Friday, February 26, 2010

Disappointing: Two Blown Chances for Gold

The women curlers from Canada had two chances to win the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but Bernard didn't make either shot, and Sweden repeated as gold medal winners.

What a sinking feeling. One can easily understand how silver medalists don't look so happy on the podium, especially when they know they could (and should?) have won the gold.

In the tenth end, Bernard had a hit for the win, but didn't quite curl enough and jammed the Swedish rock, allowing Norberg to tie the game. As an addendum, it looks as if the official scorers decided that Canada out-curled Sweden, but it sure didn't look that way to me.

The extra end got away from Canada, but Bernard had a pretty straight-forward double for the win. Again, her shot was just on the wrong side of the nose of the Swedish stone, leaving a steal of one for Sweden.

Well, neither Alan nor I thought Bernard's rink would win the gold. We both thought the Chinese rink would win gold, but they took the bronze.



At 2/27/2010 10:40 a.m., Blogger Oemissions said...

Removing the guards was a mistake.
Better to have added more guards

At 3/01/2010 10:29 a.m., Blogger Ageless North Shore said...

We really got into curling this year. Chicago has a curling club and our blog covered a bonspiel.

The US had a bad go of it as well as John Shuster missed some shots.

Good Curling


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