The United States won the gold medal in curling for the first time in their history on Saturday at the PyeongChang Olympics.
They dominated in the final, beating Sweden 10-7.
While the match was rather tight in the first half, the Americans exploded in a spectacular eighth end by signing no less than five points.
The Swedes added two points in the ninth to try to narrow the gap, but with the hammer, the United States had the advantage late in the game to realize their victory. They did not even have to conclude the last end because of their clear insurmountable lead with two stones to play.
Switzerland won bronze yesterday by beating Kevin Koe and Canada.
Bronze for Japanese women
In women, Japan beat Great Britain 5-3.
The Japanese won bronze.
The British had an excellent round robin with Eve Muirhead as skip, but they still leave empty-handed.
The women’s final will pit the home country, South Korea, against Sweden on Saturday night.
Women’s Olympic curling Sweden wins gold in front of South Korea
Swedish skippers led by skip Anna Hasselborg won the gold medal at the women’s Olympic curling tournament with the best of South Korea 8-3 on Saturday.
Sweden took the lead 4-1 in the match and after South Korea reduced the gap to two points, it was a knockout. The Swedes scored three in the seventh and their opponents could not fill the deficit. South Korea conceded victory before the tenth end, making Sweden’s triumph a reality.
The day before, Sweden lost to the United States in the final of the men’s Olympic curling tournament. The Swedes have won a fifth medal, and a third gold medal, in six games since the opening of curling at the Olympics.
South Korea wins the silver medal Japan had won the day before Britain to get their hands on the bronze medal.