Olympic silver medallists Sweden storm to World Championship glory

Sweden storm to World Championship glory
By Sportsbeat

09/04/2018 at 10:33Updated 09/04/2018 at 12:49

Skip Niklas Edin says Sweden went some way to avenging their Winter Olympic final defeat after securing the World Curling Championship title in Las Vegas.

Sweden, who won 11 of their 12 Round Robin matches, defeated Brad Gushue's Canada 7-3 – picking up two shots in the third and fourth ends and another in the fifth to build an unassailable lead.

"It's a super-nice feeling after winning this gold and a little redemption after that Olympic loss," said Edin, who followed his 2015 and 2013 world titles.

Beaten Gushue, forced to settle for silver after last year’s gold, added: "It wasn’t our best effort.

"They played extremely well and the only positive I can look at from our standpoint is even if we came out and played really good, it may not have been good enough.

"Once you're down 4-0, and especially 5-0, you're not going to come back against Niklas Edin.

"This is one bad week. We're at a good point if we say our bad week was a silver medal at the World hampionship.

"We have to keep this in perspective. It's one loss. It’s not going to define us."

Scotland secured the bronze medal meanwhile, beating South Korea 11-4.

Korea edged 2-1 ahead after two ends, but skip Bruce Mouat turned the match on its head, moving the Scots 10-2 in front by the conclusion of the fifth end.

Mouat, 23, said: "It feels right. We had a really good week and stuck in after a tough loss in the semi-final [9-5 v Canada], so it feels really good to come away with a medal.

"This is really special for me, so to join the other Scottish medallists is class. I'm really proud of my team.

"For my first World Championship I'm happy with a bronze."