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Curling Hero

ANOTHER local curling hero has brought the curtain down on a lengthy international career after taking bronze at the World Championships in America.

Farmer 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 medal.

Now, 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.

And 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.

For 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.

"I was really devastated to lose the way we did"

Norman told the "Free Press" on his return from the tournament in Bismarck, North Dakota, last week.

"I 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.

"It 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.

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