Winter Olympics: GB out of males’s curling after losing tie-breaker in opposition to Switzerland

‘Astounding’ five-point stone ends GB males’s Olympics
XXIII Olympic Winter Video games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
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Sizable Britain’s males’s curling team are out of the Winter Olympics after losing their tie-breaker in opposition to Switzerland.

GB had to preserve near staunch a situation within the semi-finals later on day 13, however the Swiss stepped forward to face Sweden after claiming a 9-5 victory.

Kyle Smith’s rink led 4-1 after the fourth quit after which claimed a 5-4 earnings following the eighth.

Nonetheless the Swiss afraid GB with a five-point stone within the ninth quit to present themselves an unassailable lead.

“We gave it our most entertaining shot but that is the dream over,” stated Smith.

“We started off very sturdy and we attach ourselves in a huge situation and a few ignored shots were the adaptation within the recreation.

“It is a sore one, we gave ourselves the probability of creating the semi-finals but we couldn’t manufacture it happen.”

GB gained silver at Sochi 2014, though David Murdoch’s rink has been succeeded by Smith’s.

They spurned a possibility to clinch qualification on day 12, losing their final spherical-robin recreation to the United States, but they regarded heading within the pleasant route for the play-offs after they claimed 4 parts from the outlet 4 ends.

The Swiss levelled but GB edged back in front prior to Benoit Schwarz made the decisive play of the recreation within the ninth quit.

He labored his final stone via a gap to push the British stones out of the dwelling and send Switzerland into the final 4 having additionally reached the semi-finals sooner or later year’s World Championships.

British males’s coach Viktor Kjell stated: “I perfect don’t know what took situation in that ninth quit. We ignored 4 or five shots in a row and it is possible you’ll possibly no longer afford to attain that at this level.

“I believed we could nearly got away with it after which he plays a pistol shot and walks away with a five.”


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