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The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling

Updated June 14, 2019 5.7k votes 579 voters 17.9k views

List RulesVote up the best Olympic curlers.

Who's the best curling player that's ever competed in the Olympics? Decide here! The famous Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed for gold medals in curling. Almost every one of these curling players has taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. But only one curler can be crowned the best, so be sure to vote up the best curling athletes here! 

Curling has been a long standing staple of the Olympic games. The game is played on ice. Players push polished granite stones across the arena, striving to score by getting the stones to strategic locations. The game takes agility, strength, and strategy to win. Both US and international athletes have excelled in the sport over the years. 

Who are the greatest Olympic curling athletes in history? Browse this list and vote up the most talented curlers below. 

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  • 1
    Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceKillam, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Kevin Martin (born July 31, 1966), nicknamed "The Old Bear" and "K-Mart", is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
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    Kaitlyn Lawes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Lesley Kaitlyn Lawes (born December 16, 1988) is a Canadian curler. Lawes plays third for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Jenny Perret is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
    Jenny Perret (born 23 December 1991) is a Swiss female curler. She is 2017 mixed doubles... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Alexander Krushelnitskiy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
    Alexander Alexandrovich Krushelnitskiy (born 20 May 1992) is a Russian curler predominantly... more on Wikipedia
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    Anastasia Bryzgalova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
    Anastasia Konstantinovna Bryzgalova (born 13 December 1992) is a Russian curler predominantly... more on Wikipedia
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    Martin Rios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
    Martin Rios (born 24 May 1981) is a Spanish-Swiss curler. He competed in the 2018 Winter... more on Wikipedia
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    Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Jennifer Judith Jones OM (born 7 July 1974) is a Canadian curler. She was the Olympic champion... more on Wikipedia
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    Marc Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceSt. Albert, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Marc Kennedy (born February 5, 1982) is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic... more on Wikipedia
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    Allison Pottinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceBrampton, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Allison Pottinger (born July 5, 1973) is an American curler from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She... more on Wikipedia
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    Brad Gushue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Bradley Raymond "Brad" Gushue, ONL (born June 16, 1980) is a Canadian curler from Mount Pearl,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    John Morris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    John Morris (born December 16, 1978; nicknamed "Johnny Mo") is a Canadian curler, and two-time... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ben Hebert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    Ben Hebert

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Benjamin "Ben" Hebert (born March 16, 1983) is a Canadian curler, a Vancouver 2010 Winter... more on Wikipedia
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    Eve Muirhead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Eve Muirhead (born 22 April 1990) is a Scottish curler from Blair Atholl. She won a bronze... more on Wikipedia
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    Susan O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Susan O'Connor (born May 3, 1977) is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Cheryl Bernard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceGrande Prairie, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Cheryl Bernard (born June 30, 1966) is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna Svärd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceSveg, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Anna Maria Le Moine (born 30 October 1973 in Sveg as Anna Bergström; also formerly known as... more on Wikipedia
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    Markku Uusipaavalniemi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling

    BirthplaceKarkkila, Finland

    NationalityFinland

    Markku Uusipaavalniemi (born 23 November 1966 in Karkkila) is a Finnish curler and former... more on Wikipedia
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    Tony Angiboust is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceChamonix, France

    NationalityFrance

    Tony Angiboust (born 10 June 1983 in Chamonix, France) is an internationally elite curler from... more on Wikipedia
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    Carolyn McRorie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceArborg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Carolyn Darbyshire-McRorie (born December 6, 1963) is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta.... more on Wikipedia
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    Zhou Yan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    Zhou Yan

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceHarbin, China

    NationalityChina

    Zhou Yan (Chinese: 周妍; pinyin: Zhōu Yán; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂóu jɛ̌n]; born September... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Anette Norberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceHärnösand, Sweden

    NationalitySweden

    Anette Norberg (born 12 November 1966) is a retired Swedish curler from Härnösand. She and her... more on Wikipedia
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    Anna Sidorova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    NationalityRussia

    Anna Vladimirovna Sidorova (Russian: А́нна Влади́мировна Си́дорова; born 6 February 1991 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Hart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    Richard Hart

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Richard "the Hart Surgeon" Hart (born October 14, 1968) is a Canadian curler from Pickering,... more on Wikipedia
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    John Benton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceSt. Michael, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Benton (born June 23, 1969) is an American curler from Plymouth, Minnesota. He competed... more on Wikipedia
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    Wang Bingyu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Curling
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    BirthplaceHarbin, China

    NationalityChina

    Wang Bingyu (Chinese: 王冰玉; pinyin: Wáng Bīngyù; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ píŋ ŷ]; born... more on Wikipedia
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