Canada won the gold medal in women’s curling, defeating Sweden 6-3, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. They lost to Sweden in Vancouver four years ago.
The women curled undefeated through the tournament to win their second gold medal. Curling was first introduced in the 1998 Olympic games, and Canada defeated Denmark for the gold then. Sweden won gold in the last two Olympics.
Curling is Canada’s second most popular sport. The men can win the gold on Friday. No country has ever won both gold medals in curling. Skip Jennifer Jones is thrilled with the results.
“I don’t think the magnitude of it has really sunk in yet. It’s been so emotional,” said Jones, a lawyer by profession.
“We are Olympic gold medalists, it is something that you dream of your entire life. It is what every athlete wants to do and we did it.”
Great Britain won the bronze to cap off a record-setting Winter Olympics for them. They defeated Switzerland 6-5. Their bronze medal gives them four medals total, which is the most medals Great Britain has won in the Winter Olympics since 1924.