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Great Britain beats Swiss for bronze in women's curling

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The Canadian Press
2/20/2014 6:31:52 AM
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SOCHI, Russia -- Great Britain won the bronze medal in women's Olympic curling by beating Switzerland 6-5 on Thursday, ensuring the country will at least match its record haul of four medals at a single Winter Games.

British skip Eve Muirhead secured victory with a draw to the button on the last stone.

Muirhead's world champion rink recovered from a 6-4 loss to Canada in Wednesday's semifinals to win Britain's first curling medal since 2002, when the women's team captured the gold.

Britain already had won a gold and a bronze in Sochi and is assured of either a gold or silver in men's curling with David Murdoch's team in the final. Britain last won four Winter Games medals in 1924.

Jennifer Jones and her 10-0 Manitoba rink play Sweden for the gold medal starting at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Eve Muirhead (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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