Mixed Day For GB Women – Day 4 of Curling Schedule at the Winter Olympics

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It was a day of mixed results for the Team GB women who after beating Denmark earlier in the day, lost 7-4 to Korea on day four of the curling at the Gangneug Curling Centre. The host nation had earlier in the day registered their first win in the men’s event when they beat GB’s Team Smith and it was another tight affair in the women’s game.

Team Muirhead were first to secure a single after the opening two ends were blanked. At the fourth end following a measure, the Koreans levelled before stealing at the fifth to take the lead for the first time going in to the fifth end break. The British rink responded by securing a single at the sixth followed by a steal of two at the next which saw them leading going into the closing stages. However a two at the eighth for Kim EunJung’s team brought them level before a fortuitous steal of two at the ninth took them in front and a further steal at the last secured them the win.

Skip Eve Muirhead said after the game: “That was a difficult one. They played really well, they are a really good team but I do think we were slightly the better team tonight.

“She [Kim EunJung] got pretty fortunate in the ninth end and when you have rubs like that against you it makes it pretty difficult.”

Coach Glenn Howard added: “Obviously you want to come out on the top end of those games but both teams played exceptional with a lot of good quality curling shots. It’s unfortunate to get a loss out of it but there’s a big game tomorrow.”

Team GB’s women now play Sweden, who they beat to the European Championship title, but are currently the form team in this tournament unbeaten so far.

Commenting on the game ahead Muirhead noted: ““We’re capable and we’re playing well. I think if we can put a performance together similar to that we’ll give them a very good game.

“Obviously, they’re playing great, they’re unbeaten just now but we’ll give it everything we can.”

GB men play Italy tomorrow.

Standings after women session six (win-loss):

Sweden 4-0
Japan 4-1
Korea 3-1
China 3-2
Great Britain 3-2
United States 2-3
Canada 1-3
Switzerland 1-3
Denmark 1-4
Olympic Athlete from Russia 1-4

Men’s standings after session six (win-loss):

Sweden 5-0
Canada 4-1
Switzerland 3-2
Japan 2-2
United States 2-2
Great Britain 2-3
Italy 2-3
Denmark 1-3
Norway 1-3
Korea 1-4

Competition schedule (GMT) and results:

14 February
00.05 GB v Switzerland (men) 6-5
05.05 GB v OAR (women) 10-3
11.05 GB v Canada (men) 6-4

15 February
00.05 GB v USA (women) 4-7
05.05 GB v Japan (men) 6-5
11.05 GB v China (women) 8-7 (EE)

16 February
11.05 GB v Sweden (men) 6-8

17 February
11.05 GB v Denmark (women) 7-6
05.05 GB v Korea (men) 5-11
11.05 GB v Korea (women) 4-7

18 February
05.05 GB v Sweden (women)
11.05 GB v Italy (men)

19 February
05.05 GB v Denmark (men)
11.05 GB v Switzerland (women)

20 February
00.05 GB v Norway (men)
05.05 GB v Japan (women)

21 February
00.05 GB v Canada (women)
11.05 GB v USA (men)

22 February
00.05 Tiebreakers men and women
11.05 Semi finals (men)

23 February
06.30 Bronze (men)
11.05 Semi finalsl (women)

24 February
06.30 Final (men)
11.05 Bronze (women)

25 February
00.05 Final (women)


Photos: WCF / Richard Gray

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