(Beijing Winter Olympics) The Swedish men's curling team beat the British team to win the first Winter Olympics gold medal

  China News Service, Beijing, February 19 (Reporter Chen Hang) The men's curling gold medal match at the Beijing Winter Olympics was held at the National Swimming Center "Ice Cube" on the 19th. The Swedish team defeated the British team 5:4 and won the championship.

This is also the first time the Swedish team has won the men's curling gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

  As a traditional strong team in Europe, the Swedish team has participated in the Winter Olympics eight times. It won the third and second runner-up in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics respectively, and won the 2018, 2019 and 2021 consecutively. Men's curling world championship champion.

  The British team, which is also a European powerhouse, won the silver medal in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and won the third and second runner-up in the 2018 and 2021 Men's Curling World Championships respectively.

  After the men's curling round robin at the Beijing Winter Olympics, the British team with 8 wins and 1 losses and the Swedish team with 7 wins and 2 losses advanced to the semi-finals with the first and second ranking respectively.

In the semi-finals, the United Kingdom defeated the defending champion United States and Sweden defeated Canada.

After the 2021 World Championships final, the two teams will face off again.

  In the afternoon, the two sides fought fiercely on the field.

In the first game, the British team scored 1 point, and the Swedish team scored 3 points in the second and third games.

In the first half, Sweden temporarily led 3:2.

  In the second half, the score between the two sides was still stalemate. In the seventh game, the British team stole 1 point with precise ball control, chasing the score to a 3:3 tie, and the score reached 4:4 after the tenth game.

In the extra game, the Swedish team took advantage of the backhand to get 1 point and finally defeated the British team.

  Sweden captain Niklas Edding said that the semi-finals and finals were very good and very difficult.

"It's amazing that we've come this far, we're excited and proud, just have to enjoy the moment."

  Sweden's Oscar Eriksson has become the first curler to win four Olympic medals.

In addition to the bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the silver medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, he also won a bronze medal in the curling mixed doubles event at this Winter Olympics.

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