Murdoch delight soothes the pain of Eve’s Canada demise

Published: 20/02/2014

Great Britain skip David Murdoch could only describe guaranteeing his first Winters Olympic medal after 12 years of effort as “outrageous” following a dramatic 6-5 semi-final win against Sweden in Sochi yesterday.

The 35-year-old, who lost the bronze medal match to the United States at the 2006 Olympics in Turin and was knocked out in a tie-break by Sweden at Vancouver 2010, was under even more pressure at the Ice Cube Curling Centre after the GB women’s team had lost to Canada in their last-four game earlier in the day.

However, in the final throw of 10 compelling ends, the Lockerbie-born skip replicated his thrilling last-stone win in the tie-break against Norway to set up a final appearance against Canada tomorrow, where he will be assured of a silver medal at least.

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