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Team GB set for biggest medal haul since 1936

Britain's men's curling victory means that Team GB are now guaranteed to have their biggest Winter Olympics haul since 1936.

The men's team celebrate after beating Sweden 6-5 Credit: PA Wire

Skip David Murdoch led his team to a 6-5 victory over world champions Sweden, meaning they will come away with at least a silver medal in the final on Friday.

The women's team lost out on the chance of a gold or silver after being beaten by Canada, but they do still have a chance of picking up a bronze on Thursday.

Lizzy Yarnold took gold in the skeleton last week and Jenny Jones won a bronze medal in the slopestyle.

Winter Olympians hail 'brilliant' Team GB curlers

Team GB's skeleton competitor Shelley Rudman and Ice Dancers Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes have tweeted their reaction to the men's curling team qualifying for the final.


Team GB set for final after beating Sweden in curling

The men's British curling team will play for the gold medal at the Winter Olympics after beating world champions Sweden 6-5 in the semi-final.

Team GB reach the 2014 Men's curling final Credit: PA Wire

Skip David Murdoch's team were tied at the half-way point and it looked to be going Sweden's way early on in the sixth.

A mistake from Sweden meant a steal for Team GB, to take the game to 3-2 in Britain's favour.

Britain took a lead of 4-3 going into the ninth, but Swedish skip Niklas Edin finished the end 5-4.

The final end brought a few errors from Team GB, but skip David Murdoch kept his cool and finished the game with a 6-5 victory.

Team GB will face Canada in the final, which will be played on Friday.

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Women's curlers 'gave everything' they could

As Team GB's male curlers are playing their semi-final match, the women have been speaking about theirs.

The women lost 6-4 in their match against Canada earlier today, 19 February.

They will now play Switzerland for a bronze medal on Thursday.

Speaking after the match, Eve Muirhead said, despite the loss, they have no regrets about the way they played.

"I'm gutted and so are all the girls. I came into this tournament saying I wanted no regrets and we gave everything we could in that game. I'm proud of the girls and we've still got a chance of a medal. I don't want to come away without a medal around my neck. Our backs were against the wall but we gave it back to them and it was a high quality game. We've trained hard for this and we'll give the next match our all."

– Eve Muirhead, Team GB curling

GB's men's curlers tied at half-way point of semi-final

Great Britain's men's curling team are currently tied with Sweden at the half-way point of their semi-final match.

The teams are level at 2-2 after five ends of play at the Ice Cube Centre in Sochi.

Michael Goodfellow, Scott Andrews, Greg Drummond and skip David Murdoch Credit: PA Wire

Skip David Murdoch will now use the break to come up with his strategy for the next half. The winner will take on either China or Canada on Friday.

The women's team lost to Canada 6-4 earlier today, meaning Eve Muirhead's side will play for Bronze tomorrow.


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