Christine Jurgenson

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Christine Jurgenson
Medal record
Curling
World Curling Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Kelowna
World Senior championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 St. Paul
Gold medal – first place 2009 Dunedin
Tournament of Hearts
Gold medal – first place 1986 London
Silver medal – second place 1983 Prince George
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Edmonton

Christine "Chris" Jurgenson (born Christine Bodogh) is a Canadian curler from British Columbia. She is a former World Champion, and was lead for the championship team at the World Senior Curling Championship in 2009 and skip for the 2011 World Senior Curling Championships . Jurgenson grew up in Ontario, where she played with her sister, Marilyn Bodogh. She won her first provincial title in 1980. She skipped Ontario to a 7–5 record at the 1980 Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship.

In 1983, she played in Alberta, and made her second national championship, playing second for Cathy Shaw. At the 1983 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the team lost 5–4 to Nova Scotia, skipped by Penny LaRocque.

In 1986, she was back playing with her sister in Ontario, playing second for her. They would end up winning the 1986 Scott Tournament of Hearts, defeating the defending champion Linda Moore rink 7-4 in the final. They won the 1986 World Women's Curling Championship as Team Canada, defeating Germany's Andrea Schöpp 12–5 in the final.

The following season, the team represented Team Canada at the 1987 Scott Tournament of Hearts, finishing 4–7.

Jurgenson moved to British Columbia, and won her first B.C. provincial title there in 1995. At the 1995 Scott Tournament of Hearts, she played lead for Marla Geiger, and finished with a 6–5 record. She won her second B.C. provincial title, this time playing lead for Kelley Owen. The team finished with a 3–8 record, in last place. It would be her final trip to the Hearts.

Jurgenson won two provincial senior titles, in 2008 (playing lead for Pat Sanders) and again in 2010 as the skip. In both years, she won the Canadian Senior Curling Championships. Her 2008 and 2010 senior titles qualified her for the 2009 and 2011 World Senior Curling Championships. At the 2009 championship, the team won gold for Canada, defeating Switzerland's Renate Nedkoff 10-1. In 2011, Jugenson skipped her team to another gold medal, defeating Sweden's Ingrid Meldahl.