Experience the CPT World Women's Curling Championship 2017 on social media
Photo: © WCF / Céline Stucki˙
Friday 17 March 2017
With the CPT World Women’s Curling Championship 2017 less than 24 hours away the 12 women’s teams from around the globe have been putting putting in their final preparations, after arriving in China.
This event is important, not just to determine who will become the 2017 world champion but because it is also the last chance for nations to earn Olympic Qualification Points before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.
Teams have been actively engaging with their fans through social media over the last few days as they get ready for the big event.
Anna Sidorova, the Russian skip, gave fans an insight into her workout regime. In an Instagram video that shows the level of physical fitness the top curlers of today hold themselves to.
Meanwhile in Denmark Team Nielsen prepared for the departure to Beijing, China with some sport psychology. “We had our last team meeting with our sports psychologist, before the Women’s World Curling Championship yesterday,” the post read. The team travelled to Japan to spend some time together before Beijing.
It’s not simply fun and games for teams — but the competitors have also been taking the opportunity to explore the beauty that China has to offer. Scottish skip Eve Muirhead posted a selfie from the Great Wall of China which her team visited together.
Team Homan from Canada also went exploring, as did the Paetz rink from Switzerland and Team Kubeskova from Czech Republic before the competition begins on 18 March.
To join the conversation and experience the sights and sounds of Beijing along with your favourite women’s teams, use #WWCC2017 #Roadto2018 and #curling on Facebook (/WorldCurlingFederation), Twitter and Instagram (@worldcurling).