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Team GB Secure Their First Medal Of Winter Olympics 2022

Team GB Secure Their First Medal Of Winter Olympics 2022

The men's curling team secured the medal after taking on the USA.

Team GB has secured its first medal at the Winter Olympics thanks to the men's curling team.

The team beat the United States 8-4 in Beijing today, February 17, to book their place in the gold medal final after a tense event which remained at 6-4 until the last stone.

Brian Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan are now set to take on Sweden in the upcoming final, after the latter beat Canada in the other semi-final.

Mouat had previously expressed confidence that Team USA would find his team 'tough to beat', saying after the team beat Canada that he was 'really proud' of Team GB.

Per EuroSport, he commented: 'We've played really well for the last few days, so really impressed that we came out and played a really good game to finally finish the round robin. I'm going to use the experience I got from playing last week and try and really focus on playing well and staying in the moment. I maybe got a wee bit ahead of myself last week. I'm really excited to see what we can do tonight. The guys are playing well and I'm sure we will be able to do that.'

Team GB will go head-to-head with Sweden at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing on Saturday, February 19, when it will be determined who will take home the gold medal and who will be awarded silver.

No matter the result, the final will mark Britain’s third men’s Olympic curling medal and first since David Murdoch won silver at Sochi 2014.

Team USA and Canada will compete on Friday for third place in the event.

Meanwhile, Great Britain’s women’s team could also secure a medal for the country after they made it through to the semi-finals with a 9-4 win over the Russian Olympic Committee team in their final group match.

The women are also set to face Sweden, with Eve Muirhead saying that the team 'fought [their] hearts out' to earn their place in the semi-final.

Speaking to BBC Sport, she said: 'Nothing was in our control apart from our own game. Of course, we maybe had one eye on the other games but I see we managed to get a semi-final spot from a centimetre on the draw shot.'

If the men's curling team secures the gold medal in the upcoming final, it will be Britain's first Olympic curling title since 2002.

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Topics: Sport, Olympics, World News, UK News