Beijing Winter Olympics: Team GB finally win first gold medal as disappointing Games comes to a close

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Team GB have won their first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics in the women’s curling.

Eve Muirhead’s team led 4-1 after the fifth end after Japanese skip Satsuki Fujisawa missed an attempted take-out and gave Muirhead a steal of one.

Muirhead scored two on the first end but a missed attempt at two in the fourth had given the Japanese a glimmer of hope.

But Team GB sealed the game with a 10-3 victory – the joint-biggest winning margin in a final since the sport was reintroduced in 1998.

2022 Beijing Olympics - Curling - Women's Gold Medal Game - Japan v Britain - National Aquatics Center, Beijing, China - February 20, 2022 Skip Eve Muirhead of Britain, Vice Vicky Wright of Britain, Jennifer Dodds of Britain, Hailey Duff of Britain and Mili Smith of Britain celebrate after winning the game. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
Eve Muirhead, Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff and Mili Smith

Team member Jennifer Dodds told the BBC: “I don’t think it is going to sink in for a while.

“I am so proud of the way these girls played in the final.

“We grew in confidence with every game.

“Thanks to our family and friends – they know how much this means to us.”

Team-mate Hailey Duff added: “We just focused on what we needed to do.”

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