China becomes an individual leader of men’s curling tournament

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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».

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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.

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