Kevin Martin


Personal information

Canada  

Born: 
7/31/1966
Gender: 
Male
Delivery: 
Right
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Kevin Martin (born July 31, 1966), nicknamed "The Old Bear" and "K-Mart", is a Canadian retired curler from Edmonton, Alberta, an Olympic, world and 4-time Canadian champion and a member of the World Curling Hall of Fame. He is considered by many commentators and former and current curlers to be the greatest curler of all time. He is also known for his rivalries with Randy Ferbey/David Nedohin, the best Alberta provincial rivalry ever as the two teams were generally regarded the best in the world from 2002-2006; his rivalry with Jeff Stoughton, perhaps the most famous all prairies rivalry ever which spanned over 2 decades from 1991-2014; with Glenn Howard from 2007-2014, perhaps the best two team rivalry in Canadian curling history, and his rivalry with Sweden's Peja Lindholm from 1997-2006, perhaps the best ever men's Canada-Europe rivalry.

Over his 30-year curling career, he won four Briers, a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and one world championship. He went to a total of three Winter Olympics and four World Championships, and won a total of two Olympic medals and three World Championship medals. He won 15 Grand Slam titles on the World Curling Tour (the media count 18, including three Players' Championships won prior to its inclusion as a Grand Slam event), which includes a record eight Players' Championship titles. Over the course of his career, his teams won around $2 million. He was the first skip to win a "career Grand Slam," winning a title in each Grand Slam event, after he won the Players' Championship Grand Slam event in April 2005. Martin also holds the record for the most Olympic victories, with 20 total wins at the Olympics.

During his career, Martin also served as a major influence in the development of the sport of curling, establishing the competitive tier in the sport and setting the groundwork for the management of curling teams and the creation of high-level competitive curling events. He is also known for contributing to the growth of curling, long known as a recreational and participant-based sport, as a spectator sport. Martin retired from competitive curling in 2014.

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Type Played Gold Silver Bronze Best finish Games Wins Losses
OG 2 1 1 0 1 22 20 2
WCC 4 1 2 0 1 50 40 10
WJCC 1 0 1 0 2 11 10 1
OG-E 1 0 0 0 4 5 3 2
  8 2 4 0   88 73 15

Olympic Games

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
2002 Canada 2 S 9 - 2 -
  GBR 6-4USA 8-3FIN 9-4FRA 8-1SWE 5-6GER 9-7SUI 7-2NOR 9-4DEN 8-3, SF:SWE 6-4, F:NOR 5-6
2010 Canada 1 S 11 - 0 -
  NOR 7-6GER 9-4SWE 7-3FRA 12-5DEN 10-3GBR 7-6SUI 6-4USA 7-2CHN 10-3, SF:SWE 6-3, F:NOR 6-3

World Curling Championships

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1991 Canada 2 S 10 - 1 Avonair CC, Edmonton, Alberta
  USA 8-2FIN 7-4SWE 7-5NOR 7-2FRA 6-5DEN 7-3SCO 8-5SUI 8-7GER 7-1, SF:NOR 5-3, F:SCO 2-7
1997 Canada 4 S 7 - 4 Ottewell CC, Edmonton, Alberta
  SWE 9-6SCO 7-6AUS 8-5USA 7-5DEN 6-8SUI 7-4FIN 10-2GER 6-7NOR 11-6, SF:SWE 4-6, B:SCO 4-8
2008 Canada 1 S 12 - 2 Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  DEN 9-3SWE 8-5AUS 9-3FRA 8-2SCO 6-5NOR 9-8GER 9-4CHN 5-6CZE 6-1SUI 8-6USA 10-4, P1:SCO 6-7, SF:NOR 5-4, F:SCO 6-3
2009 Canada 2 S 11 - 3 Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  JPN 7-4FRA 7-2CHN 9-4CZE 10-4GER 6-4SUI 8-3NOR 9-2FIN 12-4USA 9-6DEN 10-4SCO 5-6, P1:SCO 5-7, SF:SUI 6-5, F:SCO 6-7

