In Beijing, billiards was one of the events where Britain could shine in a disappointing Games for the country.
On Sunday, the women’s team took home the country’s only gold medal at the Olympics, beating Japan 10-3. That was followed by the men’s team silver win on Saturday, after losing to Sweden, 5-4, giving Britain its first medal at the Olympics.
The women’s match was a rematch of the bronze medal match from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. In that match, the Japanese defeated the British 5-3.
England advanced to the gold medal match after beating Sweden by a single point in Friday’s semi-final. (Sweden went on to win bronze.)
The British women’s team won a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and a gold medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Japan has won six of its 10 matches in Beijing, winning 8-6 over Switzerland on Friday to advance to the gold medal match.
Japan’s strong showing reflects the sport’s growing interest and growth in East Asia.
In Japan, workers hairdressing are celebrities and their “sodanee” or “OK” cries on the ice rink have become a buzzword. Their snacking habits used to be national news.
In Korea, the number of viewers watching foosball on television has skyrocketed and “Garlic girl“Has become a fixture in the last two congresses. They were knocked out of the group stage of the Olympic tournament on Thursday by Sweden.
And in China, the government hired a three-time world champion to coach its teams. In many parts of the country, amateur curlers are push pots and pans high pressure cooking on outdoor ice, sweep the ice with your own hands with a regular broom.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/19/sports/olympics/britain-womens-curling-gold.html He won gold in women’s wrestling