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Hello and welcome to the final day
of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter
Olympic Games. We have seen history
makers, underdogs and bloody Dracula
's. We have seen celebrations,
upsets, heartbreak and joy and today
we will see four brand-new Winter
Olympics medals handled out. I still
have absolutely no idea what this is
supposed to be. Here is what coming
up. From the spring onion to the
Garlic Girls, tonight Corriere take
on Sweden in the women's curling
final. The four-man bobsleigh
reaches its conclusion. We have the
gold medal match in the ice hockey
as the Olympic Athletes from Russia
take on the surprise finalists
Germany. He was the overnight
schedule and we try our best to
stick to it. Surely we have the
curling up with the hosts involved,
expected to be noisy. You can see
the third run of the four-man
bobsleigh from 1230. We will do our
best to join that after the curling.
At ten past four over here on BBC
One we have the gold medal match in
the men's ice hockey. In the past
two weeks so many of you have got in
touch with us and we've seen
pictures of your hats and pyjamas
and you have even named our trolley.
Our question today is what was your
moment of the game so far? For me it
was all about the USA 's Chloe Kim
getting gold in the halfpipe at 17
years old and doing it with
back-to-back 1080s. It doesn't have
to be about a medal hope or Team GB,
it can be anyone or anything, just
let us know. We kick off our show
today with curling and the gold
medal match is happening shortly
between Sweden and Korea. GB
qualified for the bronze medal match
against Japan and we have the story
Even a team ready to go and they
have to be at the very best. It was
clear how tight this match would be
and sometimes the key is not to
score but to keep the last shot, the
hammer. The problem is that Eve
Muirhead 's stones were not always
following the strategy.
That is what
the Great Britain but not the start
that Eve Muirhead wanted.
At any got
more tense. This was nervously and
binary curling as the ones and zeros
and Japan kept the hammer in their
If either team wants a medal
around their neck they will have to
step it up a little bit.
into and eight and everyone knew
this could be settled by mistakes,
We need to hit him
took one. 3-3 and Britain had the
hammer on the night. This match of
multi-tension was starting to
multi-tension was starting to
Eve Muirhead is trying to
catch this on the nose, her own red,
running back onto the yellow.
running back onto the yellow. No,
no, no. The only thing that has done
is give her the chance of a blank
It is done the job I cleared
everything out of the house, they
had to wait for that to come.
We have seen in the early end is
where we thought we were heading for
a blank end and a straightforward
removal of the stone, but she has
done well to get this right in, with
just a little bit of indecision
about what to do with this. One of
two things will happen here, either
Eve gets a blank or she ends up
sticking this red in the house to
end up with a one.
Even if you give
away the hammer -- the one here you
have the hammer in the last end and
that hammer is the key here. If you
can blank the sender would be great.
Japan had stolen a lead
going into the last end but the last
shot would be even but every
Japanese stone reduce the margins
they could work within. The stones
marked out a choice, taking one was
safer and it would force an extra
end but Japan would have the hammer
and the other option was to go the
two and risk everything. Even put it
all on red. Bronze bust.
She has to
put this right and it does not.
That means the bronze
medal goes to Japan, their
first-ever meddling curling. Eve
Muirhead had the chance to win it
but it didn't come off and Great
Britain will go home empty-handed.
Cannot believe that after all of
this Eve Muirhead and her team have
this Eve Muirhead and her team have
Sony and so far for the GB
-- Sony and so far for the GB
curling team. Jenny Jones claims a
bobble hat is not called.
goodness, I love my bobble at!
has had main -- years and a lot of
attention on social media, mainly
negative in my part. Korea has been
one of the stories of the games,
what can we expect?
They have played
extremely well this week and they
are on a roll and I fully expect
they will come and give Sweden the
game of their life. Let us hope that
is what happens. They have been
riding on the crest of a rave --
wave with the crowd here and it has
been a wonderful championship to be
a part of but it will be a tough
game because Sweden is a very
Curling is a
game of etiquette, will the home
support BEA help or hindrance?
be a support for everyone. The
unfortunate thing is they are not
curling crowds so they cheer at the
wrong time but they should be
cheering and lifting the whole arena
so I am looking forward to it and I
am sure the Swedish girls
am sure the Swedish girls will be
annoyed or upset if they hear any
cheering going the wrong way. They
will be focused on the game at hand.
In the round robin match when Korea
took on Sweden earlier in the games,
Korea one by one stone. Will you be
I hope so, there was
nothing nicer than winning a gold
medal on the last November last end
and it is really tense Soweto
because all the way.
Let us hope
indeed. Over to you.
The first stone is being played by
Sophia Mabergs. As Jackie was saying
I think this is going to be a great
match, or at least we hope it is. It
is filling up here in the arena. The
crowds have not been punctual, have
they? All through the curling they
have arrived a bit late. What
happens is they get held outside and
it takes for them to get in. We
expect this to be full. The Garlic
Girls, team Kim have been absolutely
sensational, taking on Sweden, the
victors over Great Britain. Anna
Hasselborg and her team have played
very well and perhaps been saving
their best curling for the latter
stages of this competition so have
they timed it right? Huge
disappointment for Swedish bands
when Nicholas Dean could not
overcome the USA, and inspired USA
team to win the gold medal. We have
everybody in the box today. Logan is
with Jackie and I. Yutu, let us
start with Logan because Logan is
zero from three on attempts of
working out who will win.
include the Calcutta Cup I was zero
It is not ready fair to
ask you who will win but I am going
to. What do you reckon? Come on!
desperately want to see Sweden again
but I felt as though we had the
commentators curse yesterday for
Korea for me, they
made the most shots all week and
Sweden might not be able to live
with it. They need to be very clever
with their stone position. They
could make some tactical mistakes.
That is a good point. We will see a
similar match to yesterday when the
pressure is on the team with the
most experience and the other team
has everything and nothing to lose.
We are all croaky, there have been
over 100 matches in the team
competition is not including the
mixed doubles so I might have to go
and recount. I had two goes at it, I
came up with 99 and then 100 but I
think this is the 101st actual match
in the when and -- men and women's
competition. We have commentated on
quite a lot of them. So you are I
excused a bit of a frog in the
Our throats are, even the
hot coffee is not helping this
She just missed take. There
is an early chance for Korea to
Korea to score two out of nothing
Korea have the hammer in the
first end. Normally Sweden has it.
Anna Hasselborg likes to get her
team settle down with a steel. , a
blank ten to normally for Sweden in
the first end. The Koreans on more
than one occasion have managed to
sort of jump out to a three and a
four in the first end. They have
come out of the traps pretty
quickly. The crowd is filling up. A
lot of media attention.
lot of media attention. The skip has
become an overnight sensation and
the whole team are very well-known
and in particular she is getting a
lot of attention in this Korean
women's team. They are carrying the
hopes of the nation for a gold medal
on the last day. You are going to
hear an awful lot of cheers every
time a stone appears to most of the
crowd to work out in favour of
career. -- Korea. Maybe a chance to
salvage this a bit for Sweden.
Sara McManus. She is the daughter of
Stuart McManus the professional
footballer who moved to Sweden in
the later part of his Korea. He
played for Southampton back in the
1980s. I am sure he is a very proud
father. Sarah has played very well
Third stones for Korea.
