Winter Olympics: Rhona Martin has high hopes for Great Britain's women curlers

High hopes for Team GB's Curling Team

Rhona Martin and Eve Muirhead: Gold medal hopes for GB duo

Coach Rhona Martin has high hopes for Great Britain's women curlers at next month's Winter Olympics.

Martin captained the GB team to gold in Salt Lake City in 2002 and believes fellow Scot Eve Muirhead is capable of delivering another gold medal in Sochi.

Muirhead, 23, has already skippered the side to World Championship success last year and they are 10/3 third favourites to triumph in Russia with Sky Bet, just behind Canada and Sweden in the betting.

Martin told Sky Sports: "They are current world champions so that expectation is going to be on their back, there is no question.

"They are performing well and they are where I would want them to be right now. Eve is calling a good game and the girls are playing it so I can't ask for much more."

Rhona Martin

"But what I look at is that stepping stone of every competition they go to in the last three years, the Olympics was their goal so we have looked at everything up to then.

Good place

"Since they won the worlds they have got a European silver medal and they have won three grand slam events this season so they are in a good place.

"They are performing well and they are where I would want them to be right now. Eve is calling a good game and the girls are playing it so I can't ask for much more."

Muirhead added: "We are going in feeling relaxed. We know how to win major championships and we know how to deal with big crowds.

"The first few days are a good few days to kind of explore and get past that wow factor and then as soon as the curling starts that's when the game face is on and off we go."