Games of the 7th round of men’s curling tournament were held today in the Ice Palace of Khanty-Mansiysk.
The team of China won South Korea (5:4) thus becoming an individual leader of men’s curling competitions. Chinese team has won all 6 games played in Khanty-Mansiysk.
In Russian squad several changes were made. The coach of the team Oleg Prigorenko changed the skip Yury Makeev. Maybe this change allowed Russia to win— 8:4.
«Why did we change the skip? The only answer is: we are not satisfied with our result and the tactics of our games, — said the coach of men’s team. — Today our result improved, but we still continue to make some mistakes. Now we will analyze them and will get tuned to our next game».
He also added that the current line-up of men’s curling team was formed long before and it was decided not to change the athletes though there was such an opportunity. «Most likely, it was a psychological aspect in changing the skip and it was successful», – said the coach of Russian team.
It is to be reminded that men’s curling team of Russia lost all its chances to compete for the medals of the tournament. Russialost 5 gamesandwononly 2. There are two more games ahead: Russia will be playing with USA and Ukraine.
In other games of the round Ukraine defeated Japan 6:7. Japanese team was leading until the 6th end and them Ukraine took the initiative and won 3 points in the last ends. Switzerland defeated USA with the score 9:4.