Kaitlyn Lawes won a gold medal in her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 as the third on the team skipped by Jennifer Jones. The team posted a perfect 11-0 record en route to Canada’s first women’s Olympic curling title since Nagano 1998, making them the first women’s curling team to go undefeated in Olympic competition. Lawes was the top third in the tournament, curling at 83 per cent in the round robin.
Lawes, who won back-to-back Canadian junior titles as a skip in 2008 and 2009, joined Jones’ team in August 2010. With her at third, the team was runner-up at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2011 and 2013 and finished third in 2012.
Her late father Keith Lawes is her inspiration… He was a stay at home dad and the biggest reason she fell in love with curling… Is most proud of winning the 2008 Canadian junior title just four months after he passed away… Played in her first bonspiel when she was four… Had always been at the curling club to watch her parents play and loved being on the ice… Enjoys travelling… Uses social media to follow other athletes in their sports… Works as the Regional Manager/Sales Rep in Manitoba for Goldline Curling… Attended the University of Manitoba part time from 2006 to 2009… Won bronze in 2008 and silver in 2009 at the world junior championships… Has always loved to see athletes live their dreams and be at their best at the Olympic Games… Attended London 2012 as a spectator, giving her the chance to be surrounded by athletes from around the world… Favourite motto: Give your everything…