One of two reflections, guy, on you
have had a night to look back on
that match against Japan. I was
chatting to a couple of people on
the way in this morning. A couple of
media people. The type of game that
it, it wasn't the most enthralling
match, was it, from your point of
view, from a curling aficionado's
point of view, was it a game that
could have broken out better,
earlier if you like from a Great
Yes, think the
girls could probably have maybe
tried to take the game on more, but
that easy for to us say because we
are up in the box and we are The Wiz
paramedics behind the glass, the
whole game just seemed a bit flat, I
was looking for somebody to, really
be enthrall and have a fist pump and
a great shot, you just lift the
team, but that kind of didn't happen
and it was almost too calm, and too,
too clean and, unfortunately it went
guest us at the end of the day.
for me, it was nervy throughout, and
yes, it's not a great from a
broadcasting perspective, either, it
is not how we want to sell the
sport, having a low scoring game.
Yes, it is just one of them, really.
I think we will see changes again,
the federation are looking at the
five rock rule, and for sure, I can
see coming in the games reducing to
eight ends, they are looking at
dynamic to make it more fast, and
entertaining, as well as the showing
off the skills of the player, out
I think that is always the
issue for any federations who are
looking to modernise the game, if
you like, any sport it is, you have
got to somehow retain the integrity
of what the sport is about, not
completely change that, but finding
ways to, move it on to another
level, at least have different
versions of the game. I think, from
a, from a traditionalist point of
view when you are at the Olympic
Games you want to see the game
people have always played but little
changes here and there can often
make it a little bit more appealing.
I'm not saying it is not appealing.
We know how many peach are watching
curving. It is great so many of you
have been with us, if you were
watching the mixed doubles it has
been thee weeks of curling. I don't
know what you are going to do after
we have finished this last match.
Think that point about the game is,
in essence easy to follow for
somebody ho is not a, somebody who
is steeped in the sport and auj the
intricacies of it it. -- all. We
were talking about the strategies
and the rest of it. But it's...
Straightforward enough, that anyone
can come to it without knowing
anything about the sport and kind of
understand and get it. You don't
want to lose that side of it.
Very easy for people to pick up
I think one of the thing, the
difference in mixed doubles and the
normal, is that the right way to
call it, traditional team game is
the blanked end issue, I think that
is something they should maybe look
at I retaining the hammer with the
blank end. We had at least three in
the match yesterday, and again, you
don't want to change the way in
which games are played, in terms of
strategy, you want to maintain, but,
the mixed double, if you do blank
and or if an end is blanked you
don't keep the hammer. It forces the
Yes, they are looking at lots and
lots of scenarios to change its and
to make it a bit more interesting.
Not that it isn't, because we have a
huge fan base out there that every
four years loves the curling and it
is on a lot, so people slowly but
surely get it, pulled into this
There are a lot of Korean flags
being waved, quite a few handed out
outside. While we were chatting
away, it was a slow start but Korea
ended up with one there.
Let us talk about this Korean team.
They have been together, you talk
about the development of the game.
There was a ring built near where
they live, and got into curling
early. Neefrn a long time this is
key, isn't it. You don't have to
have hundreds of thousands of
curlers to get a good team, iffy get
somebody who wants to dedicate their
time to it, which these four have
done, you manage to give them
access, facilities, coaching, and
understanding the nuances of the
game at this level as well, as we
have been talking about the amount
of coaches who have come out of
Canada and other countries and have
gone out there, and teaching
talented teams how to play at the
top level this is the result.
I think you have to look at the
depth of your sport as well, and
have future potential athletes
coming through, without putting all
your eggs in the one basket. Korea,
I believe, have the only women's
academy for curling.
academy for curling. His is the
I think you have to look at the
depth of your sport as well, and
have future potential athletes
coming through, without putting all
your eggs in the one basket. Korea,
I believe, have the only women's
academy for curling.
They play a
nice way, their sweeping Ted Cruz
neec has been second to none. These
girls are putting a power of
sweeping in when they needtor, they
are holding lots of stones I thought
they might have lost, so it is
really impro sieve what they are
doing. -- impressive what they are
Where this team excels is their
technique and their ability to
maintain that technique under
pressure, they make so many shot,
they are better strategically, but
maybe don't make the same amount of
shots this team do.
So swede within the hammer then.
Mabergs with one corner out there.
Looking round for a bit of blue and
yellow. I can see about three down
to my right. I think, is that Anna
Hasselborg's parents, you guys have
pointed out before. Three or four of
her family members, not too many
other, a few at the back, maybe.
I'm a bit worried the organising
committee have priced people out of
attending today, it is not that full
Maybe 50 or 60% full at the
It does tend to fill up as we go on.
A bit of a family favour, not that
all the, all the... Kims are
related, team Kim, but there are the
coaching staff and the two twins
from the men's team and the mixed,
one of the mixed doubles team.
I agree. I think the problem with
when we got to the semifinals and
final, the tickets were premium
tickets. Of course, issue then is
for local fans, suddenly your team
gets to the final and it is not so
easy to get hold of a ticket and not
necessarily affordable either.
The national coach for Sweden there.
Himself a three time World Champion.
Tried his best to get an Olympic
medal, he didn't
medal, he didn't manage, so...
are going to get a lot of this, a
lot of oohs and ahs, a nice shot
Both thaemss play that really nice
these team teams where they control
the stone down the ice, they take
plenty of ice and let it come in and
they are guaranteed their shooting
stone stays in the house, both teams
play that kind of weight really
Kim Seon-yeong who is playing
second, a lot of the a media
attention has been on the skip, but,
Team Kim and the interaction between
the all four of them, it has been of
interest particularly I think the
fact that Kim Eun-jung is the skip,
the one that tends to shout the most
is Kim Seon-yeong. Peter Gallant. He
must be very very proud of this
Peter is the father one
of the players from Dan.
It was Brett who put him in touch
with this Korean team. That arranged
this partnership, which has borne so
much fruit here.
Was a really
defensive call there from Korea,
throwing the guard off, but plans
they didn't really see any option to
kind of push the button, and in end
and try and force Sweden to score
We were talking, three of us last
night, weren't we, about the sort
of, as they match develops, see the
stats come up and who has been
playing well, although it has
followed if you look through the
week, the players who, the top end
of the statistic, percentage-wise,
Sweden were up there, we are seeing
the Korean women as well. The USA
side were nowhere near rating highly
in terms of percentage, either
individually or as team, yet that
won the gold medal.
think, you have to take them just as
a guide, sometimes, you can play 50%
but if you play that right 350% at
the right time it counts for you.
The right 50. It come downs to one
or two game, it is a new
John shus terse he made
the right shots at the right time.
Got the gold medal.
Just a little test as been put out
here by Korea.
Just that red stone that is out of
the house, just on the side there.
Is there. Give them, Sweden
something to work round, or with,
trying to make sure they get their
McManus, removing that Korean
yellow. This is the skip.
Kim Eun-jung has had a great week,
her face is appearing everywhere in
all the newspaper, she looks so calm
all of the time. Always in control.
She did what she had to do that and
she is still lying to macro shots in
Now then, just having a look at the
angles here. Anna Hasselborg likes
these kinds of shots, the Crosshouse
If she wants a chance of
blanking the end she needs to make
And am Hasselborg has led
this team remarkably well. That
could be a good shot. She has just
enough to tap that one out, not
quite. Not quite. A good attempt by
the Swedish skip but those two are
lined up there as well.
their well with it sitting just in
front of the yellow stone.
she didn't make the double takeout
they have a chance to blanket
because her rear -- Korea I'm not
going to try anything heroic here.
A steady start of this women's final
and a steady start in terms of
people coming in, they are still
trickling in here.
trickling in here. Kim and John has
taken that read out. The crowd are
loving the fact that she has picked
it out. As Logan was saying there
was those dryly -- fairly
straightforward removal of this to
blank the end for Sweden and we will
move on into the third.
