexandra Saitova
Lead Ekaterina Galkina
Alternate Nkeirouka Ezekh
Career
World Championship
appearances
5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
European Championship
appearances
5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2010, 2014)

Anna Vladimirovna Sidorova (Russian: А́нна Влади́мировна Си́дорова; born February 6, 1991 in Moscow) is a curler from Russia.[1] She currently skips the Russian national women's curling team.

Sidorova was a figure skater until age 13, when a leg injury forced her to give up the sport. At that point, she took up curling.[2]

As a junior, Sidorova represented Russia at four World Junior Curling Championships (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012). She won the bronze medal as the skip of the Russian junior team in 2011 and 2012.

At the age of 19, Sidorova was named late to the Russian Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada as the team's third. Originally Olga Jarkova was named to the team; however, Jarkova was taken out at the last minute and Sidorova was added to the team. For the fifth match, against the USA, and the sixth match, against Switzerland, Sidorova replaced Ludmila Privivkova as skip. She also replaced Ludmila Privivkova in the 8th Game against China as the Skip. Sidorova thus became the youngest skip at the games, since British skip Eve Muirhead, while also 19 years old at the time, is ten months older.

In addition to playing third on the Russian Olympic Team Sidorova has also skipped her own team on the World Curling Tour (with Olga Jarkova throwing second stones).[3] She joined up with Privivkova's team in 2011. In 2012, Sidorova began skipping the team, with Privivkova at third. The team won a gold medal at the European Curling Championships in 2012 with their new lineup.

Sidorova was the skip of team Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She led the team to a 9th place finish, with a 3-6 record. She also skipped Team Russia at the 2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship held from Mar. 15 to 23 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Her team finished the round robin with an 8-3 record, earning the third seed in the playoffs. Team Russia lost to Team Korea in the 3-4 playoff game, but in a rematch the following day, Sidorova and her teammates defeated Team Korea to win the bronze medal. It was the first medal for Russia in the history of the world women's curling championships.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Sidorova's Russian rink had a fairly successful Grand Slam season in 2012–13, making it as far as the semi-finals at the 2012 Colonial Square Ladies Classic.

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Autumn Gold Q DNP Q
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries DNP DNP QF
Masters N/A Q Q
Colonial Square N/A SF DNP
Players' DNP QF

Teammates[edit]

2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Margarita Fomina, Third

Alexandra Saitova, Second

Ekaterina Galkina, Lead

Nkeirouka Ezekh, Alternate

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