Who are you?

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  • David Murdoch
  • Age  36
  • Full time athlete (curling)
  • Skip of Team GB Olympic Silver medallists 2014
  • Live in Stirling
  • Based at Scottish Institute of Sport

What have you achieved?

  • 3x Scottish Junior Champion
  • 2x World Junior Champion
  • 6x Scottish Champion
  • 3x European Champion
  • 2x World Champion
  • 3x Olympian
  • Team GB Captain Vancouver 2010
  • Olympic Silver Medalist

How does psychology influence your performance?

Curling is mentally extremely tough. To win an Olympic medal requires over 30hrs of competition in which the entire team must battle through 10-12 games. High performance teams play over 100 games over an 8 month season. Psychology plays a huge role in the dynamics of the team, individual shot routine and leadership and we feel this can be the difference between winning and losing.