Winter Olympics: Team GB Men take silver after Sweden win curling final in extra end

Team GB have fallen at the final hurdle after a 5-4 extra-end loss to Sweden in the men’s curling final.

Bruce Mouat’s rink of Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan were 4-3 down in the penultimate end and could only score one as Sweden took the hammer into the extra end.

GB nearly forced a steal to win when Swedish skip Niklas Edin left his first throw short, but Mouat was unable to put his final throw into a scoring position and Sweden were crowned champions.

Sweden had the better of the early stages and were 3-1 up after three ends but GB hit back to level.

Team GB had the hammer at 4-3 down in the final end, and a two would have been enough to win gold.

Edin threw perfectly with his final stone though to force GB to take just one to move the match into an extra end.

Sweden, with the hammer in the extra end, were able to force Mouat into a difficult final throw and the GB skip was unable to put his stone into a scoring position.

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

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