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Brit Watch: Women’s curling team edge China with tense extra-end victory

Brit Watch: Women’s curling team edge China with tense extra-end victory

15/02/2018 at 13:05Updated 15/02/2018 at 14:29

Team GB’s women curlers bounced back from defeat against the United States to beat China 8-7 after the tense encounter went to an extra end.

Having fell 7-4 to USA earlier on Thursday, the team - led by Eve Muirhead – conceded three stones on the fourth end to trail 4-2.

GB rallied to lead 7-6 after nine, but China ensured it went to an extra end after scoring one stone in the 10th.

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Crucially, GB had the hammer going into the decider, and after Anna Sloan impressively cleared the path, Muirhead sent down the winning stone to secure their second round-robin win.

Earlier in the day, Team GB went 3-2 ahead against USA after four ends before finding themselves all-square at 4-4 with two ends to go.

Nina Roth’s US side ultimately prevailed, claiming three more points to win the round-robin clash 7-4.

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Meanwhile, the GB men took to the sheets at the Gangneung Curling Centre in between the women’s matches, and they enjoyed a narrow 6-5 win over Japan.

Kyle Smith and his team never trailed the encounter, and though it was 5-5 heading into the final end, GB picked up one final stone to claim their second win from three matches.

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