I think it
was pretty inevitable. And I had to
set up a good shot to have the
opportunity to blank when Korea it
looked very much like the end would
go this way when they peeled off the
We want this to be a
final between the two best teams
were played the best in the
competition so far and we want them
to produce a match to show-off their
skills and the fact they are at the
top of their game.
No mistake there from Anna
Hasselborg so blanking the end, keep
the hammer and move into the third.
Any signs early on which way this
No. I still think it is
nobody 's game at the moment.
Nobodies and anybody's. Am I on
celebrity watch today?
I think you
could be, yes, because Jackie
letters down terribly yesterday in
the bronze medal match. I have seen
my first curling stone at, which I
am really not sure about. Just
walking along there on the far side,
can you spot it?
Yes, very fetching.
You see a lot of those in Canada.
am also looking for one of those
stone hat is not a good look. We are
continuing with the curling. Run
three of the bobsleigh, the four-man
bob, is starting on the Red Button
just about now if you are interested
in that. Two more runs to go in the
men's four-man bob.
men's four-man bob. If you are just
coming in from a night out, heavy
night, maybe you just want a nice
bit of easy watching and maybe you
have got a hot chocolate.
Or hot chocolate and an
Something for my throat.
L C what Sweden do now. They blanked
the first end that they have the
Well, to me it looks as
though they want to blank the third
end. That is a little bit
disappointing. I want to go out and
grab these teams playing in the
play-offs and tell them to try and
win the game rather than to try not
to lose it. Both teams did that last
night and it will be the same again
The stakes are high
and it is understandable in one
respect but what I did not feel
yesterday certainly from a British
perspective was kind of trusting
yourself to make big shots. There is
a bit of fear and, of course, there
is bound to be but if you want to
win an Olympic medal and here if you
want to win the Olympic gold medal
it is an opportunity that might not
come round again for either of these
teams and the one thing you don't
want to do was walk off the ice at
the end of it thinking, I wish I had
done it differently.
done it differently.
thing for me about the European
teams who are playing in the
semifinals is that they are the more
experienced and more confident teams
and yet they seem happy to allow the
opposition to play simple shots
where I would be much more inclined
to try and put them in a more
comfortable position to try and
force errors early.
Yes, we have
definitely seen in the circuit some
of these girls going out gung ho
right in the first end and if you
can pick up a three or two or
sometimes I have even seen for being
picked up because you'll just have
the guts to go up there and throw
everything at it. They both had
diners practice before the game
started, they should know the weight
and they should be able to take the
bull by the horns and start the game
and, Logan, you are right, just a
tiny bit cagey, but we understand
Just trading these stones and
everyone is trying to hit and
rolling behind that one guard that
At least the crowd are enjoying it.
Could have done little roll their
own got something started, hidden
behind a God would have been nice.
You are right, there are still
people rolling in gradually.
people rolling in gradually.
they knew not much would happen in
the first two or three opens and
they would have another half an hour
It is a Sunday morning,
The last day of the Winter
Olympics impugned Chang. It has been
a superb games. It is just a pity
for us at the curling that we didn't
manage to get a medal.
manage to get a medal. Sweden had
two chances at the gold but they had
to settle for silver in the men's
event. Another opportunity here.
Canada have been one of the big
stories of the curling, not making
either final and not winning a medal
at all in the team event, the mixed
doubles, they won gold. Don't forget
that. There was a lot of doom and
gloom around Canadian curling but
they did win the new gold medal in
the new event.
the new event.
I think that got
really good feedback, the mixed
doubles, sofa sure we are hopefully
going to see that continue.
we get one tucked in behind the
guard. We are getting closer
actually, they have been moving up
the house slightly with each stone
and from a Swedish perspective it
makes a decent target here. That
first one into the other yellow.
Sara McManus has been
very good at the shots.
my point little bit about the
British women, I think they would
admit that they did not play their
best. All week they had flashes of
it, we saw bits of it, every now and
again what they were capable of.
Remember how many of those sort of
shots we have just seen their where
they would get the top one is the
second one, Sarah McManus has been
She throws a lovely
The Koreans with the brush game has
been very good. They have two flags
on top of the brush.
don't see it because they sweep so
That is your deteriorating
eyes, I think!
I think if these four win the
gold-medal for Korea they will have
an exciting time ahead of them. As
we mentioned, the brushes, there
have been all sorts of pictures in
newspapers of them in various guises
and I suspect there will be a fair
few deals coming their way.
few deals coming their way.
are waiting for the stone to cross
against the centre line before they
sweep it. It is a nice attempt but I
think Korea will probably see about
half of it. There is an angled shot
I love her man on the eyes. She is
calmly in charge and she does get
excited at times, we have seen it,
particularly in the match against
Japan in the semifinal which was a
real nerve jangling. She did hold
her nerve. It looked like they won
it comfortably with two or three
ends to go. I think they have the
hammer and there was a steal in the
Japan got two and tidied up and they
went the extra end. That demeanour
did not change.
She doesn't miss many, does she?
Does not miss many. They are coming
to have a look if there is an angle
there. I am not sure. Is there?
there. I am not sure. Is there?
don't think there is any need for
Sweden to play at take out. Both of
these stones or a nonthreatening
This is a difference between having
the last stone and not having the
last stone. If they didn't, there is
no doubt they will play at take out
or a freeze on the back stone to try
and get a save but with the last
stone neck and take more risk,
knowing they still have one to come.
Anna Hasselborg trying to emulate
Annette Norberg who won two
consecutive gold medals for women's
Annette is sitting and watching with
That is a really nice draw there.
She should be fully right in behind
The thing about the
Swedish women as well when we have
seen them play against Great Britain
in the semifinal and before that as
well is that they come out and they
make their shots early on. We have
seen the tactic of blanking an early
end when they have the hammer and
making the shots. Both teams are
though, to be fair. Three of the
Swedish team are shooting at 100% at
this point. It is still early, and
then all of the Korean team are
shooting over 90%. Haven't had that
many difficult shots to play though,
that is what we have been saying.
So, Kim Eun-jung, the skip, trying
to get round this red guard again.
Wants to try and lie shot here, they
are going to have to sweep hard. I
don't think it is going to get
She had the perfect line, she was
just a little short in weight, so
this should be a free opportunity
for Sweden to have a draw, anywhere
in the four foot. She needs to bite
the red circles.
So first chance of a two in this
gold medal match. Goes to Sweden.
So just coming up a little short
there, the Korean skip.
So just needs, Jackie was saying,
touch the forefoot. Clear ice, in
front of her.
Just a bit of a nervous twitch there
from hast, as though she was going
to go, then stopped and off she went
again. So a simple shot.
between the hog line should be about
Left in control by the two sweepers.
Well you can't fault that shot. But
to be fair, if you have given these
nice easy opportunities to get your
two early on, it is going to make
you feel good, settle down. Sweden
then have the lead, after three, it
is Sweden 2, Korea one.
Still not quite full. It has been a
little quiet compared to the
excitement of the semifinal.
A little warm down there.
Just put, the caption of the medal
table up there, Sweden have one more
gold medal in these Winter Olympics
that Korea currently have.
I think I would have to have another
look at that. If Korea won the gold
they would go above swede none the
medal table. I am sure it is of no
consequence to the eight women down
there but they will be selfishly
thinking about themselves and
nothing else here!
So 2014 Olympic final the average
age was nearly 34-and-a-half. This
year it is under 26.
