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Curling at the 2014 Winter Olympics

 

Curling at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Curling
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Ice Cube Curling Center, Sochi, Russia
Dates 10–21 February 2014
Competitors 100 from 12 nations
Men's curling
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Women's curling
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Curling at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Tournament
men  women
statistics

The curling competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Ice Cube Curling Center, nicknamed "the Ice Cube".[1] It is the sixth time that curling was on the Olympic program. In both the men's and women's competitions, ten nations competed.[2] These two events took place from 10 to 21 February 2014.[3]

The Canadian women's team went through the whole competition undefeated, the first time this has happened in an Olympic women's curling competition.

Medal summary

Medal table

Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada (CAN) 2 0 0 2
2  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
Total 2 2 2 6

Medal events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
 Canada (CAN)
Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E. J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Caleb Flaxey
 Great Britain (GBR)
David Murdoch
Greg Drummond
Scott Andrews
Michael Goodfellow
Tom Brewster
 Sweden (SWE)
Niklas Edin
Sebastian Kraupp
Fredrik Lindberg
Viktor Kjäll
Oskar Eriksson
Women
 Canada (CAN)
Jennifer Jones
Kaitlyn Lawes
Jill Officer
Dawn McEwen
Kirsten Wall
 Sweden (SWE)
Margaretha Sigfridsson
Maria Prytz
Christina Bertrup
Maria Wennerström
Agnes Knochenhauer
 Great Britain (GBR)
Eve Muirhead
Anna Sloan
Vicki Adams
Claire Hamilton
Lauren Gray

Qualification

Qualification to the curling tournaments at the Winter Olympics was determined through two methods. Nations could qualify teams by earning qualification points from performances at the 2012 and 2013 World Curling Championships. Teams could also qualify through an Olympic qualification event which was held in the autumn of 2013. Seven nations qualified teams via World Championship qualification points, while two nations qualified through the qualification event. As host nation, Russia qualified teams automatically, thus making a total of ten teams per gender in the curling tournaments.[4]

Participating nations

Twelve nations participated, with the number of athletes participating per nation in parentheses. South Korea made its Olympic curling debut.

Results summary

Men

Round robin

The men's curling competition began with a round-robin tournament, where every team played every other team. The top four teams from the round robin advanced to the playoffs.

Standings
Final round robin standings
Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
Sweden Niklas Edin 8 1 60 44 38 30 18 8 86%
Canada Brad Jacobs 7 2 69 53 39 36 14 7 84%
China Liu Rui 7 2 67 50 41 37 11 5 85%
Norway Thomas Ulsrud 5 4 52 53 36 33 18 5 86%
Great Britain David Murdoch 5 4 51 49 37 35 15 8 83%
Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 4 5 54 61 32 37 17 4 81%
Russia Andrey Drozdov 3 6 58 70 36 38 13 7 77%
Switzerland Sven Michel 3 6 47 46 31 34 22 7 83%
United States John Shuster 2 7 47 58 30 39 14 7 80%
Germany John Jahr 1 8 53 74 38 39 10 9 76%
Results
Team
Canada China Denmark Germany Great Britain Norway Russia Sweden Switzerland United States Record
Canada 9–8 7–6 11–8 7–5 10–4 7–4 6–7 4–5 8–6 7–2
China 8–9 7–4 11–7 6–5 7–5 9–6 5–6 5–4 9–4 7–2
Denmark 6–7 4–7 6–3 6–8 5–3 11–10 8–5 3–9 5–9 4–5
Germany 8–11 7–11 3–6 6–7 5–8 7–8 4–8 8–7 5–8 1–8
Great Britain 5–7 5–6 8–6 7–6 6–7 7–4 4–8 4–2 5–3 5–4
Norway 4–10 5–7 3–5 8–5 7–6 9–8 4–5 5–3 7–4 5–4
Russia 4–7 6–9 10–11 8–7 4–7 8–9 4–8 7–6 7–6 3–6
Sweden 7–6 6–5 5–8 8–4 8–4 5–4 8–4 7–5 6–4 8–1
Switzerland 5–4 4–5 9–3 8–9 2–4 3–5 6–7 5–7 6–3 3–6
United States 6–8 4–9 9–5 8–5 3–5 4–7 6–7 4–6 3–6 2–7

Playoffs

The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin advanced to the playoffs. The fourth seed was determined by a tiebreaker game between Norway and Great Britain, which Great Britain won with a score of 6–5.