World Junior Curling Championships

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1986 Canada 2 S 10 - 1 -
  GER 12-2USA 11-2ITA 10-3SWE 8-5NOR 7-5SUI 4-2DEN 11-5FRA 10-3SCO 8-3, SF:SWE 7-6, F:SCO 6-7

Olympic Games - Exhibition Sport

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1992 Canada 4 S 3 - 2 Avonair CC, Edmonton, Alberta
  USA 7-3FRA 5-4SWE 10-5, SF:SUI 4-8, B:USA 2-9

Opponent Wins Losses
Australia 2 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1997 WCC 3 Kevin Martin Hugh Millikin 8 - 5
2008 WCC 5 Kevin Martin Hugh Millikin 9 - 3
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  2  -  0
China 2 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
2008 WCC 12 Kevin Martin Fengchun Wang 5 - 6
2009 WCC 5 Kevin Martin Fengchun Wang 9 - 4
2010 OG 12 Kevin Martin Hongchen Li 10 - 3
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  2  -  1
Czech Republic 2 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
2008 WCC 13 Kevin Martin Jirí Snítil 6 - 1
2009 WCC 7 Kevin Martin Jirí Snítil 10 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  2  -  0
Denmark 6 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 7 Kevin Martin Jørgen Larsen 11 - 5
1991 WCC 6 Kevin Martin Christian Thune-Jacobsen 7 - 3
1997 WCC 5 Kevin Martin Ulrik Schmidt 6 - 8
2002 OG 12 Kevin Martin Ulrik Schmidt 8 - 3
2008 WCC 2 Kevin Martin Johnny Frederiksen 9 - 3
2009 WCC 15 Kevin Martin Ulrik Schmidt 10 - 4
2010 OG 6 Kevin Martin Ulrik Schmidt 10 - 3
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  6  -  1
Finland 4 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1991 WCC 2 Kevin Martin Jussi Uusipaavalniemi 7 - 4
1997 WCC 7 Kevin Martin Markku Uusipaavalniemi 10 - 2
2002 OG 3 Kevin Martin Markku Uusipaavalniemi 9 - 4
2009 WCC 12 Kevin Martin Kalle Kiiskinen 12 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  4  -  0
France 7 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 8 Kevin Martin Lionel Tournier 10 - 3
1991 WCC 5 Kevin Martin Dominique Dupont-Roc 6 - 5
1992 OG-E 2 Kevin Martin Dominique Dupont-Roc 5 - 4
2002 OG 5 Kevin Martin Dominique Dupont-Roc 8 - 1
2008 WCC 7 Kevin Martin Thomas Dufour 8 - 2
2009 WCC 4 Kevin Martin Thomas Dufour 7 - 2
2010 OG 5 Kevin Martin Thomas Dufour 12 - 5
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  7  -  0
Germany 6 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 1 Kevin Martin Dieter Kolb 12 - 2
1991 WCC 9 Kevin Martin Andy Kapp 7 - 1
1997 WCC 8 Kevin Martin Andy Kapp 6 - 7
2002 OG 7 Kevin Martin Sebastian Stock 9 - 7
2008 WCC 11 Kevin Martin Andy Kapp 9 - 4
2009 WCC 8 Kevin Martin Andy Kapp 6 - 4
2010 OG 2 Kevin Martin Andy Kapp 9 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  6  -  1
Great Britain 2 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
2002 OG 1 Kevin Martin Hammy McMillan 6 - 4
2010 OG 8 Kevin Martin David Murdoch 7 - 6
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  2  -  0
Italy 1 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 3 Kevin Martin Stefano Ferronato 10 - 3
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  1  -  0
Japan 1 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
