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Curling LIVE: 2022 Winter Olympics updates as Team GB aim for medal today

By on February 7, 2022 0

Kirsty Muir: Youngest athlete on the British team’s first jump at the Beijing Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are in full swing on a dramatic fourth day in Beijing after two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin crashed out of the giant slalom after the 26-year-old lost an advantage at the fifth gate of the first run and skied. Still to come are a series of action in ice hockey, luge, speed skating and ski jumping, as well as Great Britain’s mixed doubles curling semi-final against Norway. The Norwegians beat British duo Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat yesterday but both still reached the semi-finals, where they find themselves with medal hopes on the line.

Earlier Monday, snowboarder Max Parrot soared in the men’s snowboard slopestyle as the cancer survivor won gold for Canada. An upgrade from the silver he won at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, Parrot was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a type of blood cancer – in December 2018, causing him to miss all of next season. . But for three years, he sits at the top of the Olympic podium, alongside his compatriot Mark McMorris who won bronze.

Kirsty Muir, 17, showed her courage to make it to the final of the Big Air Olympic freestyle competition at the site of a former state-owned steelworks on the outskirts of Beijing. Muir, the youngest member of Team GB’s 50-member squad, landed her first jump with a score of 89.25, the second-highest in the qualifying session which was only beaten by the Former French World Cup winner Tess Ledeux.

Follow all the latest Winter Olympics news, updates and results below:

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

Norway took the lead for the first time in the semi-final before the seventh end.

The first rock for Norway went over the line and GB played a great shot to make the Norwegian rock vulnerable in midfield.

With the second stone, Norway again hit another loop away from the line and Mouat followed that up with a similar shot into Dodds’ first stone.

Nedregotten made a great play with the third stone embracing the grouped GB stones. Mouat released one of Norway’s rocks, but another remained in contention to score.

In the fourth, Norway had a great shot hitting GB’s stone, but they left their stones open for a double out. Mouat hit a stone but it was a missed chance as Norway still had two stones in play. A change of pace?

With the final stone Norway placed a guard for their stones, a mistake as they were misplaced, and GB took the time to talk tactics in this very important end. GB lays its last stone in the central zone

Norway 5-5 GB after the seventh end.

Italy qualified for the gold medal game.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 1:30 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

Norway continued the game in the sixth end, being two to GB with three ends to play.

Dodds used the first stone to move the guard but it didn’t quite reach the halfway line and Skaslien also didn’t place hers exactly where she wanted it. She wanted him behind GB’s rock but he was shifted slightly to the right.

It was a great shot with GB’s second stone as they knocked Norway’s stone off the pitch to clear their way. Norway’s second was a mistake because he had too many.

In the third, Mouat had the opportunity to capitalize on the error but it went too high. Norway made another mistake and they don’t quite judge the right line, GB must take advantage of Norway’s slippery form.

However, Mouat hit a Norwegian stone into the target as they attempted a brace. Norway tried to stop GB from hitting the double again but failed and so it came to the last stone.

Dodds tried the power play, but it didn’t go to plan as they only hit one offside, allowing Norway to come back into the game and take the lead.

Norway 5-4 GB after the sixth end. What a great performance from Norway.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 1:16 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

GB has the hammer in the fifth end with Norway throwing first. Skaslien hit a big loop that ended up hitting the hammer and Dodds’ first rock was the perfect sequel. She struck the cornerstone of Norway.

The second saw Norway pull off a near-perfect attempt with them firmly in the inner circle. Mouat had to work hard to place theirs and it failed.

The third wasn’t where Norway wanted it to be as it left an open double for Mouat to strike. And the British star managed to strike well, one of the best shots of the match, by dismissing two rocks from Norway.

Norway placed a guard with their fourth in order to make life difficult for GB. Mouat’s fourth flooded the pitch with GB stones.

And the last stone Norway was keeping again, hoping to get one from this end, but GB managed to stop it.

Norway 2-4 GB after the fifth end.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 1:06 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

We are halfway through and the teams are taking a break.

