Michael is aiming for gold in Sochi

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Kilsyth curler Michael Goodfellow admits anything less than a gold medal will be a disappointment for Team GB’s men in Sochi.

Not since Rhona Howie’s gold-medal heroics in Salt Lake in 2002 have Team GB returned from a Winter Games with a curling medal.

And you have to go right back to the first-ever Winter Games in Chamonix 1924 for the first, and last, time a men’s team were on the Olympic podium.

But the current rink, skipped by two-time Olympian David Murdoch, have put together a strong run in the recent major championships and Kilsyth Curling Club’s Goodfellow is competing with Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond and Scott Andrews for three spots under Murdoch.

And with bronze in last year’s worlds and Europeans, the 25-year-old is confident that the all-Scottish team have what it takes to fly in the face of history.

“It’s the most excited I’ve ever been about anything in my life, it’s something I’ve been working towards for many, many years. It’s so close now it’s really exciting,” he said.

“It’s not many occasions where you get to go to the Olympics at a multi-sport event and be part of Team GB it’s going to be really special.”

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