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Nancy Murdoch (born Dumfries, 17 October 1969[1]) is a Scottish curling coach from Lockerbie. Murdoch is a former Scottish champion and former world championship semi finalist. Murdoch is now retired from competing herself and now coaches.

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Background[edit]Edit

Nancy Murdoch is the sister of David Murdoch (former European Champion and World Champion) and Neil Murdoch, (former European Champion and world junior champion).[2]

Curler[edit]Edit

Nancy Murdoch started to compete in curling at the age of 12. When interviewed for the Scottish Institute of Sport website she said that in her pre-coaching career, "Highlight was winning Scottish title in 2001. Low point was losing out in Semi final at World Championships to deny qualifying for the Olympics in Salt Lake City."[3]

Curling coach[edit]Edit

Murdoch took up position in March 2008 as the Olympic Women's Curling Coach, for the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010.[2]

As a National Coach, her teams have won Double World Junior Ladies Champions 2007 and 2008, European Youth Olympics' Gold medal in 2005, a World University Games' Silver Medal in 2007 and 3 World Junior Bronze medals.[2]

She has been heavily involved with the performance level of the sport for over a decade as an Area Institute and Scottish Institute athlete, a team coach and National Coach. Throughout this time she has been at 23 Major International Championships.

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