Winter Olympics: GB mixed doubles pair lose bronze-medal match to Sweden By Thomas Duncan BBC Scotland in Beijing Last updated on
8 February 2022 8 February 2022 .From the section Winter Olympics comments
682 24th Winter Olympic Games Hosts: Beijing, China Dates : 4-20 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds; live text and highlights on BBC Sport website and mobile app Great Britain’s wait for their first medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics goes on after curling mixed doubles pair Jen Dodds and Bruce Mouat lost their bronze-medal match 9-3 to Sweden.
The Swedes surged into a 7-1 lead after just three ends and never let up.
Scots Dodds and Mouat – the world champions – were one of the key hopes for Team GB, who have targeted between three and seven medals in Beijing.
They will get another chance when the team events begin on Wednesday.
“It got off to a bad start and that punished us the most and we had to fight back from there,” Mouat told BBC Sport.
“We’re going to have to console ourselves because we’re got a big week with both of our teams.We’re both ready for that but it’s a quick turnaround.”
Italy took gold, completing a flawless 11-match campaign with victory over Norway.
Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner beat Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten 8-5.
Team GB’s next big medal chance looks to be on Wednesday, when world champion Charlotte Bankes competes in the women’s snowboard cross.
Follow Winter Olympics day four GB teenager Muir fifth in big air final ‘They played amazingly’ Sweden were one of the favourites for gold in the mixed doubles, but Oskar Eriksson and Almida de Val only squeezed into the play-offs when Canada lost their final match, and were trounced 8-1 by Italy in their semi-final.
But they barely missed a shot in the bronze-medal match, putting Britain under huge pressure from the off.
The Swedes stormed to a 4-1 lead in the second end when Eriksson’s superb take-out set up partner De Val to chip out Britain’s stone for four, and they stole three more in the next when Dodds’ difficult take-out attempt did not come off.
Another one came in the next when a GB chip could not remove Sweden’s stone.
When Britain fell further behind on their powerplay as Dodds gambled to try to score more than one, there was an inevitability about the outcome.
Indeed the match was conceded after the next end – despite Britain scoring two – to cap another disappointing day for Mouat and Dodds, who lost in the final end to Norway in Monday’s semi-final.
“I don’t think either of them made a mistake,” Dodds said of the Swedes.
“It’s hard to fight back when your opposition is playing that well.Congratulations to them for winning the bronze they played amazingly.”
Mouat will turn his attention to leading his men’s team, who start their campaign on Thursday against Italy, while Dodds will link up with Eve Muirhead’s rink, who face Switzerland earlier the same day.
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R Comment posted by ricky53, at 08:30 8 Feb ricky53 08:30 8 Feb Hating all of the negativity on here.Some of you wouldn’t know which end of a curling bat to hold.
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S Comment posted by SmileyC, at 07:43 8 Feb SmileyC 07:43 8 Feb Apart from Italy it seems, most of the other teams are capable of beating the others on their day, and today it was Sweden’s turn.The British pair will be devastated but they’ve done brilliantly at times this week so can still be very proud.
15 D Reply posted by DBT, at 07:49 8 Feb DBT 07:49 8 Feb to SmileyC ” Apart from Italy it seems, most of the other teams are capable of beating the others on their day, and today it was Sweden’s turn.The British pair will be devastated but they’ve done brilliantly at times this week so can still be very proud.
” DBT replied: Did brilliantly and can be proud? They were third losers’? Not the attitude of winners I’m afraid.
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B Comment posted by Bartsnotsobright, at 07:53 8 Feb Bartsnotsobright 07:53 8 Feb Unfortunate, but someone has to come 4th.Probably still disappointed about the semi final, which they know they should have won.Hope they can put this behind them and Mouat can come back strong for the men’s event
8 D Reply posted by dan, at 15:44 8 Feb dan 15:44 8 Feb to Bartsnotsobright ” Unfortunate, but someone has to come 4th.Probably still disappointed about the semi final, which they know they should have won.Hope they can put this behind them and Mouat can come back strong for the men’s event ” dan replied: Why no hys on the cheating going on? I don’t mean in curling but this is the only hys.
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B Comment posted by Budgie, at 08:48 8 Feb Budgie 08:48 8 Feb Sweden played a blinder with a couple of great shots.
Well played and well deserved!
