Bruce Mouat’s men’s flex team made it to the gold medal match after beating the US 8-4 in the semifinals at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
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Great Britain is finally guaranteed to win the first medal of the challenging Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Bruce Mouat’s men’s flex team beat the US 8-4 in the semifinals to claim the gold medal, winning at least one silver.
They will face Sweden for the final prize, while the US will face Canada with the bronze medal at stake.
Fighting back after a nightmarish start in which they conceded two goals with the ‘hammer’ in the first half, they led by a point at half-way.
The Americans ended up empty-handed three times in a row as they looked for bigger profits to take their last kick advantage, but were forced to concede a goal in the ninth half.
Taking a 6-4 lead in the final, Mouat’s team retained control, and as the United States’ John Shuster’s final knockdown effort went awry, the Englishman’s advance was assured. .
It comes after a series of disappointments for British medal hopefuls in a series of events, but ensures Team GB won’t end the Olympics empty-handed for the first time in 30 years.
Britain’s women’s tennis players are also racing for medals after beating the Russian Olympic Committee in their final round-robin match that helped them reach the semi-finals.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/breaking-team-gb-winter-olympics-26259391 Team GB secured its first Winter Olympics medal as the men's irons team reached the finals