- Sochi 2014: Lara Gut hopes to avenge downhill disappointment in super-G
- Hockey clubs call for change to ‘crazy’ schedule
- Sochi 2014: Knegt gets hands dirty to win first Dutch short track medal
- Sochi 2014: Heart-stopping photo finish and Svendsen deny Fourcade
- Sochi 2014: Sport’s best photo finishes? Sochi ski cross stakes claim
- GB’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins Götzis heptathlon
Sochi 2014: British women beat Olympic curling record against USA
Sochi 2014: British women's curling team put opening loss behind them to rack up new Olympic best against USA
Eve Muirhead’s Great Britain curling team set a new Olympic record in their 12-3 victory over the USA as they scored seven points in a single end to help them recover from their opening loss against Sweden.
They beat the record of six, set by the Swedish men in their victory over Finland in Salt Lake City in 2002, and equalled by the Canadian men, also against Finland, in 2006.
Team Muirhead held two points as the skip prepared to push her last stone towards the house, and with the perfect weight she cleared the only US stone in the vicinity to seal the seven points.
That was more like Team Muirhead today
The US team conceded the match after end six when the Brits took their nine-point lead after winning another three points with the hammer.
The win puts GB back on track in their round robin campaign to qualify for semi-final next Wednesday, having lost to Sweden on Monday, and Muirhead said that despite the big win her team was still a work in progress.
“That was more like Team Muirhead today,” she told the BBC.
“Things are not perfect yet be hopefully we go on and on and can get better.
“We knew if you kept the pressure on, they will not keep making the big shots and saving themselves.
“It was always going to take a game to get into our stride, but we are now feeling relaxed.”
The 12 points scored by GB in the match also equalled an Olympic record.
Samsung are a proud partner of Team GB and are supporting the Samsung Galaxy Team. To meet the team, see exclusive content and win amazing prizes, including once-in-a-lifetime winter sport training sessions with the Samsung Galaxy Team athletes, visit: www.samsung.com/uk/sochi2014◀ The Sport Review homepageNext story ►
- Hockey clubs call for change to 'crazy' schedule
- Champion Irish rower needs your help to find MarrowMatch
- NBA Global Games tickets on sale Friday
- Ainslie announces engagement to Thompson
- Farah wins Great North Run and sets new personal best
Read more on...
Hockey clubs call for change to ‘crazy’ schedule3 weeks ago Olympics
Champion Irish rower launches urgent appeal to find bone marrow donor3 weeks ago Olympics
NBA Global Games 2015 tickets: Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks2 months ago Olympics
Photo: Sir Ben Ainslie announces engagement to Georgie Thompson3 months ago Olympics
Mo Farah wins Great North Run in new personal best time4 months ago Olympics
Katarina Johnson-Thompson vows to make up for lost time4 months ago Olympics
Paralympic runner David Devine hopes luck is about to change4 months ago Olympics
Paralympic discus thrower Dan Greaves eyes Doha triumph after great 20144 months ago Olympics
Kirani James hails home fans after 400m win at Sainsbury’s Grand Prix4 months ago Olympics
Mo Farah breaks British record over two miles at Sainsbury’s Grand Prix4 months ago Olympics
Stunning seven medals for Britain on night two at Europeans4 months ago Olympics
Mo Farah makes history as GB end record-breaking Euros on high4 months ago Olympics
Greg Rutherford prepared to jump big at European Championships4 months ago Olympics
Lizzie Armitstead third at RideLondon Women’s Grand Prix4 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Tom Daley storms to gold5 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Purvis exceeded own expectations with gold5 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Tom Daley thrilled with 10m synchro silver5 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dowsett uses anger to power to gold5 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Williams targets Jamaica after 200m silver5 months ago Olympics
Commonwealth Games 2014: Max Whitlock leads home nation clean sweep5 months ago Olympics