1 T Reply posted by Trebor, at 11:16 8 Feb Trebor 11:16 8 Feb to Budgie ” Sweden played a blinder with a couple of great shots.Well played and well deserved! ” Trebor replied: Yes, watching yesterday and this morning I felt Norway were quite lucky at times (until the end) but Sweden were faultless in their execution of tactics and game-play.A well deserved win for them.
A shame for the Brits and they need to work on tactics as well as execution as both seemed a bit off this morning.
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S Comment posted by sanxxx, at 09:04 8 Feb sanxxx 09:04 8 Feb They are the current world champions therefore fourth place is a very much an underachievement.
16 N Reply posted by neilkd21, at 09:09 8 Feb neilkd21 09:09 8 Feb to sanxxx ” They are the current world champions therefore fourth place is a very much an underachievement.” neilkd21 replied: Careful don’t say that, you will be accused of being negative.
Not allowed to point out the truth these days.
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C Comment posted by cjb, at 08:33 8 Feb cjb 08:33 8 Feb These games should not be screened live on UK tv
The totalitarian chinese state are being pandered to, and are lapping up all the “good” publicity
Same applies to WC in the Gulf later this year
These regimes are run by despots who should get no air time
On the sport – the curlers did their best and should be proud of achievements
34 M Reply posted by mamawolfy, at 08:39 8 Feb mamawolfy 08:39 8 Feb to cjb ” These games should not be screened live on UK tvThe totalitarian chinese state are being pandered to, and are lapping up all the “good” publicitySame applies to WC in the Gulf later this yearThese regimes are run by despots who should get no air timeOn the sport – the curlers did their best and should be proud of achievements ” mamawolfy replied: Proud of what, they achieved nothing,
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G Comment posted by Grommy, at 07:52 8 Feb Grommy 07:52 8 Feb At this rate I can’t see the Queens New Years honours list taking a battering.
10 F Reply posted by Forza Italia, at 08:03 8 Feb Forza Italia 08:03 8 Feb to Grommy ” At this rate I can’t see the Queens New Years honours list taking a battering.” Forza Italia replied: What about having a couple of huge rubber bands at the end in a wide v-shape and have a Rebound version of curling?
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S Comment posted by Sergio9320, at 07:42 8 Feb Sergio9320 07:42 8 Feb Need to brush up their technique.
6 A Reply posted by AndyB_MOT, at 10:00 8 Feb AndyB_MOT 10:00 8 Feb to Sergio9320 ” Need to brush up their technique.” AndyB_MOT replied: A sweeping statement
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M Comment posted by medwaymass, at 10:01 8 Feb medwaymass 10:01 8 Feb Waste of lottery money I’m afraid would be better to put the money that we keep squandering at the Winter Olympics every 4 years into grass root sports ! Many deprived children lack local sports activities and we spend millions sending teams to the Winter Olympics to come home with nothing
27 K Reply posted by Keeping it real 2021, at 10:35 8 Feb Keeping it real 2021 10:35 8 Feb to medwaymass ” Waste of lottery money I’m afraid would be better to put the money that we keep squandering at the Winter Olympics every 4 years into grass root sports ! Many deprived children lack local sports activities and we spend millions sending teams to the Winter Olympics to come home with nothing ” Keeping it real 2021 replied: Not enough people suggest this.
We have no obligation to be there, we are crap at literally everything that happens at a winter Olympics and always have been and no matter what the BBC say next to nobody in this country cares about winter sport.
People watch it if theres nothing else on but no-one goes ‘only 3 months till the winter Olympics’ unless related to a competitor.
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R Comment posted by Rhubarb, at 08:14 8 Feb Rhubarb 08:14 8 Feb Oh well if can’t get a medal chasing a casserole pot with 2 brooms on the ice whilst wearing slippers we may swell give up.
26 B Reply posted by Brass Eye, at 08:38 8 Feb Brass Eye 08:38 8 Feb to Rhubarb ” Oh well if can’t get a medal chasing a casserole pot with 2 brooms on the ice whilst wearing slippers we may swell give up.” Brass Eye replied: You’ve just described the secret and under wraps next BBC Saturday night prime time entertainment show, they’ll be furious you’ve revealed it before the press extravaganza.
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M Comment posted by Mr Jones, at 07:52 8 Feb Mr Jones 07:52 8 Feb Disappointed.Was hoping we could at least get on the medal board.
Better luck next time.
