U.S. men win curling gold over Swedish team

By Sam Howard  |  Feb. 24, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The latest gold medal for Team USA at the Pyeongchang Olympics came from its men's curling squad.

Team USA beat Sweden 10-7 on Saturday after previously falling to the Swedes 10-4 during the round-robin stage of the Olympic tournament.

It was a big achievement for Team USA -- marking the first American gold medal in curling events -- led by skip John Shuster. Shuster was joined by John Landsteiner, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton and alternate Joe Polo, according to Team USA's website.

Men's curling has been a historically weak sport for Team USA. In Sochi, the men's team came in ninth place and at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, the squad came in last place.

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