Lauren Gray

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Lauren Gray
Born (1991-11-03) 3 November 1991 (age 27)
Team
SkipEve Muirhead
ThirdJennifer Dodds
SecondVictoria Chalmers
LeadLauren Gray
AlternateVicky Wright
Career
World Championship
appearances
4 (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)
European Championship
appearances
5 (2014, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Olympic
appearances
2 (2014, 2018)

Lauren Gray (born 3 November 1991) is a Scottish curler. As alternate for the Eve Muirhead rink, she won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships for Scotland, and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Great Britain. She became lead for Muirhead's team in 2016, and won a gold medal at the 2017 European Championships.

Career[edit]

Gray was born in Glasgow and grew up in the village of Balfron where she attended Balfron Primary and then Balfron High School. She took up the sport at the age of eight.[1] She competed for the British team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[2] She had previously been part of the British rinks which won gold medals at the 2009 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival[3] and the 2011 Winter Universiade,[4] as well as the Scotland rinks which won the World Junior Curling Championships in 2012[5] and the World Curling Championships in 2013.[6] Following the 2014 Olympics, Gray was part of the commentary team for Channel 4's coverage of the wheelchair curling tournament at the 2014 Winter Paralympics.[7]

In May 2016, Gray became lead for Eve Muirhead's team, having previously been alternate for Muirhead's rink in their World Championship-winning campaign in 2013 and the Olympic tournament in 2014.[8]

Gray graduated from University of Glasgow with a 2:1 in English Literature and Politics in 2013, on the same day that she was formally selected for the 2014 Olympics.[9]

She is the sister of curler Logan Gray.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bennett, Gabriella (17 February 2014). "Who's that girl? Our guide to the British female curling team". HeraldScotland.com. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Lauren Gray". sochi2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ Mackay, Graham (22 February 2009). "GB curlers land silver and gold". The Journal. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Women's Curling seal first ever GB Universiade Curling Gold". British Universities and Colleges Sport. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ "World Junior Curling Championships 2012 Women's Medal Games". World Curling Federation. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Curling: Scotland's women beat Sweden in world final". bbc.co.uk. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Here's your commentary team at the Ice Cube: Bob Kelly and Lauren Gray". twitter.com. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Curling: Lauren Gray joins Eve Muirhead's rink as lead". 27 May 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Lauren Gray announced as curling alternate for Team GB". Team GB. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014.

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