Sweden stun in-form Russia at Women's Curling World Championships

Sweden stun in-form Russia at Women's Curling World Championships
By Sportsbeat

20/03/2019 at 11:26Updated 20/03/2019 at 12:44

Sweden and Korea collected valuable wins to draw level with leaders China during the 12th session of Women's Curling World Championships.

The Swedish quartet dominated from the off against their Russian counterparts, takuing three in the second end, and eventually finished off the tie with three points in the ninth to win 9-4.

Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg said: "We love to play with the nerve of being out there where every shot is important.

"We're trying to take it one rock at a time. There's so many games that if you start thinking of the play-offs before, that will get in the way of your performance right now."

Elsewhere, Scotland's qualification hopes took a blow following a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of an efficient Swiss outfit.

Excellent performances from Alina Paetz and Silvana Tirinzoni ended the tie after just six ends.

Korea put away a struggling German side 9-5 despite early resistance from the opposition.

With the scores level at 4-4 after the sixth end, Kim Minji inspired her Korean rink to five quick points to end the game.

Meanwhile, Denmark picked up their maiden win of the Championship with a surprise 7-1 victory over Japan in front of the home crowd.

The Danes climb off the foot of the table, leaving Finland as the only side to have lost all their games thus far.

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