February 23, 2018 / 9:40 AM / a month ago

Curling - Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada’s Olympic curling nightmare was completed on Friday when the men’s team, gold medallists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 to Switzerland in the bronze medal match.

Curling - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Bronze Medal Match - Switzerland v Canada - Gangneung Curling Center - Gangneung, South Korea - February 23, 2018 - Switzerland players celebrate after winning the match. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Canada’s men had missed out on the final for the first time since the event was reintroduced to the Games in 1998 and their defeat followed the failure of the Canadian women’s team to win a medal for the first time since 1998.

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Switzerland’s triumph matched their third place from 2010.

Sweden will play the United States in the final on Saturday with both seeking to win gold for the first time.

Reporting by Mitch Phillips, editing by Ed Osmond

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