Winter Olympics: GB Men’s curlers through to final after win over USA

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Great Britain have guaranteed their first medal of the Winter Olympics after the men’s curling team defeated USA in the semi-final.

Bruce Mouat’s rink of Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan came from behind to win 8-4 and will play Sweden for the gold medal on Saturday.

“The last two weeks for myself has been a bit of a rollercoaster,” Mouat told BBC Sport.

“I’m just so excited to share this with the guys and that celebration at the end was just pure elation – I don’t think I can sum it up any other way.

“I’m excited to play that game. We’ve got a day off tomorrow but just looking forward to hopefully going for that gold. I’m shaking.”

Team GB finished the round-robin section in first, with their only defeat coming against the Americans, and it looked like they might be their thorn in the side once again when they stole two in the second end.

Mouat and co immediately hit back though and scored three to take the lead, before taking another two to lead 5-4 at the halfway stage.

They forced John Shuster’s rink to blank the next three ends before a steal in the penultimate end sealed the win.

Cover Photo: “Curling” by Benson Kua is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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