GB women’s curling team bounce back with win over China

Great Britain’s women’s curling team bounced back from an earlier disappointment to edge past China in the evening session.

Skip Eve Muirhead admitted mistakes had cost her side dear in a 7-4 loss to the United States, but she held her nerve to return with an 8-7 victory in an extra end to move second in round-robin standings.

GB’s women had earlier lost to the US in their second match as Muirhead’s rink, ranked three places higher than the US, failed to chase a 5-4 deficit.

In the afternoon session, Kyle Smith’s GB men’s team beat Japan 6-5 to also move to two wins and one loss from their first three games.

With the scores level at 5-5, Kyle Smith sealed victory for the men with the final stone.

The top four countries qualify for the semi-finals and Team GB sit third in the 10-team group, with six round-robin matches left to play.

They beat Switzerland before losing to defending champions Canada on Wednesday.