Great Britain have a slight advantage here, but Norway could fight back, who will win? Back in progress shortly.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 12:56 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

Dodds’ accuracy before that end was 95% and she continued her great form with the first rock for GB planting straight through the middle. Norway, meanwhile, landed too recently.

The second stone for GB ended up in the inner circle with increasing pressure on Norway, but they did well with their second stone.

GB took the time to talk tactics before throwing his third rock and it didn’t pay off with too much power. Norway capitalized on the error by hitting a stone.

The fourth rock saw a good shot from Mouat and Norway tried to pull GB out but was rolled too much to keep Britain out in the end.

GB had a delicious shot with their last rock, Norway had a chance to score three but they missed. What a semi we have on our hands!

Norway 2-3 GB after the fourth end.

Italy are ahead in the other semi-final against Sweden.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 12:52 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

GB now has the hammer with Norway throwing the first stone. Skaslien placed the stone perfectly and Dodds followed it up with an equally good shot. These two are very even at the moment.

The second rock saw Norway put too much power on for them to land on the outer circle. Mouat threw a large stone which landed on the inner circle.

Norway’s third rock had its worst end yet, it was slightly too high despite one of GB’s rocks being hit. Mouat struck well again and knocked Norway’s stone out of play.

Norway’s fourth couldn’t get enough and GB responded with a perfect shot to place another GB stone firmly on the inner circle.

Skaslien salutes! wow! The last rock saw Norway hit three of GB’s rocks. A huge game after a disappointing end for the Norwegian pair. But Dodds fought back and GB scored a deuce!

Norway 1-3 GB after the third end.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 12:39 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

GB’s first stone is again perfectly placed, with the pair having a great start to the semi-final. Norway made the inner circle with theirs and it was better from Kristen Skaslien.

Jennifer Dodds’ second stone saw GB plant a nice guard for her first stone, but Nedregotten planted a perfect stone to hit GB’s center stone on the inside circle.

The third stone was superb from Mouat as they pushed Norway’s center stone onto the inner circle with a big back and forth starting to build between the two teams. Norway responded with a fine effort to see their stone on the inner circle – total pressure on GB.

The British pair as they took some of their thinking time, each team allowed themselves some time to discuss tactics, before sending the fourth stone. It paid off as he tapped another of their rocks into the inner circle. Norway then took the time to discuss tactics and they decided to place a guard on the stones they have.

The last stone of the second end saw GB place another stone on the inner circle and Norway hit a GB stone.

Norway 1-1 GB after the second end. Game on!

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 12:28 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Mixed Doubles Curling Semi-Final

Norway have the hammer as they finished above GB in the table.

The first stone for GB is perfectly placed, almost directly in the center. Norway didn’t get off to such a good start with their first stone ending up in the blue ring.

GB’s second stone is well placed and Norway’s second knocks GB’s guard off target.

Bruce Mouat tried to replace the guard with the third stone, but it didn’t quite reach the halfway line. Norway then slammed one of GB’s stones offside – a superb shot from Magnus Nedregotten.

The fourth rock was superb from GB who hit the two rocks from Norway. One game and the other towards the outer ring and Norway passed its fourth. He knocked one of the GB out of the center but pushed another closer.

And the last rock GB had in the inside ring with Norway pushing theirs too far to score extras.

Norway 0-1 GB after the first end.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 12:14 p.m.

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2022 Winter Olympics: Who’s in the other curling semi-final?

The mixed doubles curling semi-final between Great Britain and Norway will begin in a few minutes.

The other half will see Italy and Sweden.

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 12:01

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2022 Winter Olympics: curling will start soon

The British curling mixed doubles semi-final will begin soon and Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat will face Norway’s Kristen Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten.

The British duo is aware of the difficulty of reaching the final.

“It’s going to be a battle out there tonight,” Dodds said. “If we correct the mistakes we made against them last night, it will be a close game – every time we’ve played them so far it’s always been close.

“Obviously we didn’t play our best against them last night, but after that performance against USA I think we can take a lot of confidence in tonight’s game.”

Sarah RendelFebruary 7, 2022 11:50 am