Winter Olympics Day 13: Team UK Curlers Host USA Semi-Final, Breaking News, Results & Medal Table

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The British men’s team dominated the group stages of curling to advance to the semi-finals of the Winter Olympics as the No. 1 seed.

Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan beat Canada 5-2 to give them eight wins from nine group games and put them ahead.

The United States are the only team to beat the British quartet so far, and the two nations will play again shortly after midday on Thursday.

Looking ahead to the semi-final, a victory that would guarantee a British medal at these Games, Mouat said: “If we go out and play our best game we will be hard to beat, we are playing really well and really happy the way which we communicate there.

“We’ll just have to try to replicate what we did there today.”

Great Britain also has finalists in the men’s and women’s halfpipe events.

Teenager Zoe Atkin finished fourth in qualifying with a best streak of 86.75 points while Eileen Gu, already with a gold and silver medal at these Games, was a class apart from the rest of the field with two scores in the 90s. Her best run of 95.50 was six points ahead of the second best qualifier, Canadian Rachael Karker.

Atkin, 19, admitted afterwards: “I was really nervous. Sometimes qualifying can be even more nerve-wracking than finals, so I just wanted to put one in there.

“After I got my first run I was like ‘phew, the pressure is off’. I have some tricks I could implement tomorrow, but you’ll have to watch and see.

British teenager Zoe Atkin advances to women’s halfpipe final

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Gus Kenworthy, whose preparation in Beijing was derailed by concussions, Covid and injuries, snuck into the men’s final. He fell on his first run but finished 12and – the last qualifying place – in the second leg.

Meanwhile, Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympic horror show continued as she recorded her third DNF of the event. The American is only the second woman in history to participate in all six alpine events.

But after finishing fifth in the downhill section of the Alpine Combined, she again failed to complete the slalom stage. She has one last chance for a medal in the mixed team parallel slalom event.

Winter Olympics medal table

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

Norway

13

seven

8

28

2

Germany

ten

6

4

20

3

United States

8

8

4

20

4

China

seven

4

2

13

5

Austria

6

seven

4

17

6

Netherlands

6

4

4

14

6=

Sweden

6

4

4

14

8

Switzerland

6

1

5

12

9

ROCK

4

8

12

24

ten

France

4

seven

2

13

Britain

0

0

0

0

Table correct at 07:30 GMT on 02/17/2022.


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