Semifinals Gold medal game
           
1 Sweden 5
4 Great Britain 6
4 Great Britain 3
2 Canada 9
2 Canada 10
3 China 6
Bronze medal game
     
1 Sweden 6
3 China 4
Bronze medal game

Friday, 21 February, 12:30 pm

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Sweden (Edin) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6
China (Liu) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
Player percentages
Sweden China
Viktor Kjäll 94% Zang Jialiang 86%
Fredrik Lindberg 88% Ba Dexin 91%
Sebastian Kraupp 76% Xu Xiaoming 81%
Niklas Edin 94% Liu Rui 86%
Total 88% Total 86%
Gold medal game

Friday, 21 February, 5:30 pm

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X X 3
Canada (Jacobs) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 X X 9
Player percentages
Great Britain Canada
Michael Goodfellow 92% Ryan Harnden 94%
Scott Andrews 67% E. J. Harnden 92%
Greg Drummond 88% Ryan Fry 81%
David Murdoch 69% Brad Jacobs 95%
Total 79% Total 91%

Women

Round robin

The women's curling competition began with a round-robin tournament, where every team played every other team. The top four teams from the round robin advanced to the playoffs.

Standings
Final round robin standings
Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
Canada Jennifer Jones 9 0 72 40 43 27 12 14 86%
Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 7 2 58 52 37 35 13 7 80%
Switzerland Mirjam Ott 5 4 63 60 37 38 13 7 78%
Great Britain Eve Muirhead 5 4 74 58 39 35 9 11 80%
Japan Ayumi Ogasawara 4 5 59 67 39 41 4 10 76%
Denmark Lene Nielsen 4 5 57 56 34 40 12 9 78%
China Wang Bingyu 4 5 58 62 36 38 10 4 81%
South Korea Kim Ji-sun 3 6 60 65 35 37 10 6 79%
Russia Anna Sidorova 3 6 48 56 33 35 19 6 82%
United States Erika Brown 1 8 42 75 33 40 8 5 76%
Results
Team
Canada China Denmark Great Britain Japan Russia South Korea Sweden Switzerland United States Record
Canada 9–2 8–5 9–6 8–6 5–3 9–4 9–3 8–5 7–6 9–0
China 2–9 6–9 7–8 5–8 7–5 11–3 7–6 6–10 7–4 4–5
Denmark 5–8 9–6 8–7 3–8 4–7 7–4 6–7 6–7 9–2 4–5
Great Britain 6–9 8–7 7–8 12–3 9–6 10–8 4–6 6–8 12–3 5–4
Japan 6–8 8–5 8–3 3–12 8–4 7–12 4–8 9–7 6–8 4–5
Russia 3–5 5–7 7–4 6–9 4–8 4–8 4–5 6–3 9–6 3–6
South Korea 4–9 3–11 4–7 8–10 12–7 8–4 4–7 6–8 11–2 3–6
Sweden 3–9 6–7 7–6 6–4 8–4 5–4 7–4 9–8 7–6 7–2
Switzerland 5–8 10–6 7–6 8–6 7–9 3–6 8–6 8–9 7–4 5–4
United States 6–7 4–7 2–9 3–12 8–6 6–9 2–11 6–7 4–7 1–8

Playoffs

The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin advanced to the playoffs.

Semifinals Gold medal game
           
1 Canada 6
4 Great Britain 4
1 Canada 6
2 Sweden 3
2 Sweden 7
3 Switzerland 5
Bronze medal game
     
4 Great Britain 6
3 Switzerland 5
Bronze medal game

Thursday, 20 February, 12:30

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Muirhead) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 6
Switzerland (Ott) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Player percentages
Great Britain Switzerland
Claire Hamilton 91% Janine Greiner 78%
Vicki Adams 74% Carmen Küng 81%
Anna Sloan 74% Carmen Schäfer 73%
Eve Muirhead 89% Mirjam Ott 85%
Total 82% Total 79%
Gold medal game

Thursday, 20 February, 17:30

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Canada (Jones) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 X 6
Sweden (Sigfridsson) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 3
Player percentages
Canada Sweden
Dawn McEwen 99% Margaretha Sigfridsson 94%
Jill Officer 76% Maria Wennerström 88%
Kaitlyn Lawes 68% Christina Bertrup 79%
Jennifer Jones 88% Maria Prytz 85%
Total 82% Total 86%

References

  1. ^ "Venue details at host site".  
  2. ^ "Championship Overview".  
  3. ^ "Curling Schedule and Results".  
  4. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014".  

External links

  • Official website
  • Curling – Schedule and Results
  • Index of Official results
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