The best quotes of the week from Jonkoping
Find out why Thomas Ulsrud was sweating, Sara McManus had goosebumps and Matt Dunstone couldn’t quite believe his luck with our pick of the quotes from a wonderful week in Jonkoping
“I am sweating like crazy. These muscles were made for the beach, not for sweeping! Kristin is always telling me ‘okay, get your heart rate down and don’t throw it to the hack.’”
Thomas Ulsrud, making his mixed doubles debut in Jonkoping, is clearly unaccustomed to the hard graft of frantic brush work!
“Oh, I am definitely an upgrade - in every aspect in life!”
Thomas Ulsrud again, commenting on replacing Sander Roelvag and Magnus Nedregotten as Kristin Skaslien’s mixed doubles partner
“We don’t have to hold each other's hands - we have to get through those tough and happy times together. When you're losing, you are hating everything and everyone, but when you are winning you love everybody.”
Russia skip Anna Sidorova on the ups and downs of her Curling World Cup adventure so far
“It was a memory I will cherish for a long time and it’s special to play in front of a Swedish crowd. We are not used to that at all so that was special.”
"It gives me goosebumps. It was so great because we have never played a big tournament at home in Sweden. It was incredible."
Swedish women’s skip Anna Hasselborg and third Sara McManus on the experience of competing in front of a partisan home audience at Jonkoping Curling Club
“I think we made a statement this week for sure. I never thought in a million years I would be in China twice in six months. It will be a lot of fun, another world-class event and hopefully we’ll win another chunk of change!”
Skip Matt Dunstone, whose rink went from a last-minute replacement to gold medal winners and Curling World Cup Grand Finalists
“After Suzhou and Omaha and now Jonkoping I want to go the Grand Final in Beijing. In the Omaha final, my last stone was a mistake, but today my final stone was not a mistake!”
And guess what, Korea skip Minji Kim? You are indeed going to the final in Beijing!