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Medal for Lochans' Curling Ace

CURLING ace Kay Adams from Lochans has returned from the European Youth Olympic Winter Games in Switzerland clutching a prized bronze medal.

Kay and the rest of the British team took part in last week's event, sanctioned by the Olympic Committee, along with over 2000 athletes from 48 countries.

Victories for the British girls' team over Germany, Russia and Italy in the round-robin of the event in Champéry, were enough to see them through to the semis, where they then faced the host nation for a place in the final.

While Kay, (17), and her team mates were eventually edged out 7-4 by the Swiss team, who eventually went on to take gold, the overall feeling of the squad was that they had achieved their goals.

Speaking to the Free Press about her experiences over the last week, Kay said:

"It was amazing. Ten times better than I thought it would be.

"Being on the podium with the national anthem playing brought home just how big the event really was.

"It was great knowing that all of the hard work and training had paid off, and was quite emotional."

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