Curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Curling
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue Gangneung Gymnasium
Dates 8–25 February
No. of events 3 (1 men, 1 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors 116 from 13 nations
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The curling competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held between 8 and 25 February 2018 at the Gangneung Curling Centre.[1] This was the seventh time that curling is on the Olympic program. In each of the men's and women's competitions, ten nations competed. As decided in 2015, a third competition, mixed doubles curling, has graduated from a spectator sport to a full medal competition. Teams consisted of one woman and one man. There were eight participating countries in the mixed competition.[2]

Qualification[edit]

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 2016 and 2017 World Curling Championships. Teams could also qualify through an Olympic qualification event which was held in December 2017. Seven nations qualified teams via World Championship qualification points, while two nations qualified through the qualification event. As host nation, South Korea qualified teams automatically, thus making a total of ten teams per gender in the curling tournaments. For the mixed doubles competition the top seven ranked teams earning qualification points from performances at the 2016 and 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship qualified along with hosts South Korea.[3]

Competition schedule[edit]

Curling competitions started the day before the Opening Ceremony and finish on the last day of the games, meaning the sport was the only one to have a competition every day of the games.[4] The following was the competition schedule for the curling competitions:

RR Round robin SF Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Date
Event
Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25
Men's tournament RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR SF B F
Women's tournament RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR SF B F
Mixed doubles RR RR RR RR SF B F

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Sweden (SWE)1102
2 Canada (CAN)1001
 United States (USA)1001
4 Switzerland (SUI)0112
5 South Korea (KOR)0101
6 Japan (JPN)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (7 nations)3339

Medal events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 United States (USA)
John Shuster
Tyler George
Matt Hamilton
John Landsteiner
Joe Polo
 Sweden (SWE)
Niklas Edin
Oskar Eriksson
Rasmus Wranå
Christoffer Sundgren
Henrik Leek
 Switzerland (SUI)
Benoît Schwarz
Claudio Pätz
Peter de Cruz
Valentin Tanner
Dominik Märki
Women
details
 Sweden (SWE)
Anna Hasselborg
Sara McManus
Agnes Knochenhauer
Sofia Mabergs
Jennie Wåhlin
 South Korea (KOR)
Kim Eun-jung
Kim Kyeong-ae
Kim Seon-yeong
Kim Yeong-mi
Kim Cho-hi
 Japan (JPN)
Satsuki Fujisawa
Chinami Yoshida
Yumi Suzuki
Yurika Yoshida
Mari Motohashi
Mixed doubles
details
 Canada (CAN)
Kaitlyn Lawes
John Morris
 Switzerland (SUI)
Jenny Perret
Martin Rios
 Norway (NOR)1
Kristin Skaslien
Magnus Nedregotten
Notes
  1. ^ The Olympic Athletes from Russia team originally won the mixed doubles bronze medal, but were disqualified after Alexander Krushelnitskiy tested positive for meldonium.[5]

Results summary[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Round robin[edit]

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 7 2 62 43 34 28 13 8 87%
 Canada Kevin Koe 6 3 56 46 36 34 14 8 87%
 United States John Shuster 5 4 67 63 37 39 4 6 80%
 Great Britain Kyle Smith 5 4 55 60 40 37 8 7 82%
 Switzerland Peter de Cruz 5 4 60 55 39 37 10 6 83%
 Norway Thomas Ulsrud 4 5 52 56 34 39 7 8 82%
 South Korea Kim Chang-min 4 5 65 63 39 39 8 8 82%
 Japan Yusuke Morozumi 4 5 48 56 33 35 13 5 81%
 Italy Joël Retornaz 3 6 50 56 37 38 15 7 81%
 Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 2 7 53 70 36 39 12 5 83%
Results
Team
Canada Denmark Great Britain Italy Japan Norway South Korea Sweden Switzerland United States Record
 Canada 8–3 6–4 5–3 8–4 7–4 7–6 2–5 6–8 7–9 6–3
 Denmark 3–8 6–7 6–4 4–6 8–10 9–8 5–9 7–9 5–9 2–7
 Great Britain 4–6 7–6 7–6 6–5 10–3 5–11 6–8 6–5 4–10 5–4
 Italy 3–5 4–6 6–7 5–6 6–4 6–8 3–7 7–4 10–9 3–6
 Japan 4–8 6–4 5–6 6–5 6–4 4-10 4–11 5–6 8–2 4–5
 Norway 4–7 10–8 3–10 4–6 4–6 7–5 7–2 5–7 8–5 4–5
 South Korea 6–7 8–9 11–5 8–6 10-4 5–7 2–7 8–7 7–11 4–5
 Sweden 5–2 9–5 8–6 7–3 11–4 2–7 7–2 3–10 10–4 7–2
 Switzerland 8–6 9–7 5–6 4–7 6–5 7–5 7–8 10–3 4–8 5–4
 United States 9–7 9–5 10–4 9–10 2–8 5–8 11–7 4–10 8–4 5–4

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  Sweden 9  
  4  Switzerland 3    
      1  Sweden 7
      3  United States 10
  2  Canada 3    
  3  United States 5   Bronze medal game
 
