Canada, Sweden advance to gold medal match in women's curling

The Sports NetworkFebruary 19, 2014 

Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Canada stayed undefeated in women's curling and moved on to the gold medal match with a win over Great Britain on Wednesday at the Sochi Games.

Great Britain, the reigning world champions, trailed by one going into the 10th end and had enough stones in the house to take the lead. However, Canadian skip Jennifer Jones placed her final shot on the inner edge of the blue circle to give Canada the point and a 6-4 win.

Canada, which has one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in four Olympic Games, improved to 10-0 in this tournament and will now try to close its remarkable run against Sweden in Thursday's gold medal matchup.

The only previous Olympic team to go through the qualifying phase with a perfect record is the Canadian men's rink skipped by Kevin Martin in the Vancouver Games in 2010.

That Canadian team won gold and Jones will try to do the same for the women, who haven't finished first in this tournament since 1998.

The Swedes, who have won the last two gold medals, defeated Switzerland, 7-5, in the other semifinal matchup on Wednesday to advance.

Great Britain and Switzerland will face off in the bronze medal game on Thursday.

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