So that is good for sport. We are
getting new young Fleetwoods in --
One of the things it
shows is the level of dedication
really needed to play at the top
level these days, you can't really
have any other career or family or
anything like that, you need to be
full-time, you need to be on the ice
four or five hours a day n the gym,
four or five times a week. Doesn't
really leave time for anything else.
And on the road in the winter. It
all adds up.
To come back to the
point about the British women, you
know, it's a huge commitment as you
were saying, and if that British
women's team certainly are young
enough to come back plained again,
but, the other teams are young as
well, so they could be facing a lot
of these teams in four years if they
decide to keep going, as a team.
Two perfect shots again in this end.
So you get the impression it is
starting to warm up a little bit.
Korea will want to respond to the
two from Sweden. Just going to sit
off that little.
Knochenhauer is not going to be
happy if she was looking at the
screen I am looking at. She is
languishing, 71%. A couple of shots
in the first two ends. Didn't quite
Us but it is going to be
less than 71% now. Still early in
the game, it is hard to draw a lot
from the stat, she missed her first
stone of the match as well. So...
Got a zero for that one.
So... Korea, looking to try and get
something going here.
She has a great opportunity to catch
this yellow, tap it on to the red
and go across to the wing.
That is a crowd pleaser.
just rolled out though. A little bit
heavy in weight.
You were making the point, Jackie,
we are watching, if you are sitting
at the sides, that is a big gap that
she has come through, the two reds,
if you are sitting at side you can't
see the gap, we get the as and the
ahs as it slides by.
Well, all of a sudden, weir all
cleaned out again. That will make
Knochenhauer feel a little better.
She is creeping closer and closer to
making these shots now.
She had a mess and then a couple of
half shots but she's getting closer.
Her sudden, weir all cleaned out
again. That will make Knochenhauer
feel a little better.
creeping closer and closer to making
these shots now.
She had a mess and then a couple of
half shots but she's getting closer.
Her team-mates will be saying "Will
you stop knocking our stones out".
It is a little unfortunate.
So Korea will come round this guard
Crowd warming up. Getting into this
match now, and we said how slow they
were to come in, there's a few seats
So Sara McManus being asked to play
an in-turn tap here.
Clockwise rotation of the stone.
Unfortunately doesn't set herself.
They would have liked to have stay
in the house there. So another
opportunity for Korea to better the
I don't know if we, we were talking
about the way Great Britain played
against Japan, and weren't wanting
to get too in stones in play and try
and force the issue a bit. Wondering
whether Sweden are thinking the same
thing against Korea.
Kept it all nice and clean and we
have seen some nice draw. Another
one there, a hit and roll to take
out, what we haven't seen is an end
where we have had plenty of stones
That would have been a feature for
every time I seem to look down as a
Korean match during the week, there
always seems to be lots of stones in
That was a good example of how
defensive the Swedes have being.
There is the two time champion from
2006, 2010. That was a good
situation, that shows the difference
between defensive and attacking
curling. They played the run back,
if they were playing attacking they
could have stolen the end, or just
forced Korea to score one, instead.
That was the point I was making.
Just don't really seem as though
they want to engage in that sort of
This is way short.
Now sure this has
-- not sure this has the weight.
Well, it's paid off for Sweden.
Two centre guards there, hiding the
forefoots of Anna Hasselborg can
pull one in behind here.
Doesn't want to come too far back,
if she can just sit top of the tee,
anywhere in the four foot.
The ice makers have made a good job
of the ice, they are taking a lot of
ice to work with it. We saw it in
the middle of the week straighten up
a little. They gave them a bit of a
sanding, the stones and there was a
lot more movement in them. What can
than in a final, is there is nobody
else playing in the other seats and
the temperature can change and the
ice seems to straighten up be the
girls are taking a lot of ice, so
that is good to see.
A little heavy
there from Hasselborg.
It would be good if they could get
the crowd excited. They don't seem
as involved, and loud.
S? It was deafening when they
managed to defeat Japan yesterday.
I think obviously we are assuming a
lot of people may not have been to
too many curling matches before, the
crowd maybe not sure whether they
are supposed to cheer or not. I can
see lots of kind of hand made signs
which have just been politely held
on laps at the moment.
I am looking at one that says go
There is a few of them.
So Kim Eun-jung, trying to cook
something up here.
You boys and your Joan, it is too
much for me.
I would have liked that
tucked in a bit more, but right in,
almost into the button.
Anna Hasselborg has to be careful
she doesn't jam it back on to the
Korean yellow stone.
Anna Hasselborg Zen is ready to go
Just looking to get the end side of
and a little tap. It is a
She did very well
though. She had the right ice in the
Yes, she tapped it in right behind.
Not really possible for the Korea to
come down around the outside and tap
it so she now has to look at the run
Well, to get to hear she would have
to be incredibly accurate from the
yellow to catch the red right on the
nose pretty much. It would jam
against the background but that
yellow you can see at the top of the
screen, she runs that back in and it
is straight and it might just sit
This might just be the shot
of the crowds are looking for.
this comes through here, there will
be a huge cheer. It doesn't look far
from a shot but there is a fair bit
of ice between that yellow and that
red that is sitting on the button.
So Kim Eun-jung, the Koreans slid it
-- skip is trying to play a bit of a
crowd pleaser here but we will also
get two for her if it comes off.
Nowhere near. That is a
steal for Sweden. A nice stone
played by Anna Hasselborg but there
was a lot of pressure on the Koreans
skip. Sweden will say that their
strategy is working so far. They
have picked up three and Korea have
just one from the first end and
Sweden or in control of this and
after four ends they lead by two.
A long way off with that one really,
She was. As they were
smart they could have swept it in
and try to bring it in off the red
guard beside it.
guard beside it.
1am at home. If you are just coming
in, this is the gold-medal match
between Sweden and Korea, the Garlic
Girls of Korea. That is what they
have been dubbed because of the
region may come from. They all
played together since they were
young and this Swedish team, with
the exception of Sofia Mabergs, they
have all been together since their
junior days. Sofia Mabergs joined
later. Anna Hasselborg used to do a
bit of track and field in her
younger days, a bit of football as
well. A multitalented sportswoman.
No idea what eventually is, I am
thinking 100 hurdles.
thinking 100 hurdles. I do not know
So, Sophia Mabergs here with an
intern guard, she just wants to land
on the centre line. All of these
girls have come through the Swedish
curling Academy. All of them with a
flat brush delivery as well. Very
common in Sweden. Normally you will
see a lot of curlers with the brush
tucked up behind their back, almost
as a stabiliser, but these girls all
slide with a flat brush delivery.
I'm glad you explain that. I thought
surely you would have to brush with
a flat brush.
You see the Korean
girl here has attacked up behind her
back and that is the traditional way
in which they are taught now. All of
these Swedish girls have a very low
delivery and they can get much
further and closer to the ice and
see the Stone a lot better with a
flat brush delivery.
Just sing a few
little errors from Korea at the
moment. The crowd applauded that one
but she caught the guard on the way
through. Agnes Knochenhauer can see
all of this stone. Sweden are very
much with the upper hand at the
moment. Korea have the hammer in the
fifth and they really need to get
Just gaining that little
steal their from Korea just changes
the momentum of the team and the
players and I can almost see the
Swedish girls starting to lift
themselves, their communication,
they seem a little tighter now
Well, this may please the
crowd. You might see some rocks
getting moved around here.
No. Can't even get that right. She
was trying to drive that one in to
the two Reds in
the house Kim Seon-yeong missing out
A chance here for Agnes
Knochenhauer to make up for the few
half shots she has been playing. Hit
this high garden come across and
take the yellow out as well and that
is a really good shot.
