In the semi-final, the outfit beat Sweden despite going 4-0 down early on, and in Sunday gold medal match, they will now face Japan; in 20 years, it’s the first time women of Great Britain have a chance at winning a curling gold medal.
After the women’s curling team defeated Sweden 12-11 to book a place in the gold medal match, Team GB has guaranteed another medal at the Winter Olympics.
At the 11th of the match, Eve Muirhead and her team went 4-0 down after the first end before clawing the game back and winning a nerve-racking extra end.
Before Anna Hasselborg produced brilliance to level the contest, the team had held an 11-8 lead going into the 10th end and forced the extra end.
After beating them in the semi-final in Pyeong Chang, Muirhead and her teammates remained calm though and were able to banish the memories of the team Swedish.
For Sunday’s gold medal match, Muirhead, Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff, and reserve Mili Smith will now prepare to face Japan. In 20 years, it is the first time the women of Great Britain have a shot at winning a curling gold medal.
One for skip Muirhead, the semi-final victory is particularly significant. She became the youngest skip ever to lead a team at the Winter Olympic Games at 19-years-old after in Vancouver back in 2010.
Before falling again at the same stage to Sweden in 2018, Muirhead returned in 2014 and the semi-finals lost to Canada.
She stated to BBC Sport that Third time lucky. These moments and opportunities are very rare in life.