US Men Win Curling Gold, Take Silver in Big Air


With the King of Sweden and Ivanka Trump looking on - and bolstered by social media messages from actor Mr. T., National Football League quarterback Aaron Rodgers and speedskater Dan Jansen - Shuster skipped the Americans from a 2-4 record at the start of pool play to five wins in a row, starting with a victory over three-time defending Olympic champion Canada.

Skipper John Shuster threaded the needle for a ideal shot to take two Sweden stones out of the scoring range and give America five scoring stones, creating a virtually insurmountable 10-5 lead.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range.

Outlets report the win is particularly surprising because Team USA had been on the verge of elimination multiple times throughout the tournament. The actress Kirstie Alley getting into a Twitter spat with the team account handled during the Games by a USA Curling video man.

When Sweden finally conceded the game in 10th end, the jam-packed Curling Club crowd went wild.

"I think what I was able to accomplish and come this this week is definitely a story that we can have forever", Shuster said.

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"Tell you what it was a lot of fun", Shuster said after the game. Police say the three allegedly got into a auto in front of a bar and drove it near the athletes village before they were detained by police on patrol.

The atmosphere at the beginning of the night was electric as members were nervous and excited to watch the match. Shuster said a gold medal in curling "is a gold medal in curling".

Sweden jumped back ahead 4-3 with two in the fifth but the US came out of the break with a pair of their own. He walked his family to the far entrance of the curling center and let his wife "talk me off the cliff".

After the USA scored their five a reeling Sweden chipped two off the deficit in the ninth but there was too much damage to fix and the Swedes finally conceded in the 10th.

She was seated above the sheet on Saturday, in between Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming - who won silver medals in 2006 as the American two-woman bobsled team.

But when the Americans looked at the medals draped around their necks, there was a problem: They had been given the ones engraved for the women's winners.

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It would take a ideal shot, and Shuster was up to the task.

The Swedes would not be rattled, answering with two in the fifth as the seesaw battle continued with the US replying with a pair in the sixth and Sweden getting one back in the seventh to leave the teams deadlocked on 5-5 with three ends to play.

The Olympic champions were given medals for the women curlers who play Sunday.

"We always knew we had it in us, but to do it when it matters most is what I'm most proud of overall".

A possible pivotal moment came late in the fifth end, when Shuster delivered a stone that slid through the house, seemingly destined to kiss a Swedish stone and replace it in the house.

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