Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – Canada captured its first Olympic women’s curling gold since 1998 with a 6-3 upset win over defending champion Sweden in the final Thursday at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Skipped by Jennifer Jones, who took to the rink appropriately wearing golden eye shadow, Canada ended Sweden’s hopes of a third successive Olympic title.
Canada also matched the achievement of compatriot Kevin Martin’s men’s team, who won the title in 2010 by going through the tournament undefeated.
Earlier, Britain defeated Switzerland 6-5 to take the bronze for its first women’s Olympic curling medal since Rhona Martin team’s gold in 2002.
“It’s a dream come true. This is the medal we’ve been missing and to win it with four of my best friends feels so special,” said skipper Eve Muirhead, who won with fellow Scots Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton.