I already thought it was you, 99% sure.
Well I only fell in love with her when I got into around 2010/2011.
I was so happy when she won the 2011 world championships!! Too bad since then she never qualifed for European and World championships anymore with team Sigfriddson doing so well.
It's wise decision for her to stop when she can't play on the level where she should be.
I was really shocked Sweden won the men's world champs, they really grew in the tournament.. saw Eva Lund a few times giving coaching
I'm still following curling though, supporting team Russia/China/Japan/Korea/Scotland
But Anette was my first curling love :/
I've been following them since 2004 or 2005, I'm not sure, but I know it was during my university years and that it was before Turin Olympics. I wish there were some videos of their matches from that period, especially from that Olympics - their level of play was 5 levels above everyone else, I was still learning the rules at the time, but I fell in love with them instantly, they were a quarter of geniuses,l there was nothing they couldn't do.
I think they won the Vancouver gold just thanks to the fact that everyone had become so scared of them by then and choked, because they didn't perform anywhere near their peak-years level. So I do agree that they made the right decision by deciding to retire right afterwards. However, Anette being able to win a WC gold with a team of teenagers just shows what a living legend she is.
I think their success is due to their unique combination of outstanding skill and great intelligence.
I love the Korean and Chinese teams as well.
And I also have no idea how on earth Swedish men won WC, I thought no one would ever beat Canada, but I'm really happy for them.