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Hit The Broom Podcast - Episode 7
March 12, 2015
Episode 7 of the Hit The Broom podcast is now available!
This week our episode is focused on The 2015 World Women's Championship, which runs March 14-22 in Sapporo, Japan. The United States team competing this year is led by Aileen Sormunen and includes Monica Walker, Tara Peterson, Vicky Persinger, and Becca Hamilton. Sormunen is making her first appearance in a World Championships.
I spoke with Aileen Sormunen about her preparations for the competition, including certain shots she was practicing in the weeks leading up to the event, her meeting with a sports psychologist, and more.
Team Sormunen will compete in an 11-game round robin against Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Three of the U.S. round robin matches will be broadcast live via the World Curling Federation's YouTube channel. The USA-China game on March 15 as well as the USA-Japan and USA-Canada matches on March 17 will be streamed live.
In addition, Universal Sports Network will present more than 42 hours of multi-platform coverage, beginning with USA vs. Japan on Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET live online. And, NBCSN is scheduled to air the gold-medal game from 5-7 p.m. ET on March 22.
As a reminder, the Hit The Broom podcast is all about curling and the fan experience. We discuss current events in the world of curling and talk with the athletes, coaches, media experts and fans that know the sport best. If you missed anything, links to the past episodes are here: Episode 1. Episode 2. Episode 3. Episode 4. Episode 5. Episode 6.
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