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local curling hero has brought the curtain down on a lengthy
international career after taking bronze at the World Championships
Norman Brown from Stoneykirk performed well as part of the
Scotland side which came within millimetres of reaching the
final, but, ultimately, had to settle for a respectable bronze
after three World Championships and this year's disappointing
Winter Olympics, 40-year-old Norman from High Three Mark Farm,
has called time on international duty.
although pleased with the way he and his team-mates played,
Norman was"devastated" at how close the side came
to finishing on top of the world.
their semi-final against Norway, in a repeat of the Winter
Olympics nail-biter, went to an extra end before the Norwegians
won the match by no more than two millimetres.
was really devastated to lose the way we did"
told the "Free Press" on his return from the tournament
in Bismarck, North Dakota, last week.
was not disappointed in the way we played because we performed
very well. But it came down to millimetres in the end and
that was tough.
was very much disappointing in my respect because it was
my last chance to win a gold in senior world curling, but
we picked ourselves up which was good to see and we won
the third place play-off against the United States to take
the bronze prize.