Sweden tops women’s rankings after Vancouver 2010 Olympics

PERTH, SCOTLAND – Following Anette Norberg and her team’s historic second gold medal win in the women’s curling competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Sweden has moved up to the No1 spot of the World Curling Federation women’s world rankings.

Sweden after their historic second gold medal. Photo: WCF/Michael Burns

Canada slips back to second position after taking silver in the women’s event. China continues its ascent of the women’s rankings - moving up a further two places to third spot following Bingyu Wang’s landmark bronze medal victory in what was the first appearance ever for China at an Olympic curling competition.

Full rankings can be seen here: http://www.worldcurling.org/rankings-men-and-women

In the men’s rankings, Canada remains on top following Kevin Martin’s gold medal win. Norway moves up to second position after Thomas Ulsrud and his team took silver. Scotland/GBR slip down a place following David Murdoch’s 5th place finish for Great Britain in the Olympic curling event. Switzerland, who won the men’s bronze in Vancouver, now move up to 4th spot.

The next release of WCF rankings will be following the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2010 (20-28 March) Swift Current, SK, Canada and the Capital One World Men’s Curling Championship 2010, (3-11 April) Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy.