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Rhona Martin MBE – From Housewife to Olympic Gold Medalist

Rhona Martin MBE is an Olympic Gold Medalist former curler from Ayrshire in Scotland now turned BBC broadcaster, she is the current GB and Scottish head curling coach. Rhona famously captained the team at Salt Lake City and threw the 'stone of destiny' which decided the gold. Rhona carried the London 2012 Olympic torch, she was a competitive Curler for over 20 years at Scottish and GB level and retired in 2007.

Rhona's chequered career gives her a unique insight into the world of professional sport and she remains an ambassador and role model to young people. She is available for educational awards events during which she can give out awards and provide a very short  but inspiring keynote speech, helping to motivate & inspire people to achieve their career / life goals.

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Rhona Martin MBE – Olympic Gold Medalist

Rhona Martin MBE is an Olympic Gold Medalist former curler from Ayrshire in Scotland now turned BBC broadcaster, she is the current GB and Scottish head curling coach. Rhona famously captained the team at Salt Lake City and threw the ‘stone of destiny’ which decided the gold. Rhona carried the London 2012 Olympic torch, she was a competitive Curler for over 20 years at Scottish and GB level and retired in 2007.

After a 24 year career, Rhona decided to focus on coaching. She then spent 3 years doing the UK Sport Elite Coach Programme whilst delivering the Performance Development Coach role within the national governing body for curling, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, looking after the National and Regional Academies.

Rhona joined the BBC commentary team for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, overseeing the curling along with Steve Cram.
In 2010 Rhona was appointed as the new women’s head coach of the British and Scottish curling performance squad.
2013 saw Rhona’s coaching efforts and skills pay off as the ladies team under her daily coaching guidance won gold at the world championships and qualified to represent Team GB at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

Rhona is available for presentations and Awards evenings

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