Murdoch delight soothes the pain of Eve’s Canada demise
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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