Winter Olympics 2018: United States men defeat Sweden for first curling gold

Sweden twice led in the final but ultimately had to settle for the silver medal

When he woke, he did something that all competitors wish they could do on command: He got hot.

But the Americans fought back by winning three games in a row to advance to the semifinals.

After quickly looking up a brief explanation of the rules, objectives and strategies of curling, I was able to thoroughly enjoy every minute of the gold medal match. Mr. T was sacked up about them. Speedskating legend Dan Jansen called them.

Winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games comes with a lot of perks-respect, admiration, national pride- but not, apparently, upgraded seats on the trip home.

Sweden purposefully blanked the first end after both teams quickly ran through rocks, none of which stayed. He was Paul Revere.

"This is silly", US skip, or captain, told himself. His Olympic career appeared over when he didn't even get picked for the US high-performance program, which was supposed to provide the next Olympic foursome.

"I don't even know how he weaseled his way into that one", she said.

The small community of curling won in a big way on Saturday. That left Shuster with a relatively mundane shot for an nearly unprecedented score.

"Just seeing all the kids and the enthusiasm, that's what we do this for", Tyler George said.

Edin is being ridiculous. "The fact that they were here probably made me more comfortable". Shuster works part-time at Dick's Sporting Goods and spends the rest of his time as a stay-at-home dad. I don't think I said much. "I hope the guys didn't bite into those Gold medals too hard before the exchange". Hamilton said after, "I, believe it or not, don't hate attention", and his teammates cracked up.

Then Shuster drops his five-point dagger, and the place erupts. "These are our friends".

Kyle Mack claimed the final medal for the Americans in the men's snowboarding big air competition, where he took silver behind Canada's Sebastian Toutant. You know what I mean?

Anybody could appreciate this, though: After the disappointment in 2014, United States of America. These guys were not invited to join.

So he formed his own team, which has been the best in the US for the past 4 years.

"After [starting 2-4], I sat on this grassy knoll out here, and I looked at the Olympic venue", Shuster said.

"I'm just going to tell him you know, you did it".

This may be true. I have learned so many valuable lessons from playing and watching sports.

It was not fun being on Team Reject.

KRAKER: John Landsteiner, when he's not curling, is an engineer in Duluth.

After a slow start in South Korea, the team improbably strung together five consecutive victories, including two over powerhouse Canada.

Shuster was cut by USA Curling.

And swept they did, quite literally: to get to this point, the Americans won five straight matches. They played well and when they put us in trouble, we couldn't handle it.

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