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Canadian men’s curlers fall to Swiss in bronze-medal match – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201881 Views

1st time Canada’s men’s team kept off Olympic podium

For the first time ever, Canada’s men’s curling team is leaving an Olympic Games without a medal.

Canada fell to Switzerland 7-5 in the bronze-medal match Friday in South Korea, which will also mark the first time both the men’s and women’s teams were kept off the podium.

Canadian skip Kevin Koe made some key shots to keep the match close, but missed even bigger ones which allowed Switzerland to capitalize off Canada’s mistakes.

Canada, needing to score a pair to force extras, were given hope as third Marc Kennedy made a masterful shot rolling a Canadian stone into the house off another, and sticking his shooter in the house to give Canada a chance.

And after Swiss fourth Benoit Schwarz missed a double takeout attempt, Koe had a chance at a double himself. But the Calgary native missed, allowing Schwarz to take out both Canadian stones for the win.

Read More: https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canadian-men-curlers-fall-swiss-bronze-medal-match.html

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