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On the way to medals! Russia defeats South Korea


The last but one round of women’s curling tournament was played today. The team of Russia defeated South Korea thus going to play-off of the competitions.

The game with South Korea was not difficult at all for the team of host country. In the middle of it the gap between Russia and South Korea was 7 points. But later on the team of Russia felt too safe and lost their concentration thus allowing South Korea to narrow the gap by winning back 2 points. One more point of Russian team won in 9th end has finished the game ahead of schedule with the final score – 11:5 for Russia.

«Our playing today was very easy and quiet. We played in our own style and felt self-confident. And luck was on our side today, – said a player of Russian team Elena Shagieva after the game. – Tomorrow we will play the last game of round robin against Croatia. There’s no time to feel relaxed, we will do our best to win tomorrow. If we win we will definitely get to the play-off where we will play with other three strongest teams of the tournament. And after this we will try as hard as we can to win gold medals of the Games», – said Russian curling player.

As for the other games of the round, two other favorites of the tournament – Canada and China – have also won without any problems. Canada defeated Ukraine – 8:6, China beat Croatia – 6:4 and Hungary won Slovakia  – 14:4.

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