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Final Stone Secures Britain Bronze in Women's Olympic Curling

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014  |  Updated 6:24 AM EDT
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Final Stone Secures Britain Bronze in Women's Olympic Curling

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Eve Muirhead of Great Britain reacts during the bronze medal match between Switzerland and Great Britain on Day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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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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