It is all
working for Sweden at the moment.
That shouting was coming from the
family of Anna Hasselborg. They are
just down to our right.
Knochenhauer and Anna Hasselborg are
best friends and they are actually
share exactly the same birthday,
born in the same year and
Same day and year and
We don't have to wonder what they
did after school. Straight to the
ice rink, I think, the pair of them.
Again Korea are not getting the
cover they were hoping for in the
yellow stone is sitting in the open
here. Sara McManus will play a
controlled weight and she would like
to catch that stone and it will roll
onto the face of the red. It's
slightly over rolled but now there
is a pocket for Korea to come into.
Yes, it looks great for Sweden at
the moment but maybe they are a
little bit guilty of trying to put
too many stones in the house and
they have all grouped together
which, if Korea could just lay one
in that nice little nest of three
stones than it would be very hard
for Sweden to get anything out.
Kim Gyung-tae playing third. This is
an opportunity to give her skip
something to work with. -- Tim
Cahill I. She overtook Tibet.
there is an opportunity of catching
it slightly on the left-hand side in
two reds. I am sure that Anna will
not be too bothered if she reads
some of the Reds about because at
the moment they are a danger to.
She is going for the high road and,
my goodness, that is a great shot.
Sarah McManus has, I think, been one
of the players of the tournament.
The Koreans skip can certainly lay
claims to that as well.
claims to that as well. The skips
always get the attention but when
your third is playing as well as
Sweden have had, two of them working
well together. It is a great effect.
Can we not adapt Sara McManus and
take some credit for her?
has a Scottish background.
is from Scotland but she said she is
100% Swedish and she is certainly
doing them proud.
We just need to
pay her more money than!
please the crowd, getting rid of
They took a little while
to consider what shot they would
play and whether they would hit the
other red and coming behind them,
just the way they were angled that
would have protected the red --
yellow behind it but that was
probably a sensible shot for them to
play, she doesn't want to get
herself into too much bother here.
Yes, it has been a tidy display from
Sweden up until this point.
chance here for Kim Eun-jung to hit
unrolling behind the red.
unrolling behind the red.
just trying to make it difficult to
Sweden at the moment. She can get a
little hit behind, the way Sweden
are playing at the moment, she would
just drive her own redback onto the
yellow stone behind it. It depends
where this one finishes.
Goals. -- gold.
Again, applause from the crowd.
They won't mind if Korea end up
blanking this but they are trying to
make life really difficult for the
Well, you know that it
Sweden can force the one here and
get in at half-time one up with the
last stone having started the game
without the hammer, they can be
pretty happy with the work of the
If she can hit and stick
it it is not a bad shot. Korea would
then maybe try the double or she
would have to draw into the four
foot because hitting would not be of
benefit to her.
They are high, in the top half of
She might catch this on
the inside here.
File sorry for the crowd. -- I feel.
They feel every stone, every yellow
stone that is pushed out of the
I am surprised they chose to
roll in there, I thought a nose hit
would have been fine, if...
should have been easier double to
take, but of course, she may well
jam it, and that wouldn't be good
No, I think maybe, well, absolutely.
There's no real bad result here for
What I would be
concerned about, if Anna Hasselborg
was playing this shot, she would be
trying to blank the end and hit it
That is exactly the result I thought
would come out of that one.
Well, it's been a great start for
Sweden in this gold medal match. The
crowd so hoping that Korea can lift
their game. And get an historic gold
medal here, but so far, it's been
the Swedes who have been very much
in control, so after five ends, they
lead by three. It is 4-1 to Sweden.
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While we have been watching the
curling final we have seen run
number three of the men's four-man
bobsleigh. This is how British sleds
have got on.
Really don't know what is going on.
There was a mistakes straightaway
with the initial hit. The sled come
backwards. They are not going to
have great velocity. 57.8. Some have
gone 57.6. Lamben is the first one
out of the top 17, 18 sled who have
made that mistake. This is going to
cost him. That is why they have been
to far back. If he gets the rest of
the run tidy, he might move forward
to the Russian sled, but it is
braking into a skid. It is not
happening for them at this Olympic
I don't think he is going to improve
I think he will stay
17th. He couldn't get past the
And more frustration for Deen at
what will surely be his final
That skid away from the push.
was a skid. We have no speed clock
but they usually carry velocity.
Brad made the same mistake. He got
through that, clean on the first run
but the second run it cost him, so,
a mistake there at the top of the
track. This is why the British are
so far back, is because they are
making mistakes at the top. Brad is
more inexperienced than Lamin, so it
is still not where this programme
should be at the moment. They are
both looking like they are going to
be struggling, to sort of make any
inroads into sort of, towards the
Brad Hall might jump aPeter
Hedblom of Deen. He can't even do
that. Deen ahead oaf Hall by 200th
of a second. Deen in 17th place.
Brad Hall in 18 thd. They now have a
nervy few minutes ahead to confirm
their top 207 position.
So the Brits remain inchanged. Lamin
Deen's crew in 17th, Hall in 18th.
Let us head back to the Curling
Centre with Steve Cram, Jackie
Lockhart and Logan grey. Thank you
Radzi. The crowd trying to get
things going, to support the Korean
team, who are trailing by three to
Sweden who have had an excellent
start to this gold medal match, very
much in control.
You can see they have scored in the
last three ends. Haven't blanked the
second. Two skips there.
Sweden have managed to keep a
stranglehold on this game, it hasn't
been the most exciting but just
starting to force some errors from
So they will say it is working.
don't think they have had to take a
lot of rest to do it. It is more,
Sweden have played their shot really
well, but they have been simple
shot, Korea have been guilty of
missing a couple of easy ones and it
has hoped the door for -- opened the
door for Sweden.
If you remember
early on, that, catching the guards
on the way in. I think Kim
Seon-yeong started to help set
things up, help swede none that
Then the skip herself has not been
at her best so far today.
Every time. Sixth end, guards
drifting into the house.
It is those little errors that, as
the British women found out, you
know, they mount up, you keep
thinking, it's other, but they keep
It intad habit to get into -- it's a
bad habit to get into.
need to use the guards, they need to
get back in to this game. Sweden
will be more than happy to keep
putting ends in the books, getting
closer to the finish line.
It has gone very quiet in here.
I I think half the stadium is away
for a grilled sausage.
They are. Bunless.
Hotdogs without buns. Beautiful.
Thanks. For bringing me one back.
Not. So Knochenhauer. Second for
Sweden, just going to get rid of
Starting to make all their shots
look so easy, straight forward.
Sweden have settled into the rhythm
they normally like to play.
Korea can't really afford the keep
blanking ends at this stage, they
need to put more points on the
board. They will ignore these two
red stones for the time being. The
stone played by Sofia Mabergs with
her second shot, has stayed in quite
a useful position for Korea.
Come round that at some stage.
These girls are clinical when it
comes to clearing guards, and
throwing that presighs -- precise
precision weight, they aim for the
brush, it hits the brush and clips
This maybe the last time they try
the corner guard. They will make a
move into the house, pretty soon.
There is only so young who can keep
trying to put these either centres
or corners on, depending on which
area of the end you're at.
At some point you have to come into
So Sara McManus for
Sweden. Removes that one.
Wonder whether, you know, they had
such a good round-robin, you win
eight match, their only defeat was
to Japan, by two shots and a lot of
their matches they go out in front
early, they kept control of the
game, and just wondering whether
they have even in these semifinal
against Japan, they were leading
that one, I think they got three in
the first, leading it all the way
through, got tight towards the end,
but just wonder how many times they
have been in this sort of situation
against a good team, three down,
half way point.
