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Britain wins bronze in women's Olympic curling

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  • Britain's skip Eve Muirhead celebrates Thursday after beating Switzerland in the women's curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

      Britain's skip Eve Muirhead celebrates Thursday after beating Switzerland in the women's curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- Britain won the bronze medal in women's Olympic curling by beating Switzerland 6-5 on Thursday, ensuring the country will at least match its record haul of four medals at a single Winter Games.

British skip Eve Muirhead secured victory with a draw to the button on the last stone.

Muirhead's world champion rink recovered from a 6-4 loss to Canada in Wednesday's semifinals to win Britain's first curling medal since 2002, when the women's team captured the gold.

Britain already had won a gold and a bronze in Sochi and is assured of either a gold or silver in men's curling with David Murdoch's team in the final. Britain last won four Winter Games medals in 1924.

Canada plays Sweden in the gold-medal game later Thursday.

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