The women’s Canadian curling team have won yet another gold medal in the Olympic games at Sochi.
The team consisted of Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, and Dawn McEwan. They beat Sweden 6-3 in the gold medal match which led them to finish an undefeated run in these winter games.
In the fifth end, Sweden was behind 3-1. Sweden managed to tie it up to 3-3 with their last rock. There were no points for the sixth and seventh round, but when it came to the end of the 8th, it was close. A measurement was needed in order to see which team had their rock closer to the button. It was decided that Canada had it, which pushed them into the lead to 4-3.
In the ninth round, Sweden, with the hammer, made a mistake on a crucial last throw. This sealed the deal for Canada. With a lead, Canada had a easy last round: Sweden may have the hammer but all Canada needed to do was clear the rocks. With this win, Canada’s Jennifer Jones won gold with an impressive first ever 11 wins and 0 losses. Congratulations to the women’s team for becoming a curling legend.
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