Second defeat for women's curlers

The Bolton News: Great Britain women's curling team were beaten by Canada on Wednesday Great Britain women's curling team were beaten by Canada on Wednesday

Great Britain's women's curling team fell to the second loss of their Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics campaign on Wednesday, going down 9-6 against a Canada outfit who maintained their 100 per cent start to the round-robin stage.

In a contest they headed into on a high having set a new Olympic record by scoring seven points in a single end during Tuesday's 12-3 win over the United States, GB were constantly playing catch-up at the Ice Cube Curling Center, levelling to make it 1-1 and 3-3 before the Canadians notched a three in the fifth to open up a 6-3 lead.

A double takeout shot by GB skip Eve Muirhead in the sixth pulled the score back to 6-5, but the Scottish world champions were unable to get any nearer to their opponents and Jennifer Jones' rink sealed their triumph by notching a point in three of the last four ends.

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