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Canada strikes Olympic gold in women's curling

Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen
Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwenTrevor Hagan, Getty Images

According to the Sochi 2014 website, Canada has beaten Sweden 6-3 on Thursday to win the gold medal in women's curling at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The turning point in the gold medal game came in the ninth end. Sweden made two mistakes early in the end, as one of their stones picked and then a stone from Swedish third Christina Bertrup was too deep. After Canadian skip Jennifer Jones made a great draw to the button, Swedish fourth stone thrower Maria Prytz racked off as Swedish stone at the top of the four foot allowing Team Canada to steal two points.

With the win, team Canada has now won 19 medals--six gold medals, nine silver medals and four bronze medals. Team Canada sits in fifth place in the overall medal standings.

This was the first time since the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano that Canada won the gold medal in women's curling. The Jennifer Jones team from Winnipeg, Manitoba that included third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen also become the first women's curling team in the history of the Olympic Winter Games to go undefeated in the entire tournament.