Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Korean Women's Curling Team Defeats Canada 8

Korean Women's Curling Team Defeats Canada 8

Expectations are high for Homan, Miskew, Courtney and Weagle, all of whom earned an Olympic berth by winning December's Roar of the Rings tournament in Ottawa.

Athletes of South Korea's women curling team participates in a round robin game with Canada at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, a sub-host city of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, on February 15, 2018. The move backfired with Kim stealing a big three points for an 8-4 lead.

Skip Eve Muirhead's team were 3-0 up after the opening end and stretched their lead to an unassailable seven points by the seventh end, with the OAR team deciding to shake hands and sportingly congratulate GB on a comprehensive win.

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Down 5-4 with the hammer, instead of drawing to the button for one and the tie, Homan attempted a multi-stone takeout that failed and South Korea stole three to go up 8-4.

Canada, a curling powerhouse which won the World Women's Curling Championship past year, is considered the strongest team at the Olympics. Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg skipped the Canadian team to a gold medal against Sweden at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Much falling on the ice ensues.

The Globe's Shelby Blackley teaches Patrick Dell the basic differences between traditional and mixed doubles curling, which is new to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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