It is this position where you need
to think outside box and be quite
drey and spot every opportunity that
is available to them, so, they could
have just played, they are just
playing the draw straight round
here. Which is good.
It is a good call. It needs to be
Run to the back.
Pretty good shot. Good enough for
It is important, a nice
That had come out the other side. So
an opportunity for Sweden just to
check this out.
So taking a bit more ice so she must
be playing a controlled way.
So Sara McManus. Can't see much of
But enough away another Korean stone
go, every time that happens there is
another collective sigh goes round
Yes, Sweden quite happy to take that
out of the house, the running stone
as well. Don't want anything for
Korea to use, to either jam against
or sit on, or... An opportunity here
to probably better the shot, the
first shot she tried.
Just finishing in the T-line would
be good but they are having to sweep
it to get some cover. That hasn't
finished as much as, can only see an
Are we going to see the run back
from Anna Hasselborg?
You are back
to the first stone in this end
again, just coming into the house,
the attempt of putting a guard up.
Somehow Korea need to start getting
some stones in play. They can change
things up because if they run back
and take this out they are
straightforward shots and they are
making very accurately. The Swedish
degree of difficulty is not very
high. You can see how well Sweden
are playing. So Anna Hasselborg is
trying to run this back onto the
yellow. She gets it. She does not
stick that one but she manages to
get her shooter and it is just
biting at the top of the 12 foot so
they have two in and that please the
family. That was a quick shot of
A looks as though Kim Jong is going
to play the take out this time
instead of the draw. -- Kim
Kim Eun-jung, her performance so far
today has not been allowed to play
well but she has certainly missed
more than we have seen most of the
week. Bound to be nervous with so
much media attention. The skip in
This needs to come
across the centre line she is hoping
to get a roll in and it doesn't look
as though it is going to.
the issue for them, they just
haven't quite been able to get the
shots to move to where she wants
them to. A little high five and the
crowd were pleased but that was way
Quite a few misses wide as
well. It is a common error for the
Koreans skip today so she may be
need to take a little bit less ice,
but this is all a little bit too
easy for Sweden at the moment.
We have hardly seen any stones,
hardly any guards to come round,
straightforward hits and roles. And
then Korea make a little mistake and
picking up their shots and there is
a couple of steels.
a couple of steels.
And are choosing
to come down on the other hand this
time. She got the row across. That
one did not roll either.
Korea will have to hit this on the
nose and stick. Sweden are lying to
macro shots in there at the moment.
Dairies Niklas Edin, it looks as
though he hasn't quite got over
winning the silver medal, rather
than losing the gold. It is always a
difficult thing when you lose, you
are seen as losing when you are in a
final with two teams but one wins
and one loses but you still win the
silver medal. I am sure it doesn't
feel like that to him at the moment.
They have to work this one very
hard. She played just the right
Even that was sliding by or
it was in danger of, so the Korean
fans get something to cheer. They
got their one but Sweden are still
very much in control of this with
four ends to go and two up and they
have the hammer in the seventh. You
get the feeling that something needs
to happen, and probably not so much
for how Korea play, but Sweden, if
they keep playing like this, I'm
pretty sure they are just going to
control this through unless they
start making mistakes. It looks a
difficult one. There is the curling
hat. In the front of the stand
there. I am not sure.
No, I am not
going to get one of those, no.
sure that ladies very proud of her
curling hat but not for us.
Everything with Sweden at the
Big props to Niklas Edin for
being in here this morning to
support the women's team. They are
on their way at the moment of the
gold-medal. He looks like he had had
a bit of a sleepless night.
a bit of a sleepless night.
all slipping up a little today.
We're not even on the ice.
Korea took that one into the house
there and I really thought they
needed to play short.
They have done
that a couple of times.
playing right into the hands of
Sweden at the moment who will be
happy if there is something in the
house and they will hit everything.
She's going to try and put the
Centre guard on again.
It looks as though we are going to
get a guard this time and Korea
really need to get their stealing
boots on at the moment.
I have been
a little disappointed in the
atmosphere as well and that is
partly because Korea haven't got
anything going on the ice and there
is not too much for the crowd to
I think Sweden have
called a very similar game to what
GB did last night. I think this is
how GB hoped it would pan out and
they hope they would get some easy
misses from the opposition and it
didn't come last night but they have
today. I also think that Sweden have
played a much more accurate game.
You can play that game, but you have
got to make your shots very, very
accurate as well and they just kept
missing little things. How many
times did we hear, that's fine. Just
trying to keep each other
encouragement knowing deep down that
they were quite making their shots.
I am sure had they done then they
could have kept control of that
match, and even when they had their
noses in front it looks pretty good
until the last couple of ends.
Credit to Korea here. I don't know
if she should have put a corner on
there, she should Apple to centre
I think they are thinking that
if they put a centre on it was a
good chance for a double takeout for
Sweden so will be difficult for them
to steal with the guards where are
Agnes Knochenhauer. A
straightforward take out for her. It
is all easy business for Sweden.
She was just attempting to put that
back in place and she has made a
reasonable effort at it. She could
have been a little bit closer.
She hasn't changed her expression at
all, the Koreans skip, but she must
know that something has to go their
way pretty quickly here. We are into
the seventh end. Sweden have got
complete control of this match at
the moment. We have the hammer here.
There are two in the house.
Just a change up now. They are going
to try and draw in.
The skip coming to help. A good try
but it is still very visible, that
Yes, that didn't finish as
much as the girls I think thought it
was going to finish their so Sweden
will be able to see most of this and
they will be hoping to get hits on a
roll across to the other side.
roll across to the other side.
almost feel Sarah McManus could do
this with drive shot at the moment.
-- with her eyes shut at the moment.
That will just roll out. It is OK
They won't be too worried by
that. They didn't want to sit and
stay where it was because it was
going to give a better opportunity
for Korea to come in and sit on it
so another opportunity to try and
better the first draw.
I think Korea
need to be a bit careful here
because there are a couple of
threads lying around and if they
keep playing this drawn they do not
make it they will lose three and
essentially the game. I think for me
if they really want to force the
issue they should put in a centre
guard like you said earlier.
needs better cover on the one foot
rather than here on the wing. The
Swedish girls are hitting so
perfectly. This is going to be
short. Capturing the guard.
short. Capturing the guard.
is going right for Korea at the
moment. Kim Gyung-tae... Well, none
of the McBean at their best. They
started with some fairly
straightforward shots but the errors
have been creeping in and Sweden
have been on top of their game here.
They have been asked to do anything
spectacular. They didn't need to.
Another fairly easy shot here for
Sarah McManus. This time she will
want to stick in there.
Just a little role, not much.
players getting a little bit close
to the centre line burn-out Korea
are starting to panic and thinking,
OK, are not ready to finish this
just yet so we will get rid of some
The crowd are trying to
lift the Korean team who can
probably sense that it is not going
their way. So Kim Eun-jung, with her
eyes on the target of those two
Can she move these two? The roar
builds at the stone comes down and
that will give them something to
cheer about. Improves the situation
Sweden still have a great chance to
A great chance to score
She is just going to draw across to
the other side of the house. She is
lying one at the moment.
If she can get this level on the
of the rings... So staid's game and
Anna Hasselborg is drawing and
hitting equally, 94% on both of her
draws and take outs.
-- today's game.
Plays a shot and lets her sweepers
take control. Part of the role is to
manage the weight here. Sweep it if
it needs it, leave it if it doesn't.
Ever so slightly come
behind the T-line so Korea is going
to try and sit on top of that.
