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Edin Skips Sweden To Olympic Curling Gold, Britain 2nd

Feb 19, 2022, 6:17 AM | Updated: 6:26 am

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Gold medallists Daniel Magnusson, Christoffer Sundgren, Rasmus ...

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Gold medallists Daniel Magnusson, Christoffer Sundgren, Rasmus Wranaa, Oskar Eriksson and Niklas Edin of Team Sweden pose during the Men's Curling Medal Ceremony on Day 14 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Aquatics Centre on February 19, 2022 in Beijing, China.

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BEIJING (AP) — Niklas Edin of Sweden claimed the only major title missing from a career in which he’s established himself as the most decorated skip in curling history.

Edin led Sweden to the gold medal by beating Britain 5-4 in the first extra-end men’s final in Olympic history.

Edin took advantage of the last-rock advantage in the first tiebreaker end and put his penultimate stone into the center of the target area.

The Swedes had clinched it when British skip Bruce Mouat failed to knock it out on a ricochet.

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Edin Skips Sweden To Olympic Curling Gold, Britain 2nd