The captain of the Scottish curling team has said winning the World Men’s Curling Championship is a “dream come true”.
The team beat Canada on Sunday night by 9-3, clinching its first world title in 14 years at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa.
Bruce Mouat captained the four-man team of Hardie, Lammie and McMillan to the crown and their first world title since 2009.
Speaking with STV News after adding the world title to their European gold and Olympic silver, Mouat said the victory over their hosts was a “dream come true”.
“I thought we’d have to play at least ten ends, never thought we’d win in eight – just completely dominated the final – it was a dream come true, really.”
The team have been training hard in Canada to clinch the gold, and the captain said he was glad they could bring their best performance when it was needed the most.
“Scotland’s got such a rich heritage with curling, the history we have behind the sport – it’s really great to have that,” he added.
“My goal in the sport is to not only win, but to encourage people to join the sport and if I can encourage even one person to come along and try curling, that’s just as good as winning the gold medal to be honest.
“I really hope people are encouraged and inspired by our win, and can come along and try it out.”