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Men's Curling Championship - Leather swims apart from Swiss sport

Men’s Curling Championship – Leather swims apart from Swiss sport

  • Despite performing well at times, the Swiss team suffered their fourth defeat in the seventh game in a 4:7 win over the USA.
  • In the final race of Round Robin, the quartet around Skip Peter de Cruz still have to tackle China and Sweden from Wednesday. It is only possible to apply with support.
  • In the second duel of the day between Switzerland and the United States, the Al-Bakr team won 9:6 and they are on the cusp of reaching the semi-finals.

In any case, the dream of getting another Olympic medal for the Geneva team was shattered in the seventh appearance in Beijing. The 2018 bronze medalists have already suffered a No. 4 defeat against the United States. So the provisional balance is now negative: the Swiss have only 3 wins to their credit.


The frustration is written on their faces

Valentine Tanner, Sven Michel, Peter D’Cruz and Benoit Schwartz.

stone key

Above all, though, Peter de Cruz & Co have fallen into a negative spiral and have already lined up for their third bankruptcy. With two games remaining, the quartet is in sixth place. After the quarter-final stage, the Big Four advance to the semi-finals and compete for medals.

At most, Geneva could turn the tide in its favor with two simultaneous backing wins.

After 6 ends the air is gone

Light and shadow alternated in the match for the Swiss, but in general they behaved very incorrectly. Already at the first end, Benoit Schwartz missed the opportunity to advance 2-0 with his last stone.

The Swiss caught up after the break and took a 4:3 lead. From now on came the break: from the seventh end only the American players around scored about skipping John Schuster: a double in the seventh and a stolen point at the eighth and ninth end.