WWCC 2012 Day 1 - Player Reaction

Canada

Following their win over USA, Canada Skip, Heather Nedohin, said:

"When your heart is pounding, we were just so excited to get to the ice. We’re just thrilled to be playing. I’m not nervous, I’m just overly-excited. This has been a dream of ours since we’ve been little girls. With all our family and friends here – that’s why my heart is pounding."

Draw 2

Switzerland

After defeating China, Switzerland Skip, Mirjam Ott, said:

"It’s always a good start to win the first game. The team played very well. We always had control, and we’re very confident and very pleased. I felt very comfortable but that was a good start to build on – you don’t have to be 100% in the first game."

Korea

After defeating Sweden, Korea Skip, Jin-Sun Kim, said:

“I don’t know how to explain my feelings but I feel very excited. This morning we did not play good, we were upset after losing, but tonight’s win gives us a lot of confidence.

"This morning I was feeling very nervous, now I feel very good and I hope we can continue to get better and better as the week goes on. I want a medal but I don’t know if we will win one, it will be very difficult.”

Draw 1

Sweden

After their win over Italy, Sweden Skip, Margaretha Sigfridsson, said:

“It was very good to win this game, we played really really smooth. You have to be a little bit humble to the conditions at first until we get more used to the ice and the weight but the ice is really really good, so it feels good, and I think we will see some really good curling this week.

“I don’t really feel we are under too much pressure to do well. We are really happy to be here and I think we will do well this week.”

Czech Republic

After their victory over Korea, Czech Republic Skip, Linda Klimova, said:

“We are all very excited about the Championships - it was our first match and I think my team did a good job.

"The ice is a little bit faster than our club back home, but we were training at a local club and our coach has been doing all he can to prepare us for faster ice, so we had some opportunity to get used to the conditions.”

Scotland

After their win against Russia, Scotland Skip, Eve Muirhead, said:

"We played great out there and our goal for the first game was to play strong. At other tournaments this year we started off slow and got better and better, so we wanted to come out and play well from the start, and I think we did that. Probably two or three slack shots cost us. But the Russian played great – as soon as we mad e those little mistakes the Russians capitalised on them.

Giving up a three is not ideal, but we came and scored one. It feels great to beat a good team, and we know they’re a good team.

"The ninth was just one of those ends – we were 100% apart from one stone. We were lucky we were three up going into that end.

"There’s still lots to work on, we can get better and better. I know it was a solid performance but I know we can get better, and if we want to be in the mix at the end of the week, we need to get better."

Germany

After defeating Denmark, Germany Skip, Melanie Robillard, said:

"I’m really glad we won that. It’s pretty stressful, so I’ve been trying to keep calm, but I was really nervous during that game.

"I was hoping I’d be putting the broom in the right place and I was also nervous about calling the right game. The fact that I don’t have to play last rocks is helping a lot.

"We’re targeting game by game. We have a tough situation, so there’s no point in looking at big goals that the team can’t achieve."

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