The finalists of the women’s curling tournament of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics were defined. Russia will play against China in the main game of the discipline. The men’s team of Russia will participate in the bronze medal game with Switzerland.
In semifinals Russia was playing with Croatia. It was not too difficult for Russia. In the middle of the game it became clear that the game will be won by the team of host country. So in the 9th end it was decided to award the victory to Russia. The final score is 8:2 for host country.
«We were feeling confident in the semifinals, – said the skip of Russian team Svetlana Tsedik. – Tomorrow we will play in the final and we hope to win». Svetlana has also noted that no special preparations will be done before the final game. «We will win if it’s God’s will», – concluded the skip.
One more semifinal game was held between Canada and China. The team of China has demonstrated once again that they are among the world leaders of curling. In 2nd end they got 4 points. This made them feel confident and win Canada with the score 9-4.
The media-center of the tournament has asked the player from China Ming Ming Wang about the process of getting ready for the game against Russia. «We will try to be as serious as possible. Our coach said that we had to win anyway, we don’t need the second place», – said Chinese player.
Canada and Croatia will play in the bronze medal game.
The men’s team of Russia was not able to win in the semifinal game though they were very close to getting to the final. In the game Russia vs. China the winner was defined only in the last end. The score was 4:4 when the accurate final throw of China put an end to a game.
«We could win China but the luck was not on our side. After the final throw of China we realized that we will not compete for the medals, – said the player of Russia Oleg Darchiev.
In the final China will play against Canada that defeated Switzerland in the semifinal with the score 8:4.
«We won because the team Switzerland made a lot of mistakes», – said the player of Canada John Gessner.
«This was a very long way for us to win the medal of the tournament», – said the Canadian player.
Tomorrow, on April’05 the men’s team of Russia will play in the bronze medal game with Switzerland. In round robin the game Russia vs. Switzerland ended with the final score 8:5 for Switzerland.