Swift Current, Canada
March 28, 2010
Linn Githmark, skip of the Norwegian Women’s team, has won the 2010 Frances Brodie Award. Githmark was presented the award by Kay Gibb, President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club Ladies Branch, at the closing ceremony of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Swift Current, Canada.
The Frances Brodie Award is presented to the curler at the World Championships who ‘by deed and action in the course of their performance, best exemplified the Traditional Curling values of skill, honesty, fair play, friendship and sportsmanship.’
At the age of 27, Linn Githmark has curled for most of her life. She has played eight world junior championships and won gold in her last appearance at the event in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec in 2004. She went on to win silver that year at the Ford World Women’s Championships playing third for Dordi Nordby in Gävle, Sweden. The team took bronze at the worlds in Paisley, Scotland a year later in 2005. Githmark’s team finished ninth at this year’s world championship.
Frances Brodie was the driving force behind the group of who first established the World Ladies Curling Championship back in 1979. The award, in her honour, has been presented since 1989. For a list a previous recipients visit: http://www.worldcurling.org/frances-brodie-award