Carmen Schäfer

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Carmen Schäfer
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Carmen Schäfer (right) with Mirjam Ott (left) at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Medal record
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Östersund
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Ogden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lethbridge
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Vernon
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Örnsköldsvik
Silver medal – second place 2009 Aberdeen
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Campéry
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Stavanger

Carmen Schäfer (born 8 January 1981 in Davos) is a Swiss curler. She plays third for Mirjam Ott.

Schäfer had a fairly successful Junior career.[according to whom?] She was the alternate on the Swiss team (skipped by Silvana Tirinzoni) that won the 1999 World Junior Championships, but she did not play any games. Schäfer skipped the Swiss team at the 2000 and 2001 World Juniors, finishing fourth and winning the bronze medal respectively. In 2000, she lost to the U.S. team (skipped by Laura Delaney) in the bronze medal game, 8–5. She had to beat Moe Meguro's Japanese team to capture the bronze in 2001, winning the game 5–4.

In 2007, Schäfer joined Ott's team. They finished in fourth place at the 2007 European Curling Championships. They avenged their defeat at the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship when they won the bronze medal; once again she had to beat Japan and their skip, Meguro. The Japanese had beaten them in the 3–4 game, but in the bronze medal rematch, had slipped.

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, her team, again skipped by Mirjam Ott, finished in fourth place, as Ott's touch completely deserted her late in the semi-final and bronze medal matches.[1]

In 2008, Schäfer played in the Continental Cup of Curling.

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Events
1998–99 Silvana Tirinzoni Michèle Knobel Brigitte Schori Martina von Arx Carmen Schäfer 1999 WJCC
1999–2000 Janine Greiner Carmen Schäfer Jacqueline Greiner Barbara Appenzeller Anna Neuenschwander 2000 WJCC
2007–08 Mirjam Ott Carmen Schäfer Valeria Spälty Janine Greiner Carmen Küng 2007 EC, 2008 WCC
2008–09 Mirjam Ott Carmen Schäfer Valeria Spälty Janine Greiner Carmen Küng 2008 ECC, 2009 WCC
2009–10 Mirjam Ott Carmen Schäfer Carmen Küng Janine Greiner Binia Feltscher-Beeli 2009 ECC


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