Kevin Martin was the skip of the Canadian men’s curling team that won gold at Vancouver 2010, Martin’s third Olympic appearance. He had skipped his rink to silver at Salt Lake City 2002. He also finished fourth at Albertville 1992 when curling was still a demonstration sport.
Martin and his team of John Morris, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert and Adam Enright went unbeaten to win the gold medal in Vancouver, closing with a 6-3 win over Norway in the final. It was redemption of sorts for Martin, who had competed with a different team in Salt Lake City. At those Games, he had lost the gold medal to Norway. Martin had been attempting a draw with his last stone that would have secured the win, but it was too heavy and gave Norway the victory instead.
Getting to know…
Married to Shauna and has three children, Karrick, Kalycia and Mykaela … Hobbies include golf and watching kids play sports …
|2002 Salt Lake City||Olympic Winter Games||Curling||Men||Silver|
|2010 Vancouver||Olympic Winter Games||Curling||Men||Gold|
Notable International Results
World Championship Results: 2009 (Moncton, CAN): Silver 2008 (Grand Forks, USA): Gold 1997 (Berne, SUI): 4th 1991 (Winnipeg, CAN): Silver
2009-10: Skipped winning team at Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Edmonton, Alta. 2008-09: Skipped silver-medal team at WC (11-3 record) ... Captured Brier in Calgary, Alta. ... Won Canada Cup in Yorkton, Sask. (6-2 record). 2007-08: World champion (12-2 record) and Brier champion in Winnipeg, Man. (13-0 record) ... Placed 2nd at Canada Cup ... Member of Team North America at Continental Cup in Camrose, Alta. 2006-07: Skipped Team Alberta at Brier in Hamilton, Ont. (8-4 record) ... Was runner-up at Canada Cup (5-2 record). 2005-06: Skipped Alberta team at Brier in Regina, Sask. (8-4 record) ... Won Canada Cup (7-1 record). 2004-05: Skipped team at Canadian Curling Trials in Halifax (4-5 record) ... Won Canada Cup. 2001-02: Olympic silver medallist in Salt Lake City, USA (9-2 record) after winning Canadian Curling Trials in Regina, Sask. (8-2 record) ... Captured Continental Cup in Regina, Sask., as member of Team North America. 1999-00: Skipped Team Alberta at Brier (4-5 record). 1996-97: Finished 4th at WC (7-4 record) ... Won Brier in Calgary, Alta. (12-1 record) ... Runner-up at Canadian Curling Trials. 1995-96: Placed 2nd at 1996 Brier in Kamloops, B.C. (11-3 record). 1991-92: Made Olympic debut in Albertville, FRA, when curling was a demonstration sport ... Skipped Alberta to a 3rd-place finish with an 8-4 record at Brier. 1990-91: Won silver at WC (10-1 record) ... Captured first Brier in Hamilton, Ont. (10-3 record). Pre-1990: 1986 World junior champion and 1985 Junior WC runner-up.