2  Canada 5
  4  Switzerland 7

Women's tournament[edit]

Round robin[edit]

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 South Korea Kim Eun-jung 8 1 75 44 41 34 5 15 79%
 Sweden Anna Hasselborg 7 2 64 48 42 34 14 13 83%
 Great Britain Eve Muirhead 6 3 61 56 39 38 12 6 79%
 Japan Satsuki Fujisawa 5 4 59 55 38 36 10 13 75%
 China Wang Bingyu 4 5 57 65 35 38 12 5 78%
 Canada Rachel Homan 4 5 68 59 40 36 10 12 81%
 Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 4 5 60 55 34 37 12 7 78%
 United States Nina Roth 4 5 56 65 38 39 7 6 78%
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Victoria Moiseeva 2 7 45 76 34 40 8 6 76%
 Denmark Madeleine Dupont 1 8 50 72 32 41 10 6 73%
Results
Team
Canada China Denmark Great Britain Japan Olympic Athlete From Russia South Korea Sweden Switzerland United States Record
 Canada 5–7 8–9 5–6 8–3 9–8 6–8 6–7 10–8 11–3 4–5
 China 7–5 10–7 7–8 7–6 6–7 5–12 4–8 7–2 4–10 4–5
 Denmark 9–8 7–10 6–7 5–8 7–8 3–9 3–9 4–6 6–7 1–8
 Great Britain 6–5 8–7 7–6 8–6 10–3 4–7 6–8 8–7 4–7 6–3
 Japan 3–8 6–7 8–5 6–8 10–5 7–5 5–4 4–8 10–5 5–4
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 8–9 7–6 8–7 3–10 5–10 2–11 4–5 2–11 6–7 2–7
 South Korea 8–6 12–5 9–3 7–4 5–7 11–2 7–6 7–5 9–6 8–1
 Sweden 7–6 8–4 9–3 8–6 4–5 5–4 6–7 8–7 9–6 7–2
 Switzerland 8–10 2–7 6–4 7–8 8–4 11–2 5–7 7–8 6–5 4–5
 United States 3–11 10–4 7–6 7–4 5–10 7–6 6–9 6–9 5–6 4–5

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  South Korea 8  
  4  Japan 7    
      1  South Korea 3
      2  Sweden 8
  2  Sweden 10    
  3  Great Britain 5   Bronze medal game
 
3  Great Britain 3
  4  Japan 5

Mixed doubles[edit]

Round robin[edit]

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Athletes W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Canada Kaitlyn Lawes / John Morris 6 1 52 26 28 20 0 9 80%
 Switzerland Jenny Perret / Martin Rios 5 2 45 40 29 26 0 10 71%
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Anastasia Bryzgalova / Alexander Krushelnitskiy 4 3 36 44 26 27 1 7 67%
 Norway Kristin Skaslien / Magnus Nedregotten 4 3 39 43 26 25 1 8 74%
 China Wang Rui / Ba Dexin 4 3 47 42 27 27 1 6 72%
 South Korea Jang Hye-ji / Lee Ki-jeong 2 5 40 40 23 29 1 7 67%
 United States Rebecca Hamilton / Matt Hamilton 2 5 37 43 26 25 0 9 74%
 Finland Oona Kauste / Tomi Rantamäki 1 6 35 53 23 29 0 6 67%
Results
Team
Canada China Finland Norway Olympic Athlete From Russia South Korea Switzerland United States of America Record
 Canada 10–4 8–2 6–9 8–2 7–3 7–2 6–4 6–1
 China 4–10 10–5 9–3 5–6 8–7 5–7 6–4 4–3
 Finland 2–8 5–10 6–7 5–7 4–9 6–7 7–5 1–6
 Norway 9–6 3–9 7–6 3–4 8–3 6–5 3–10 4–3
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2–8 6–5 7–5 4–3 6–5 8–9 3–9 4–3
 South Korea 3–7 7–8 9–4 3–8 5–6 4–6 9–1 2–5
 Switzerland 2–7 7–5 7–6 5–6 9–8 6–4 9–4 5–2
 United States 4–6 4–6 5–7 10–3 9–3 1–9 4–9 2–5

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  Canada 8  
  4  Norway 4    
      1  Canada 10
      2  Switzerland 3
  2  Switzerland 7    
  3  Olympic Athletes from Russia 5   Bronze medal game
 
3  Olympic Athletes from Russia (DSQ) L
  4  Norway W

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 113 athletes from 13 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses). Some curlers competed in both the 4-person and mixed doubles tournament, therefore the numbers included on this list are the total athletes sent by each NOC to the Olympics, not how many athletes they qualified.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gangneung Curling Centre". pyeongchang2018. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ McKay, Duncan (10 April 2016). "New disciplines added to Pyeongchang 2018 but snowboard parallel slalom cut to accommodate them". Insidethegames. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). World Curling Federation. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Developing Mixed Doubles ahead of Olympic debut". www.worldcurling.org/. World Curling Federation. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Russian curler stripped of Winter Olympics medal after admitting doping". www.theguardian.com. The Guardian. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.

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