Canada improves to 2-0 in women's Olympic curling

2/11/2014 2:59:14 AM
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Canada's women's curling rink defeated Sweden 9-3 in eight ends on Tuesday to improve to 2-0 in round robin play at the Sochi Winter Games.

The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. Jones sealed the victory with three in the eighth.

Margaretha Sigfridsson and her Swedish rink took singles in the third, fifth, and seventh ends.

Canada downed China 9-2 on Monday, while Sweden (1-1) edged Great Britain 6-4 in it's first match of the Games.

Jones next plays Wednesday at 5 a.m. ET against Eve Muirhead's British rink.

Russia and Switzerland also improved to 2-0 at the Ice Cube Curling Center. The Swiss came out with a 7-6 win over Denmark (0-2), while Russia was a 9-6 winner over the United States (0-2).

South Korea downed Japan 12-7 in the first women's curling game for both countries in Sochi.

Jennifer Jones (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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