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Canada to face Sweden in Olympic women's curling final

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According to the Sochi 2014 website on Wednesday, Team Canada is one win away from an Olympic gold medal in women's curling.

On Wednesday, the Canadians defeated Great Britain 6-4 in the semi-final and will now play Sweden on Thursday for women's curling's ultimate prize. Sweden defeated Switzerland 7-5 in the other semi-final.

The Canadian victory was not easy. Canadian skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, Manitoba needed to draw to the four foot against three Great Britain stones in the tenth end to be victorious. Jones delivered and Canada is guaranteed its fifth consecutive medal in women's Olympic curling.

One area where improvement is required on the Canadian team is the play of second Jill Officer. Twice Officer flashed (once in the seventh end and again in the eighth end), but luckily her mistake did not cost the Canadians.

Canada got off to an early 2-0 lead in the first end when Great Britain skip Eve Muirhead's stone picked and then stole a point in the second end when Muirhead was unable to hit and stick.

Canada also got two key double take outs from Jones and third Kaitlyn Lawes that preserved the Canadian momentum in the latter ends.

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