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David Murdoch on Danny Baker Show, BBC 5live 21st December 2013

David Murdoch on Danny Baker Show, BBC 5live 21st December 2013

2014 Winter Olympic Team GB men’s curling skip David Murdoch was delighted to be asked as a guest on the Danny Baker show on 21st December 2013. David took part in Danny’s famous ‘Sausage Sandwich’ game in which members of the public phone in and guess David’s answer to many questions including how she prefers to eat a sausage sandwich, with red sauce,brown sauce or no sauce at all !

Danny was fascinated to learn more about David Murdoch and his sport of curling and asked many questions about his training, career and achievements.

To listen to the interview again please click; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03m348qon BBC iplayer until 28th December 2013.

Danny Baker show BBC 5 live; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mjjxr

David Murdoch is a curler from Lockerbie, a 2 x World Champion, 3 x European Champion, 2 x Winter Olympian finishing 4th in Turin 2006 and 5th in Vancouver 2010. He has qualified to represent Team GB at the 2014 Winter Olympics. David is a key part of a talented winning team of Scottish curlers. He has commentated on curling for Eurosport on non playing days, holds several other curling medals and is a globally travelled sportsman. He is a proud, humble, dedicated professional and is widely acknowledged as one of the worlds top mens curlers.

EARLY CAREER:

David Murdoch was born in Lockerbie in 1978 and took up the traditional sport of curling as a youngster playing with his family. His family all were talented curlers, his brother Neil is a former European Champion and his sister Nancy is an Olympic curling coach.

David won his first title as World Junior Champion in 1995, he retained that title in 1996 but had to settle for silver in 1998.By 1999, Murdoch had moved up to the position of skip, and led Scotland to a 6-3 record and fifth place at that year’s world juniors. Four years later, he led Scotland to the European Championship title, beating Peja Lindholm’s formidable Sweden team in the final.

2005-2008, WORLD & EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS SUCCESS, OLYMPICS FOURTH PLACE

In 2005, David Murdoch went to his first ever World Championships. At the 2005 World Men’s Curling Championship his Scotland rink won the silver medal after losing to Canada’s Randy Ferbey in the final. The team’s fine run of form ensured all four members a place in the Great Britain men’s squad for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, with Murdoch was the youngest member of the quartet and also the skip. At the Olympics, Murdoch and his team lost in the bronze medal match to Pete Fenson of the United States and finished fourth.

Two months later, David Murdoch would avenge his defeat in 2005 by winning the gold medal at the 2006 World Men’s Curling Championship. Murdoch defeated Canada (skipped by Jean-Michel Ménard) in the final. In December 2006 he won the silver medal in the European Championships in Basel, Switzerland, and followed that up with gold in 2007. He successfully defended his title at the European Curling Championships 2008 against Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud.

Murdoch and his team represented Scotland again at the 2008 World Men’s Curling Championship, where he lost to Canada in the final.

2009-2012, WORLD CHAMPION AGAIN, NATIONAL SUCCESS, OLYMPICS FIFTH PLACE

In 2009, David Murdoch once again won a gold medal for Scotland at the World Men’s Curling Championship, which was held in Moncton, Nebraska.

On January 17, 2010, Murdoch’s rink became the first non-Canadian team to win the TSN Skins Game. His team won $70,500 (₤43,000) for the win.

David Murdoch represented Team GB at his second Olympic Games at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He also skipped the team for his second consecutive Games. The mens curling team placed fifth after losing their play off match to Sweden. After the 2009-10 season, Murdoch’s Olympic team broke up.

In 2011 DavidMurdoch  joined the successful ‘Team Brewster’ working with Tom Brewster (2xScottish Men’s Champion, 2xWorld Silver Medalist, 2x European Mixed Champion, World Junior Champion), Greg Drummond (2x Scottish Men’s Champion, 2x World Silver Medalist, University Games participant), Scott Andrews (2xScottish Men’s Champion, 2xWorld Silver Medalist, 2xScottish Junior Champion, World Junior Silver Medalist) and Michael Goodfellow (2xScottish Men’s Champion, 2xWorld Silver Medalist, 2x University Games participant ).

2012/13 SEASON AND BEYOND…

The team completed a superb 2012/13 season in May; with wins in the Scottish Championships, Hamburg Masters and Edinburgh Invitational. They also finished well in the European Championships and ended the season with a bronze at the World Championships in Canada. They ended the season joint 1st in the world rankings.

Their seasons results confirming the team’s selection to represent Team GB as the chosen men’s curling team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. David Murdoch and his teammates aim to deliver strong and successful showings in all competitions for the foreseeable future and Hamilton Management wish our clients well in their upcoming season.

David Murdoch is a keen cyclist in his spare time and is a fan of various sports.

Official Team GB profile: http://www.teamgb.com/athletes/david-murdoch

HONOURS AND ACCOLADES

2014 –  Confirmed to be part of Team GB Men’s Curling Team, Olympic Games, Sochi

2013 – Bronze,European Championships

2013 -  Bronze, World Championships

2010 – Fifth, Olympic Games, Vancouver

2010 – Skip, Team GB Men’s Curling Team, Olympic Games, Vancouver

2010 – Bronze, World Championships

2009 – Gold, World Championships

2008 – Silver, World Championships

2008 – Gold, European Championships

2007 – Gold, European Championships

2006 – Fourth, Olympic Games, Turin

2006 – Skip, Team GB Men’s Curling Team, Olympic Games, Turin

2006 – Gold, World Championships

2006 – Silver, European Championships

2005 – Silver, World Championships

2005 – Bronze, European Championships

2003 – Gold, European Junior Championships

1999 – Skip, Scottish Mens Juniors,World Junior Championships

1998 – Silver, World Junior Championships

1996 – Gold, World Junior Championships

1995 – Gold, World Junior Championships