Anna Sidorova

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Anna Sidorova
Анна Сидорова
Anna Sidorova - Vancouver 2010 (cropped).jpg
Born (1991-02-06) February 6, 1991 (age 27)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Curling club Moskvitch CC,
Moscow, RUS
Skip Anna Sidorova
Third Margarita Fomina
Second Alexandra Raeva
Lead Nkeirouka Ezekh
Alternate Alina Kovaleva
World Championship
8 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
European Championship
8 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
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.

She then followed up with bronze medals at both the 2015 and 2016 world women's curling championships. She just narrowly missed playing for gold the first time, losing to Team Japan on the very last shot of the 2016 semi final. After defeating Canada's Chelsea Carey for her 3rd straight bronze, she spoke of feeling encouraged by getting closer to the gold or silver each time, and hoped that 2017 and 2018 would be her years. She made her first World Championship final at the 2017 Worlds, but settled for silver after losing to Canada's Rachel Homan 8-3 in the final.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sidorova is currently a student.[5]

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. She made it to her first Grand Slam finals at the 2015 Players' Championship, losing to Eve Muirhead.

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 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Tour Challenge N/A N/A N/A N/A Q DNP T2
Masters N/A Q Q Q QF Q Q
The National N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP QF
Canadian Open N/A N/A N/A DNP QF Q

Former events[edit]

Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Autumn Gold Q DNP Q DNP
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries DNP DNP QF N/A
Colonial Square N/A SF DNP DNP


2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Margarita Fomina, Third

Alexandra Saitova, Second

Ekaterina Galkina, Lead

Nkeirouka Ezekh, Alternate


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (February 11, 2014). "Winter Olympics: Russian beauty Anna Sidorova brings tough competition to curling rink". The Daily News. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
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  4. ^ Brazeau, Jonathan (March 27, 2017). "8 Ends: Homan simply dominant in historic run to world title". Sportsnet. Retrieved March 27, 2017. 
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