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Olympics, Day 14: Jennifer Jones wins women's Curling gold for Canada
Jennifer Jones's team won gold for on Thursday morning, becoming the first Canadian women's team to top their Olympic tourney since Sandra Schmirler in 1998.
Jones, with teammates Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, and Dawn (Asking) McEwen, defeated Team Sweden 6-3 with a final takeout in the 10th end. Sweden – the country that defeated Canada's Cheryl Bernard in Vancouver in 2010 – had two rocks remaining, but were eliminated with Jones's final shot.
Sweden had won gold in the last two Olympic tournaments, winning in Torino in 2006, as well.
Jones and her rink are from Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a skip, Jones also won the women's curling World Championships in 2008.
Canada now has six gold medals and 19 total medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics, sitting fifth behind Norway, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States.
Canada and the U.S. are guaranteed at least one more medal today, when the two countries go head-to-head in the women's ice hockey gold medal final.