We won't get carried away despite big win, says China skip Wang

We won't get carried away despite big win, says China skip Wang
By Sportsbeat

06/12/2017 at 11:31

A ruthless China made it two wins from two to top the table in the Olympic Qualification Event after a resounding triumph over Finland.

China took just six ends to defeat the Finns 9-0 in in the second round of the women's round-robin in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Despite the spectacular scoreline and 100 per cent record so far, China skip Wang Bingyu insisted her side would not be getting carried away with their good form.

"We really want to play well in this competition, it's important for our team," she said.

"You win and it builds your confidence, so we hope we can play our way and feel more confident.

"It'd be so exciting to go to another Olympic Games, but we're focussed right now on one rock at a time, and one game at a time."

Elsewhere, Denmark completed a dramatic comeback against Germany to maintain their winning record, the only other side bar China to do so.

Trailing 7-3 after seven ends, the Danes came roaring back to land six unanswered stones in the final three.

Danish skip Madeleine Dupont said: "We were pretty confident that we could come back.

"We felt we could steal three in the last two ends, so it's not impossible even though it looks terrible. Joint leaders?... it feels good."

Hosts Czech Republic notched their first victory of the event with a 9-5 success over Latvia, the Czech team consistent and solid throughout as they wrapped up the win after nine ends, while Italy did not feature in this round of fixtures.

After China defeated them in the first round on Monday, Czech skip Anna Kubeskova admitted the home fans had played their part in cheering on her team to success this time around.

"We finished better today and we were focussed till the end. I think I made my shots better than yesterday in the second half and that made the difference," she said.

"And we were making twos when they were making ones. It's great to play in front of a home crowd, the fans are really pushing us."

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