Anna Sloan wins bronze at Winter Olympics

20 February 2014

Anna Sloan

Anna Sloan

Congratulations to GCU graduate and international curling star Anna Sloan on her Bronze medal triumph at the Winter Olympics.

The 23-year-old, who graduated with a BA (Hons) Sport And Active Lifestyles Promotion in 2012, played a key role in the Team GB women’s curling squad victory over Switzerland during today’s thrilling bronze medal play-off.

Anna is no stranger to the pressures of international competition. In 2013, after winning Gold at the World Championships, Anna spoke of how she was able to juggle her studies and training commitments with the support of GCU staff and students.

“I did a sports degree, which intertwined and linked really well with my curling. My studies required me to be committed and disciplined - if you do that, you can succeed at anything,” said Anna, who is from Lockerbie.

Rhona Martin MBE, the Team GB women’s curling team coach and former curling Olympic gold medallist, is also an alumna and Honorary Graduate of GCU.

Anna’s Olympic Bronze is the latest in a string of national and world successes, including gold at the World Junior Championships in 2009.

In 2011, Anna won gold again while representing GB at the World University Games. Later that year, she would repeat this feat at the European Championship, which subsequently saw her awarded GCU’s Sportsperson of the Year.

In March 2013, Anna and her team mates won the Curling World Championship at Riga in Latvia.