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Who's that girl? Our guide to the British female curling team

It was a glorious effort, but Eve Muirhead's team fell to the experienced Canadians in Wednesday's semi-final (and were able to blame a stray hair from a brush on the ice).

The team, minus alternate Lauren Gray
The team, minus alternate Lauren Gray

However, they can still win bronze for GB if they beat Switzerland in the play-off on Thursday.

But how well do we know each of the curlers? Who used to work as a community pharmacist? And which two members used to flat-share?

We round up their vital information so you don't need to.

Eve Muirhead

A four-time world junior champion (having won medals in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011), Eve is the daughter of international curler Gordon Muirhead and has two brothers also involved in the sport. Born in Blair Atholl, Muirhead is today Team GB's skip but was once rumoured to have turned down the opportunity to become a professional golfer in pursuit of a career in curling, receiving two offers to study at American Universities. She has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on her back.

Anna Sloan

Hailing from Lockerbie, 23-year-old Anna Sloan represented Scotland at the 2011 Senior World Championship and plays third for Eve Muirhead's Team GB rink. Sloan played with Muirhead at the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships in 2009, winning a gold medal for Scotland, as well as also achieving gold in the 2009 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival and the 2011 Winter Univeriade. Away from the rink, Sloan studied sport and active lifestyle promotion at Glasgow Caledonian University and has previously flat-shared with her team captain.

Claire Hamilton

Also from Lockerbie, Claire Hamilton is the lead and eldest member of the team at 25. Hamilton won gold at the 2011 European Championship and silver in the 2012 European Championship as part of the same team. An alumnus of the University of Strathclyde, Hamilton graduated with a degree in pharmacy and worked as a community pharmacist for two years before becoming a full-time athlete.

Vicki Adams

Born in Edinburgh in 1989, Vicki Adams lived in Majorca as a child before moving back to Stranraer and being first introduced to curling. Adams plays second in Muirhead's team and has previously won three gold medals at World Junior curling Championships, in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Coached by Rhona Martin, Adams curls from the Portpatrick Curling Club, and her older sister, Kay Adams, has also competed at international level.

Lauren Gray

Team GB's curling alternate, Lauren Gray began curling aged eight and graduated with an English Literature and Politics degree from Glasgow University on the same day she was selected to compete at Sochi. Born in 1991, Stirling-based Gray states her favourite sporting moment as seeing younger brother Logan winning the Junior Scottish Championships five years ago. 

Here come the boys: our guide to the British male curling team

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