China keeps the semifinal jump alive in women’s Olympic team curling

China keeps the semifinal jump alive in women's Olympic team curling

China keeps the semifinal jump alive in women's Olympic team curling
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Chinese women’s curling teams keep alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals in Beijing 2022.

BEIJING, February 16 (Xinhua) – China retained their hopes of reaching the final four of the women’s team in their 11-9 victory over Canada and 8-4 victory over Great Britain in Beijing 2022 here on Wednesday.

China, who beat the British this morning, managed to steal three points in the first two finals of tonight’s match against Canada, as jumper Jennifer Jones only noted a success rate of 19 percent.

The Canadians tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth end, but China regained a 5-3 lead before the second half.

The sixth end saw a twisted situation when Canada swallowed five points with sound build-up and good shots to move forward with 8-5, but China equalized the game again in the eighth end.

Canada scored one point in the ninth end, leaving the hammer for China in the tenth, where China scored one point to force an extra finish.

Taking advantage of Jones’ miss in her last shot, China sealed its fourth victory with two more points.

“It was probably not our very best match, a little disappointed, but it was a fun match to play,” Jones said. “They are very good curlers and amazing. They made a lot of good shots.”

“It’s our last round robin, so we decided to play our best and enjoy ourselves. If we could have played like this in previous matches, I think things will be much better for us. We draw lessons from all matches “, said Chinese skip Wang Rui.

China keeps the semifinal jump alive in women's Olympic team curling
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Also in the 11th round robin session, South Korea beat Denmark 8-7, Japan defeated the United States 10-7 and Sweden beat the Russian Olympic Committee 8-5.

In this morning’s 10th pass, Canada beat the USA 7-6, and the reigning world champion Switzerland beat PyeongChang 2018 as second South Korea with 8-4.

On the men’s side, China beat Switzerland 6-5 in their latest Olympic match. With four wins and five losses, China has no chance of advancing to the semifinals.

China keeps the semifinal jump alive in women's Olympic team curling
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Source: sn.dk


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