2009 WCC 2 Kevin Martin Yusuke Morozumi 7 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  1  -  0
Norway 10 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 5 Kevin Martin Bjørn Ulshagen 7 - 5
1991 WCC 4 Kevin Martin Eigil Ramsfjell 7 - 2
1991 WCC SF Kevin Martin Eigil Ramsfjell 5 - 3
1997 WCC 9 Kevin Martin Pål Trulsen 11 - 6
2002 OG 10 Kevin Martin Pål Trulsen 9 - 4
2002 OG F Kevin Martin Pål Trulsen 5 - 6
2008 WCC 9 Kevin Martin Thomas Ulsrud 9 - 8
2008 WCC SF Kevin Martin Thomas Ulsrud 5 - 4
2009 WCC 11 Kevin Martin Thomas Ulsrud 9 - 2
2010 OG 1 Kevin Martin Thomas Ulsrud 7 - 6
2010 OG F Kevin Martin Thomas Ulsrud 6 - 3
Finals:  1  -  1 Playoffs:  3  -  1 Other:  7  -  0
Scotland 5 7
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 9 Kevin Martin David Aitken 8 - 3
1986 WJCC F Kevin Martin David Aitken 6 - 7
1991 WCC 7 Kevin Martin David Smith 8 - 5
1991 WCC F Kevin Martin David Smith 2 - 7
1997 WCC 2 Kevin Martin Hammy McMillan 7 - 6
1997 WCC B Kevin Martin Hammy McMillan 4 - 8
2008 WCC 8 Kevin Martin David Murdoch 6 - 5
2008 WCC P1 Kevin Martin David Murdoch 6 - 7
2008 WCC F Kevin Martin David Murdoch 6 - 3
2009 WCC 17 Kevin Martin David Murdoch 5 - 6
2009 WCC P1 Kevin Martin David Murdoch 5 - 7
2009 WCC F Kevin Martin David Murdoch 6 - 7
Finals:  1  -  3 Playoffs:  1  -  6 Other:  4  -  1
Sweden 9 2
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 4 Kevin Martin Peter Larsson 8 - 5
1986 WJCC SF Kevin Martin Peter Larsson 7 - 6
1991 WCC 3 Kevin Martin Dan-Ola Eriksson 7 - 5
1992 OG-E 3 Kevin Martin Dan-Ola Eriksson 10 - 5
1997 WCC 1 Kevin Martin Peja Lindholm 9 - 6
1997 WCC SF Kevin Martin Peja Lindholm 4 - 6
2002 OG 6 Kevin Martin Peja Lindholm 5 - 6
2002 OG SF Kevin Martin Peja Lindholm 6 - 4
2008 WCC 4 Kevin Martin Anders Kraupp 8 - 5
2010 OG 4 Kevin Martin Niklas Edin 7 - 3
2010 OG SF Kevin Martin Niklas Edin 6 - 3
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  3  -  1 Other:  6  -  1
Switzerland 8 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 6 Kevin Martin Markus Eggler 4 - 2
1991 WCC 8 Kevin Martin Markus Eggler 8 - 7
1992 OG-E SF Kevin Martin Urs Dick 4 - 8
1997 WCC 6 Kevin Martin Patrick Netzer 7 - 4
2002 OG 8 Kevin Martin Andreas Schwaller 7 - 2
2008 WCC 15 Kevin Martin Claudio Pescia 8 - 6
2009 WCC 9 Kevin Martin Ralph Stöckli 8 - 3
2009 WCC SF Kevin Martin Markus Eggler 6 - 5
2010 OG 9 Kevin Martin Markus Eggler 6 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  1  -  1 Other:  7  -  0
United States of America 8 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1986 WJCC 2 Kevin Martin Scott Brown 11 - 2
1991 WCC 1 Kevin Martin Steve Brown 8 - 2
1992 OG-E 1 Kevin Martin Raymond "Bud" Somerville 7 - 3
1992 OG-E B Kevin Martin Raymond "Bud" Somerville 2 - 9
1997 WCC 4 Kevin Martin Craig Disher 7 - 5
2002 OG 2 Kevin Martin Tim Somerville 8 - 3
2008 WCC 17 Kevin Martin Craig Brown 10 - 4
2009 WCC 13 Kevin Martin John Shuster 9 - 6
2010 OG 10 Kevin Martin John Shuster 7 - 2
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  1 Other:  8  -  0
Year Award  
1986 WJCC All-Star Team, Men Skip
2018 Hall of Fame Member Player

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