Great Britain agonisingly miss out on gold in the men’s curling final after suffering defeat by Sweden in tight contest… but Bruce Mouat and Co secure silver to clinch Team GB’s first medal of the Winter Olympics
- Great Britain narrowly missed out on Gold in men’s curling final in Beijing
- Sweden pipped Team GB to victory in a tight contest that finished 5-4
- Bruce Mouat secured Silver to hand Great Britain the first medal of the games
- Britain blanked the ninth to head into the last end trailing by one to the Swedes
- Skip Mouat levelled the scores with his last stone to force an extra end
- But Sweden eventually prevailed without having to play their final stone
Great Britain narrowly missed out on Gold in Beijing after suffering defeat to Sweden in the men’s curling final.
Bruce Mouat and co secured Silver in the final match, handing Team GB the first medal of the games.
Britain were behind from the second end after Sweden went 2-1 up but remained within touch throughout the tight contest.
They stole in the seventh to draw level after a couple of errors from the Swedes, before blanking the ninth to take the hammer in the last end with the scores 4-3 in favour of Sweden.
Skip Mouat played a perfect throw with his last stone to secure the one and level the score to take it to an extra end.
But Sweden eventually prevailed in the extra end without having to play their final stone.
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Great Britain narrowly missed out on Gold after losing to Sweden in the men’s curling final