American Men Win Olympic Curling Gold Medal

posted by Bill Galluccio - 

The American men's curling team defeated Sweden 10-7 to win the first ever gold medal for the U.S. in the sport. The gold medal caps off an amazing comeback for "Team Reject "after starting off the Olympic tournament with a record of 2-4. 

The team, helmed by captain John Shuster, turned it all around, pulling off five straight victories including two wins against Canada. 

In the gold medal game, the U.S. was locked in a tight contest with Sweden until the eighth end. With the scored knotted at five, the U.S. team scored a rare five-point end, taking a 10-5 lead, which they would not relinquish. 

"I was happy to make that last shot for all of these guys and all the shots they made throughout the game and throughout this week," Shuster said, lavishing praise on his compatriots. Later, he continued, "I'll never stop thanking these guys for what they did for me as teammates and as friends."

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