The Winter Games are bringing back memories for Okotoks' Olympian Shannon Kleibrink.

Kleibrink was a part of Team Canada at the 2006 games in Turin, Italy. That year they brought home the bronze medal in Women's Curling.

She says you do feel a greater pressure when competing at that level.

"Getting to the Olympics is always the pinnacle in every sport so then once you're there representing your country, even though you feel the support from back home, you can't help but feel there's a little bit riding on your shoulders to come home with a medal."

She adds being involved with a team event on a significantly larger scale is a different feeling as you are no longer playing for and representing just yourself.

Today, Kleibrink is still involved with curling but on a different level.

"I've retired from competitive curling so I'm doing some coaching," she explains. "The junior program is growing at the Okotoks Curling Club so hopefully in the next little while we'll have some more kids come out and try the game."

When it comes to who will take this years Women's Curling title at the games, Kleibrink's predicting it will be Korea.

 

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