Never before in the history of the Winter Olympics have a skip and team gone undefeated in every match in women’s curling. This is exactly what Canadian skip Jennifer Jones and her crew pulled off at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, where they not only brought home the gold, but some Olympic history as well.
Jones, 39 began curling in her home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 11. Jones has had a long line of victories starting with her three provincial junior championships, and a national junior championship. Before the 2014 Olympics, Jones’ most famous accomplishment in the curling world was “The Shot.” This was a very difficult throw earning 4 points and the win for her team at the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts. Her continued success at curling resulted in her rink representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Jennifer Jones’ team dominated in every game they played at the Olympics. They defeated all their opponents ending with a 11-0 perfect record. Their final game was against Sweden, which they won 6-3.
“We’re going to have that little OR – Olympic record – next to our name forever. It’s one of those records that can only be tied and never broken. We’ll always be remembered,” Jones said.
[This is a fake news item about a real Olympic athlete I had to write for ELA 7. I got 100% and a smelly sticker for it. The picture is Team Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver from Wikimedia Commons. ]