Winter Olympics: Great Britain into women's curling semi-finals after beating Canada

Shuster, USA ice Canada, 9-7

To beat Canada, Switzerland and Great Britain - all medal-caliber teams - in four consecutive games is insane.

It's a devastating blow after heading into this Olympics as the only team to have finished on the podium at all five editions of the Olympic Winter Games since women's curling was introduced in 1998. "We need one more game to go our way and we're in at least a tiebreaker".

"I'm not sure they played an fantastic game", Canada's Brent Laing said. We're not going to die.

Just three days ago the United States' men's curling team looked dead in the water.

The turning point in the semifinal game came in the eighth end, of period.

"We got fooled a little by the ice". "We didn't put a lot of pressure on them ... didn't play the way we wanted to play".

Typical of nearly every Canada-U.S. hockey showdown, last night's game was rife with end-to-end action, momentum swings, punishing physicality and an abundance of drama. The U.S. scored a single to end the game at 5-3.

For Koe, there have already been some tense moments up to this point and making the medal round was no slam dunk. "It's something I have been working so hard for, for 10-plus years now, especially the last four after coming fourth in Sochi", said Leman. "So, to bounce back with a couple wins and jump up all the way to second place feels great".

The U.S. men's and women's Olympic curling teams are clinging to playoff hopes as the final draw of the round robin part of the tournament nears. Shuster delivered a dramatic 9-7 victory, scoring the winning points with a whisker-thin margin in an extra end at Gangneung Curling Centre.

Brady Leman took home a gold to give Canada its first Olympic medal in men's ski cross.

Of course, Koe and Co., have played in more than their fair share of high-pressure games. She said the men had been determined to show the world that they were worthy of the gold. Had the team lost, they would've been eliminated from playoff contention. Now it's two wins away from achieving that lofty goal. I like the way we've been playing all week.

He followed, "Yeah, it was, and I think you can get that synergy going both directions".

The United States curling team made history today as it has never done better than a bronze medal in the event.

The atmosphere was tense as Shuster delivered the last stone in the 10th end. "I gave a scream for Matt (Hamilton) to sweep, and it got by half an inch".

"We're here for the gold, that's for sure", said Sundgren, whose team finished first in the round robin.

Curling hasn't gotten a lot of attention these Games, but it's getting it now.

"It was incredible", Pfeifer said. "I'm in!" the actress tweeted back. "To be under the spotlight, sliding over the Olympic rings, was an incredible feeling".



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