She needs to make a good shot at
some point. This would be an
The only failing
there was just drifting past the
T-line, so Korea will make a freeze,
they are pretty much putting the
game on the line here, if but if
they want to have any chance of
getting back in to this, they really
need to make this shot well.
If she getting this horribly wrong,
there is a chance of three for
-- gets. She wants to sit on top of
that red and lie shot. Look at that
accuracy s only 56% on draw shots
and she has been so good all week.
It is looking high at the moment. It
is going to cross a long way across
that line if she wants to get on top
Trying hard, it is just going
The perfect weight.
no curl. It is doing nothing up
there at the moment.
A real opportunity now for Anna
Hasselborg to get this in the nose,
play a comfortable weight and pick
up a three here.
She could pretty
much grab the gold medal here, with
a good shot for swoopeden.
-- Sweden. If they got three they
would be five ahead.
With just three ends left. And we
have seen those sort of scores
overturned, but the way this match
is going, the way the two teams are
play, you can see there, hanging her
head. The lead and the second there.
As Hasselborg has the chance, a huge
opportunity here for the Swedish
And she knows it.
Just needs to come down here, with a
little bit of weight. Catch this
Korean yellow, pretty much on the
nose. Sit with the shooter.
Has she got it? Yes, she has.
Well, the sticks are raised, the
brushes go aloft, and Sweden know
that was a huge shot, and applauded
by the two time Olympic gold
medallist Annette norberg in the
stands, it is 7-2 in favour of
Seven ends played, just three left
to go. Korea will have the hammer in
the eighth and perhaps the tenth.
The crowd doing their best to get
behind their team, but they are not
playing well enough, I don't think
and also Sweden just have a grip on
this match that they have had for
almost since the second end and are
not letting go at all.
An Olympic gold medal would be great
redemption for Anna Hasselborg as
She has lost so many
final, so, so many finals.
European Championships in Glasgow,
she had a fairly routine final shot
to beat Republican, and miss --
Russia and missed it. And it was a
horrible scene, really.
That is the
one thing, they are a great team but
that is the one thing I would say
about them, they tend to, and it's a
terrible thing to say but they tend
to bottle it, when they came to that
final Championship when it was
close. She has been a long time
waiting for this to happen and they
have a huge lead and I don't for see
them giving this up at all.
no way she is bottling it today.
is playing 98%.
What is it they say,
everything comes to he who waits?
All these terminologies but that is
what is happening here today.
Korea have frozen, on the other
hand. It is a bit too big an
occasion for them at this stage of
And they have that
level of expectation, the whole
nation watching, we have said there
was almost half of the nation
percentage wise watched their
semifinal against Japan, and so many
media here. They have never been in
that situation before. It is
something you can't plan for.
have nothing to be ashamed of. They
have had a tremendous week, they
have played extremely well.
have won nine out of listen games at
the Olympic Games.
Maybe just the
pressure of this final, is really
telling on the girls now.
Noo Sweden are starting to throw
stones away. They know that, they
don't want to give any help
whatsoever to the Koreans.
And this is one of the things about
curling as well, that you almost
feel like there, you should be able
to play your joke or something and
get double score, or...
you are so far up you start playing
this clinical game where you blast
everything you see.
facetious, Sweden have earned their
position here, and they have every
right to just play this out.
Not give Korea any opportunities, we
still have three ends to go, and I
say only, they are five behind. Get
a two, a steal and a two. Don't look
at pep like that. I am trying to
keep people interested.
every likelihood that Korea could
get a two here, because there is two
guards up and Anna can only take one
of them. But you have to play the
score board after that, and these
girls won't be at all worried by
losing that two because they get the
hammer straight back and they can
Sofia Mabergs is having a perfect
game. You have to put her in
contention for the best league in
the world, in the women's game.
would that be if she finished this
Olympic final, winning a Olympic
gold medal on 100%?
confidently say she contributed
One of the great things about this
Korean team they don't give up.
Their demeanour doesn't change, it
doesn't matter whether they are
winning by five or losing by five,
they are still plugging away, still
trying to make things happen.
So Knochenhauer. Slightly shaky
start, certainly settled down to her
Removing the guard.
And they will want that red out of
the way also. Away it goes.
Is Medal ceremony will be after this
Bronze medallist Japan. I am sure
they are kicking round somewhere. I
haven't seen them in here yet. I am
sure they won't be too far away.
So this the opportunity for Korea to
use that corner guard they have got
and bring another yellow in.
I don't think this is going to have
the legs though.
They are sweeping really hard, if
they can get it biting it would be
Good try but not quite enough.
in the house but it's still there,
it's still a corner, so Anna is
going to remove the top one and then
hopefully Korea will use the yellow
they have got to come round behind
The girls are very relaxed. That is
a nice position to be in.
It a pity that Korea haven't been
able to really get this crowd into
the match, they have tried their
best, both sides, I guess the crowd
and the players have tried to get
It is going to keep going.
That's been their game today. Not
getting the shots to work in the way
it has been all week.
And with every little mistake their
chances of pulling this back
This game is almost going similar to
the men's game in the fact that one
team are well ahead, and the other,
and these girlfriends, their hearts
will be pumping at the moment but
they have to keep themselves calm
because they can see the end is
Yes, and no stones kicking
round, that is also great for them.
What is nice about the currents
situation is they are so far ahead,
that they can only enjoy these last
moments of the game. When it goes
down to wire, you are almost in a
state of panic for the last few
stones, or last couple of events. I
think the elation is so different,
if it does come down to that last
sown of the last send end, it is so
tense, where you have, kind of
calmed down and as the enjoyment
just as good or is it muted? Another
good shot from Korea.
it. Freezing it against the yellow
that was left out there.
So Anna Hasselborg goes through the
same routine every single time she
throws her stone.
Good cleaner isn't
Does, cleaned her stone, her
shoe, stands up, sits down, she does
A pity for the crowd. Many of these
may have been watching curling live
for the first time. They would have
so much hope their team could win
the gold medal.
the gold medal. These women have
played eight wins in the round
robin, just the one loss.
The most important one is this one
I think it's a huge
accomplishment, not just for Korean
curling, but they're definitely
starting to close the gap on the
more traditional curling nations.
And the rest are catching up or even
passing Canada at the moment which
is really exciting for the world of
curling. What these Korean women are
doing is going to have a very long
lasting legacy here in Korea.
They're hoping they'll be able to
build on this and develop new
facilities. I think it's only going
to be good for Korean curling.
They've got a very bright future,
even this team themselves.
even this team themselves.
Hasselborg with her last stone of
this end. Doing what she's done all
day long here is cleaning things up.
Leaves it there as a bit of a
tempter. She left home, her home
town at 16 to go and be part of the
academy as a youngster. Said they'd
won the world junior championships.
Muirhead was a prolific winner. Anna
Hasselborg won the world junior
title with two of her team-mates
from this team.
from this team. And now fulfilling
the ultimate goal of winning an
Olympic gold, we're pretty sure.
7-3. 2 to go. And if they were to
pull this back it would be one of
the greatest Olympic comebacks of
It's a shame the crowd are just
getting into it now. We didn't hear
anything from them in the first
half. It's almost too late for the
They obviously are
realising the writing's on the wall
here. Doing their best to politely
raise the temperature a little bit.
But for Sweden they're just trying
to stay cool. Not get too
complacent. Not make any mistakes.
Any huge mistakes that could give
Korea even a little glimmer of hope.
