The United States men’s curling team beat Sweden 10-7 on Saturday, winning its first ever gold medal in the event. Curling once again had quickly become America’s favorite sport over the past two weeks, and many across the country were following along in the middle of the night throughout the gold medal game in PyeongChang.
Curling is often seen as slow, methodical and precise. Yet this highlight from End 3 may just be the best and most exciting curling highlight you have, or ever will, see.
Down 2-0, American John Shuster was faced with what looked like a classic 7-10 split in bowling. Sweden had two stones on opposite sides of the house, yet the middle was wide open. Instead of just delivering the hammer to the center to score a point, Shuster went big.
He launched the stone hard down the ice, knocking Sweden’s back-right stone out. It quickly ricocheted to the left, crossing the house to just barely knock Sweden’s final stone out.
What could have been a simple scoreless frame had suddenly turned into a two-point swing for the Americans.
Watch the full highlight here:
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