Anna Hasselborg

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Anna Hasselborg
Anna Hasselborg.jpg
Hasselborg at the Players Championship 2018
Born (1989-05-05) 5 May 1989 (age 29)
Team
Curling clubSundbybergs CK,
Sundbyberg, SWE
SkipAnna Hasselborg
ThirdSara McManus
SecondAgnes Knochenhauer
LeadSofia Mabergs
AlternateJohanna Heldin
Career
World Championship
appearances
2 (2017, 2018)
European Championship
appearances
4 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2018)
Grand Slam victories2 (Sept. 2018 Elite 10), (2018 Masters (curling)

Anna Ellinor Hasselborg (born 5 May 1989) is a Swedish curler from Stockholm. She is the 2018 Olympic Champion in women's curling, and a former World Junior Champion skip.[2]

Career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Hasselborg made her international debut at the 2008 European Mixed Curling Championship, playing third for Niklas Edin, winning a bronze medal. In 2009, Hasselborg played in her first World Juniors, skipping Sweden to a 6th-place finish. At the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships, Hasselborg upset the Canadian rink skipped by Rachel Homan in the final by a score of 8-3.

Hasselborg skipped Sweden at the 2013 Winter Universiade, leading her country to a 5th-place finish.

Women's career[edit]

Hasselborg has now graduated from the junior level and skips her team on the World Curling Tour. She has won three tour events in her career, the 2011 Glynhill Ladies International, the 2016 Oakville OCT Fall Classic, and the 2016 Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup.[3]

Hasselborg skipped the Swedish national women's team at the 2014 European Curling Championships, leading her team to a 5th-place finish. In March 2018, she skipped the Swedish national women's team at the 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, falling to the Canadian team in an extra end to take home the silver medal.

Hasselborg won her first Grand Slam in the inaugural women's Elite 10 in 2018, going undefeated through the tournament and defeating Silvana Tirinzoni in the final.[4] At the 2018 Masters, Hasselborg won her second straight slam, defeating Rachel Homan in the final.

Personal life[edit]

Hasselborg is married to Mathias Eriksson.[5]

Grand Slam record[edit]

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
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A C
Masters N/A DNP DNP DNP DNP SF SF C
Tour Challenge N/A T2 SF F DNP
The National N/A Q Q DNP QF
Canadian Open N/A DNP DNP SF Q
Players' Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP SF QF
Champions Cup N/A DNP F QF

Former events[edit]

Event 2014–15
Colonial Square Ladies Classic QF

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead
2008–09 Anna Hasselborg Agnes Knochenhauer Sofie Sidén Zandra Flyg
2009–10 Anna Hasselborg Jonna McManus Agnes Knochenhauer Sara McManus
2010–11 Anna Hasselborg Sabina Kraupp Agnes Knochenhauer Zandra Flyg
2011–12 Anna Hasselborg Sabina Kraupp Margaretha Dryburgh Zandra Flyg
2012–13 Anna Hasselborg Karin Rudström Agnes Knochenhauer Zandra Flyg
2013–14 Anna Hasselborg Karin Rudström Agnes Knochenhauer Zandra Flyg
2014–15 Anna Hasselborg Agnes Knochenhauer Karin Rudström Zandra Flyg
2015–16 Anna Hasselborg Sara McManus Agnes Knochenhauer Sofia Mabergs
2016–17 Anna Hasselborg Sara McManus Agnes Knochenhauer Sofia Mabergs
2017–18 Anna Hasselborg Sara McManus Agnes Knochenhauer Sofia Mabergs
2018–19 Anna Hasselborg Sara McManus Agnes Knochenhauer Sofia Mabergs

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship Media Guide
  2. ^ http://www.worldcurling.org/owg2018/team-sweden-profile
  3. ^ http://www.worldcurl.com/player.php?playerid=15767&view=Events
  4. ^ "Hasselborg makes GSOC history winning 1st Elite 10 women's title". www.thegrandslamofcurling.com. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  5. ^ 2018 Continental Cup Media Guide

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