Sweden have just been so much in
control. Even the first end when
Korea got their one. Picking up
shots. Being patient. Nothing
They will be wanting
this to come to an end, though. It's
hard when you're up and you're just
thinking you want it to finish.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
They have to focus. Here is a
Mabergs was thinking
she will shoot 100% in the Olympics.
Maybe she will just make it.
It's very close.
Keeping her 100% record as
far as I'm concerned.
Icing on the
cake, really. Just turned a little.
Has been very straight down there.
These four have played so well
together. You wouldn't know if she
was winning, losing, having the
worst day of her life out here, Kim
EunJung. So trying to put together
one out there.
Another tech shot here from Mabergs.
She is going to manage this. They
won't mind it, it's in the house.
That's a great shot. Doesn't matter
it's in there. She's cleared up the
four foot. She's played wonderfully
Maintains her perfect record,
They have to get this one across. Is
it going to beat? Yes. All of them
are sweeping that.
So a wonderful game of curling here
from the Swedish girls. Hopefully
we'll still get some curling fans
who are staying up watching tonight.
If you want to go and try this
sport, see if you can be as slick
and as graceful as these girls up
here in the Olympic finals, you
could go to www.trycurling.com. Put
your post code in. See where the
local ice rink is and give it a go.
All ages can play. If you fancy
trying any other sport you've
watched at the Winter Olympics, BBC
Get Inspired is another area to look
in. Pop in your post code and see
what activities are in your area.
Keeping yourself healthy is always a
This is a bit like being 3-0 down
with five minutes left to play. Just
hoping something is going to happen.
It does happen in sport.
curling we can get a scenario where
one stone changes things. We've
never had in this whole final is a
situation where we've got quite a
few stones in play, in the house,
where you're thinking, the sort of
thing that Eve Muirhead had
yesterday, you-a big shot to get to
or give up a -- you have a big shot
to get to or give up a 1. Nearly.
There's never been that cluster of
stones all stuck in the one foot or
the centre. It's been quite a very
I think that's been a
deliberate ploy by Sweden. They're
playing to the crowd a little bit
now. They're relaxing. Every stone
that goes by, as I said earlier,
that gold medal ever closer.
was almost a bit of an exhibition
shot to finish there from Agnes.
Four more to come for Sweden. Korea
still trying as hard as they can.
And that's all they can do. They're
not quite putting the stones where
they want so they will keep trying.
Sara McManus has been absolutely
superb. I've enjoyed watching her
play. Doesn't matter what shot she's
been asked to make she's been very
Sara McManus has been
asked to I think run the top yellow
into the back ones. Oh, no, she's
come past the side. Great shot.
Ping, ping. Out they go.
mean, their whole demeanour, they've
got just that comfortable lead of
four stones and they can relax and
play some really, really impressive
So Sara McManus with a
superb shot there. Taking both of
those Korean stones. And now Korea
will keep trying again. Trying to
use that guard that's out there, the
corner guard. Get something working.
They're all just plugging away.
Another nice draw in the guard from
Sweden get a little bit
overconfident but they're running
out of stones here and running out
So that is right
in behind the corner.
one of those things you see at the
start of all four of them coming to
play light. You know what I mean.
Never mind. Charlie's Angels or
something. They all walk up to the
camera and look and end up in a
line. The four of them have been
sensational all week. And they've
found their best form at the right
time, beating Great Britain in the
semifinal. Played well on that
occasion. And they have been
relentless in this final.
the decision? Going to take away the
high corner? Looking to just skinny
that and maybe come across. Don't
think, it's way too high to get some
of the reds. But if she catches it
You wouldn't put
anything past McManus at the minute,
They can't hear me down there, can
If you're concerned at all
that you're going to struggle with
coming off the curling over the last
two weeks and gain some post
competition blues, then there is
going to be some more kind of bonus
coverage, if you like, to help you
come off it slowly. We have got a
challenge kind of event between the
two British Olympic teams - the
men's and the women's against the
reigning Scottish champions crowned
in the last few weeks. The women's
champions and the best of three
games in Perth. And you can catch
some of the coverage on BBC Sport.
Go to the website to find out
details about that. And the world
juniors are coming up in Aberdeen at
the start of March too. So plenty
more curling to feast your eyes on.
That maybe sums up that exclamation.
That is not moving at all. Straight
all the way down almost. Although
it's in there, it didn't turn,
So this is a dilemma. These stones
are pretty much just biting the
eight foot, touching it. Do you draw
to the one foot and hit or hit and
roll and lose one? That's where the
strategy of the game and the tactics
of the game come into play. You
really have to play the shot you're
most comfortable with. As long as
you call the shot and you make it,
it's the right shot I think.
So do of course have the hammer --
Sweden do of course have the hammer
in this ninth end. They could wrap
it up here. Korea could keep it
going. Sweden now lie shot. They'll
just try and use this red and try
and tuck in behind the red at the
top of the house. Still trying,
Korea. Still hoping that a mistake
appears from nowhere.
appears from nowhere. It would have
to be a massive error from
Hasselborg, which I don't think will
happen. There is no evidence she
will make any big mistakes based on
the play today.
the play today. Kim EunJung trying
her best to keep her team hanging on
here. She's not been at her best
today, that's for sure. But really
hasn't been allowed to play, hasn't
been allowed to get her team into
this match at all. The crowd just
cheering that one.
cheering that one. The opportunity
of a gold medal has pretty much
disappeared. The silver medal, as we
said earlier, is something which I'm
not sure kneof them would have
dreamt about about, thought about
before these Olympic Games started.
They've been the stars of the show
for much of the week but they've had
to play second fiddle to Sweden
today. I just wonder if she gets the
one here, whether we'll see a hand
shake. It will be 8-3.
shake. It will be 8-3. So Anna
Hasselborg, Sara McManus watching
on. The Swedish team have been by
far the best in this final and this
could well be the end of the match
here. She just wants to get a one.
Which she does. Sweden lead 8-3. Now
what's going to happen here? The
Korean team come and have a chat
with each other. Sweden know the
gold medal is theirs. There's no way
they're going to give up five in the
last end. Is it worth going on?
really expected to see these girls
Here we go. It's
Sweden's gold medal. A clinical
performance from Sweden. Controlled
the match from the early stages.
Never allowed Korea to get the crowd
going, get them excited. And they
are jumping for joy. And Korea have
got so much to be proud of. Not the
gold medal they and their country
hoped for. That goes to Sweden. The
third time Sweden have won the gold
medal in the last four Olympic Games
and it was a silver the last time.
They have been getting better and
better all the way through the
competition. The victors over Great
Britain in the semifinals. They've
now they'ven Korea in the final.
Sweden -- they've beaten Korea in
the final. Sweden win the gold. And
Korea settle for silver. Well, three
of them have been together for so
long and Hasselborg and the two-time
Olympic must have enjoyed that --
champion must have enjoyed that.
Congratulations to Sweden. Sweden
too good. In their fourth
consecutive Olympic curling final,
winning three of them. We saw some
sports history because that was
Korea's first-ever medal in curling.
Congratulations to Sweden and Korea.
It's with regards to tonight's
closing ceremony. The IOC executive
board has recommended that Russian
athletes should not be allowed to
march under their own flag. The full
membership will vote on that
proposal later on today and of
course we'll keep you updated as
things happen, as soon as they do.
On a lighter note, however, Twitter
- we've been asking you to get in
touch. And asking you what is your
moment of the Games? Lots of you
have been in touch. "It is simply
Shaun White. The halfpipe gold
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Then we have Stu who says, "When Don
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more lines from the commentary team.
Now, though, while we've been
speaking there is action happening
over at the Olympic