Niklas Edin

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Niklas Edin
Curler
Niklas Edin.jpg
Born (1985-07-06) July 6, 1985 (age 29)
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Team
Curling club Karlstads CK,
Karlstad, SWE
Skip Niklas Edin
Third Oskar Eriksson
Second Kristian Lindström
Lead Christoffer Sundgren
Career
World Championship
appearances
4 (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013)
European Championship
appearances
5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2010, 2014)

Niklas Edin (born July 6 1985) is a Swedish curler.[1] European and World champion curler. Currently skip for Team Edin.

Career[edit]

In 2004 Edin skipped his Swedish team to a World Junior Curling Championship title. In the final Sweden defeated Stefan Rindlisbacher of Switzerland. The following year he was an alternate for the silver medal winning Swedish team at the Juniors skipped by Carlsén. That same year Edin was the skip of the Swedish team that won a silver medal at the European Mixed Curling Championship. In 2006, Edin won a silver medal at that year's World Junior Championships. He played third for Carlsén. The team also qualified for the 2006 World Men's Curling Championship and they finished in fifth place. In 2007, Edin won another Silver medal at the World Junior Championships.

After juniors, Edin quickly became one of the top skips in the country, filling the void of the retiring Peja Lindholm. In 2009, he won a gold medal at the Winter Universiade. Later in the year, he won a gold medal at the 2009 European Curling Championships, in his first event. This made him a medal threat at the 2010 Winter Olympics. However, he skipped Sweden to a fourth place finish, losing the bronze medal game to Switzerland.

Edin's 2010–11 season was somewhat successful. At the 2010 European Curling Championships, his Swedish team failed to make the playoffs, but made up on this by winning a bronze medal at the 2011 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. On the World Curling Tour, Edin made it to two Grand Slam quarter finals, and became the first non-Canadian skip to make it to a men's Grand Slam final, at the 2011 Players' Championship where he lost to Kevin Martin.

Edin's rink continued their success into the 2011-12 season. The team won a silver medal at the 2011 European Curling Championships after losing in the final to Norway's Thomas Ulsrud. Later that season, the team won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Men's Curling Championship.

The 2012-13 season was Edin's best to date. The rink won two gold medals in the season. The first came at the 2012 European Curling Championships where they beat Ulsrud in the final. Then the team won the 2013 World Championship, which would be Edin's his first world championship gold medal. This was the first time Sweden had won a world title since 2004.[2]

The 2013-14 season would not be as successful for the Edin rink. The team finished with a disappointing 5th place at the 2013 European Curling Championships. Edin would then skip the Swedish men's team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Edin led Sweden to a first place finish after the round robin, with an 8-1 record. However, they lost to the 4th place Great Britain team skipped by David Murdoch in the semi-final. Following this defeat, the team did beat China's Liu Rui for the bronze medal, giving Edin his first Olympic medal of his career.

Grand Slam Record[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Masters / World Cup DNP DNP DNP QF QF SF Q QF
Canadian Open Q DNP DNP DNP DNP SF DNP Q
The National DNP DNP DNP DNP QF QF QF Q
Players' DNP DNP DNP QF F DNP Q Q

Key

  • C – Champion
  • F – Lost final
  • SF – Lost semi final
  • QF – Lost quarter final
  • Q – Did not make playoffs
  • DNP – Did not participate in event

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
2003–04 Niklas Edin Nils Carlsén Jörgen Granberg Fredrik Lindberg Anders Eriksson WJCC
2005–06 Nils Carlsén Niklas Edin Marcus Hasselborg Manne Allberg WJCC, WCC
2006–07 Niklas Edin
Nils Carlsén
Marcus Hasselborg
Niklas Edin
Manne Allberg
Marcus Hasselborg
Fredrik Lindberg
Manne Alberg
Kristian Lindström WJCC
WCT
2007–08 Nils Carlsén Niklas Edin Marcus Hasselborg Manne Allberg
2008–09 Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll
2009–10 Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Oskar Eriksson ECC, OG
2010–11 Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Oskar Eriksson ECC, WCC
2011–12 Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Oskar Eriksson ECC, WCC
2012–13 Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Oskar Eriksson ECC, WCC
2013-14 Niklas Edin Sebastian Kraupp Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll Oskar Eriksson ECC, OG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niklas Edin". Retrieved 5 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Edin is World Champ". Curlingscoops.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 

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