Sweden's skipper Niklas Edin in the European Curling championships. Photo: Anthony Anex/AP Photo/Keystone/TT
Sweden's skipper Niklas Edin in the European Curling championships. Photo: Anthony Anex/AP Photo/Keystone/TT

Sweden wins European curling gold

The Swedish men's team won gold in the European Curling Championships, winning against Norway by 5-4.

The team had won all ten matches on the way to the finals in Champéry in Switzerland, but Norway proved to be a strong contender in the final game. Only in the fourth round did Sweden manage to score its first points, before being caught up by the Norwegians again. By the tenth and final basic round the score was 4-4.

It was the Swedish skipper Niklas Edin who sent off the final stone in the decisive round. This is the eight time that Sweden's men's team has won a European Championship gold. The last time any team went unbeaten through a whole tournament was in 2000, when Finland's team did the same, TT reports.

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