5 M Reply posted by Matthew1974, at 11:54 8 Feb Matthew1974 11:54 8 Feb to Mr Jones ” Disappointed.Was hoping we could at least get on the medal board.Better luck next time.” Matthew1974 replied: Well the USA haven’t won a gold medal yet either so we’re in good company 😃
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A Comment posted by adeyb, at 09:59 8 Feb adeyb 09:59 8 Feb On ice it’s Olympic sport…
On a pavement you’re a road sweeper…
Odd world we live in…
9 Y Reply posted by YorkshireCam, at 11:44 8 Feb YorkshireCam 11:44 8 Feb to adeyb ” On ice it’s Olympic sport…On a pavement you’re a road sweeper…Odd world we live in…
” YorkshireCam replied: what a stupid, ignorant comment
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A Comment posted by ancelotti_s left eyebrow is sentient, at 07:50 8 Feb ancelotti_s left eyebrow is sentient 07:50 8 Feb The British pair are unfairly receiving some criticism here.They just need to ignore it and come back stronger.
Sticks and stones etc
16 J Reply posted by Jon Moss U Clown, at 07:52 8 Feb Jon Moss U Clown 07:52 8 Feb to ancelotti_s left eyebrow is sentient ” The British pair are unfairly receiving some criticism here.They just need to ignore it and come back stronger.Sticks and stones etc ” Jon Moss U Clown replied: Funny when they win there Scottish.
When they fail there British.Getting stuffed on the big stage is priceless
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L Comment posted by lord obez, at 08:18 8 Feb lord obez 08:18 8 Feb That is a big blow, hopefully we can do well in the snowman building competition.
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D Comment posted by diesel001, at 07:46 8 Feb diesel001 07:46 8 Feb GB ran out of steam as the tournament progressed.
GB didn’t improve (arguably got worse) while their rivals played better as each day passed.
It caught up with them in the last three days.
10 I Reply posted by Iain Wood, at 11:48 8 Feb Iain Wood 11:48 8 Feb to diesel001 ” GB ran out of steam as the tournament progressed.GB didn’t improve (arguably got worse) while their rivals played better as each day passed.It caught up with them in the last three days.
” Iain Wood replied: Spot on – they played really well in the first half of the round robin (4wins in 5 matches incl wins over Canada and Sweden) but they seemed to go downhill after that and never really got back up to those levels again – and ended up limping into the semi-finals by regularly giving up one big end which finally caught up with them yesterday in that 6th end and today in the 2nd and 3rd ends 🙁
0 C Comment posted by Capn Jezzer, at 08:30 8 Feb Capn Jezzer 08:30 8 Feb Well done Bruce and Jen !
There were quite a few upsets for many nations here !
Italy are on fire !! Unbeaten !!
Best of luck for the next matches…
9 M Reply posted by mamawolfy, at 08:43 8 Feb mamawolfy 08:43 8 Feb to Capn Jezzer ” Well done Bruce and Jen !There were quite a few upsets for many nations here !Italy are on fire !! Unbeaten !!Best of luck for the next matches… ” mamawolfy replied: Well done!!! They lost, don’t bloke smoke up their a***s,
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D Comment posted by dcm1993, at 07:33 8 Feb dcm1993 07:33 8 Feb Solid effort from the duo – best of luck in the team events later this week!
17 F Reply posted by Forza Italia, at 08:02 8 Feb Forza Italia 08:02 8 Feb to dcm1993 ” Solid effort from the duo – best of luck in the team events later this week! ” Forza Italia replied: They weren’t able to curl one more big one out to get a medal
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N Comment posted by NOSIDA, at 08:25 8 Feb NOSIDA 08:25 8 Feb Watching the BBC coverage.What is it with the polar bear? The silly studio background with the snowy vista now showing a polar bear strolling around the place!
10 R Reply posted by ricky53, at 10:21 8 Feb ricky53 10:21 8 Feb to NOSIDA ” Watching the BBC coverage.What is it with the polar bear? The silly studio background with the snowy vista now showing a polar bear strolling around the place! ” ricky53 replied: Crikey! Bbc can’t win.You lot will criticise anything they do, cos that’s what you do.
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S Comment posted by sensible, at 10:10 8 Feb sensible 10:10 8 Feb The better teams have won pure and simple, just not good enough in their matches, they had chances but didn’t take them.
1 T Comment posted by Truth hurts, at 09:57 8 Feb Truth hurts 09:57 8 Feb They would have been the winner if BBC journalists are the judges.
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