The United States scored an easy 11 to 4 victory over Sweden in the final game of the World Curling Championships at Berne in Switzerland yesterday (23 March).
LS Ice rink from edge of arena
SV Tom Locken of U.S. pushes off rock -- team mates brush
CU U.S. Team brush for Locken whose Locken whose rock knocks out Swedish from target area
SV Roger Bredin of Sweden pushes off
SV Tom Berggren of Sweden watches Bredin's rock arrive
SV Swedish rock enters target area
SV FAN Tom Locken pushes off
SV Andres Grahn pushes off
Top view U.S. Players pushes off
SV Locken and team mate sweep
SV Bredin of Sweden pushes off rock, he knocks ut a U.S. rock and leaves his in the circle (2)
SV Bud Summervile of U.S. pushes off rock (2)
SV U.S. Rock enters target area
LS ZOOM IN Swedish team congratulate Americans
CU U.S. Captain Bud Sumervile waving
SV Crowd applaud
SV U.S. Team being congratulated and receiving Silver Broom
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Background: The United States scored an easy 11 to 4 victory over Sweden in the final game of the World Curling Championships at Berne in Switzerland yesterday (23 March).
The young Swedish team's hope of retaining the championship crown they won in Regina, Canada, last year dimmed when the Americans won the fifth end. For the rest of the match, Bud Somerville from U.S. team gave the Swedes no chance of regaining the initiative.
The final was anti-climatic. The most exciting curling of the day took place in the semi-finals, when Sweden narrowly beat Canada -- champions for twelve of the seventeen years the championship has been held -- by eight ends to seven. The American team reached the final after an equally close game against the home side, Switzerland.