Eve Muirhead happy with 'fantastic start' as GB teams open with victory

Evarado Alatorre
Febrero 15, 2018

The scores were level at 5-5 going into the final end, but Kyle Smith sealed victory with the final stone.

Eve Muirhead during the Women's Round Robin Session 1 match against Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation at the Gangneung Curling Centre.

Earlier, GB's women lost 7-4 to the United States in their second match.

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Victory against China means Britain's women, who Muirhead led to bronze at Sochi in 2014, appear well placed to progress from the round-robin stage and reach the knockout phase.

They are third in the 10-team group, with six round-robin matches remaining.

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Britain lost to the USA, who are three places lower in the world rankings, before showing resilience to fight back and beat the Chinese.

Britain, skipped by Kyle Smith, trailed 4-3 after eight ends but took a 5-4 lead on end nine.

And it was Muirhead, with a reputation for composure and class when push comes to shove, who helped lead Britain to victory in a tense sudden-death.

"We're absolutely delighted", Muirhead said.

"It was really crucial we got a win out there having lost earlier, she told BBC".

Having fell 7-4 to U.S. earlier on Thursday, the team - led by Eve Muirhead - conceded three stones on the fourth end to trail 4-2. The top four countries qualify for the semi-finals. "It's something we try a lot in practice, so we're happy it's come good".

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