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British curler Muirhead book Olympic semi-final place

21 February 2018

The mission was hard and despite coach Adam Kingsbury recognizing the "must-win games", Team Homan fell to Great Britain 6-5 - in a game that declared a victor on one of the final throws of the game.

The Canadians needed to win it and their round-robin finale against Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation to avoid elimination.

She said: "It was a great team performance, it shows we have a lot of determination, a lot of patience and I'm really delighted to get the semi-final spot". "We wanted to try to make the playoffs for Canada". We never gave up. "There are a lot of other great teams out there that made shots in key times and that's how curling goes sometimes".

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Adding intrigue to this already dramatic matchup is the presence of a Canadian curling legend on the British side - four-time Brier and world champion Glenn Howard is coaching Muirhead's team. Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa was 5-3 ahead of Muirhead at 5-4.

What makes this moment even better though, is that Germain allegedly missed the end of the match as Canada picked up the 8-3 win, because, wait for it. he was getting beers.

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Then after Japan answered with a deuce, Homan scored two points in the seventh, prompting her opponent to concede. Homan's shooter rolled wide on a takeout, leaving Muirhead a draw for two.

Homan was Wednesday, a fifth setback in the tournament. Her shooter stayed in the rings for a point and a 4-2 lead.

After a stronger start for Canada, Britain managed to finally level the match in the eighth, after Muirhead removed two Canadian stones with her shot of the Games.

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Facing an nearly impossible situation, with a Great Britain rock covering the button behind guards, Homan tried to draw her last rock to the back of the four-foot to cut the score down to one point, but it came up light. Muirhead had hammer to start the game and hit for one in the first.

British curler Muirhead book Olympic semi-final place