Switzerland beat Sweden to claim gold at Curling World Championships

Switzerland beat Sweden to claim gold at Curling World Championships
By Sportsbeat

24/03/2019 at 19:26Updated

Switzerland came from behind to claim a thrilling extra end gold medal at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championships as they toppled Olympic champions Sweden 8-7 in Silkeborg.

It was all set for a tasty clash between PyeongChang silver and bronze medallists, and it played out as such, each side trading single points in the opening ends.

A two-point fourth from Switzerland looked to have opened up the match, but for Sweden to hit back straight away and re-take the lead.

A further pair of points in the seventh saw Sweden take a 6-4 lead, but Switzerland dug in to score two more of their own to once again level.

Neither side could force the initiative, each scoring a single point on the hammer in the final two ends, forcing sudden death.

And with the Silvana Tirinzoni skippered Swiss taking the initiative, it took just a single point at the death to seal an historic victory.

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