The women’s curling tournament at the 2022 Winter Olympics wraps up on Saturday night with Japan taking on Great Britain for gold. These teams matched up in the round-robin sessions, with Great Britain coming out on top 10-4 in just 8 ends. Check out the full women’s curling standings and men’s curling standings to see how the 2022 Olympics events have gone so far.
Japan Women’s Curling
Japan’s women’s curling team took home bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and this year they are guaranteed a better result by making it to the gold medal game. Japan will be playing for its first Olympic curling gold medal.
Great Britain Women’s Curling
Great Britain’s women’s team is coming off the highest-scoring game of this Olympics so far in their semifinals matchup against Sweden. Great Britain pulled it out in the 11th end for a 12-11 victory. Great Britain won the women’s curling gold in 2002 and the bronze in 2014. The Great Britain men’s team won silver here in Beijing, losing to Sweden 5-4 – that was the first medal for GBR at these Games.
What time is the Women’s Curling gold medal game?
The gold medal women’s curling game will be on Sunday morning at 9:05 a.m. in Beijing, which is Saturday 02/19/2022 at 8:05 p.m. ET in the United States.
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How to stream the Women’s Curling Gold Medal Match on Peacock:
Peacock has been the streaming home for all of the Beijing Winter Games, offering live stream coverage of every single event–including the big women’s curling match between Great Britain and Japan.
How to watch JPN vs. GBR live on TV, stream online
The gold medal men’s curling match will be on Saturday night at 8:05 a.m., EST on NBC. You can watch the event live on TV, or stream the whole event on NBCOlympics.com by clicking the link below.
Check out the full team rosters for both countries below:
Great Britain Women’s Curling Roster
- Eve Muirhead
- Vicky Wright
- Jennifer Dodds
- Hailey Duff
- Mili Smith
- Kristian Lindstrom (Coach)
- David Murdoch (National Coach)
- Kenny More (Team Official)
RELATED: Full Winter Olympics 2022 Curling schedule
Japan Women’s Curling Roster
- Satsuki Fujisawa
- Chinami Yoshida
- Yumi Suzuki
- Yurika Yoshida
- Kotomi Ishizaki
- J.D. Lind (Coach)
- Ryoji Onodera (Coach)
- Hitoshi Yanagi (Team Leader)
RELATED: Everything you need to know about the 2022 Winter Olympics
Women’s Curling Bronze Medal Game
Sweden will face Switzerland in the bronze medal game on Saturday, February 19 at 7:05 a.m. ET on NBC. The bronze medal women’s curling game will be available to stream on NBC Olympics and Peacock.
Curling Documentary on Peacock
After the 2022 Olympic curling action finishes, be sure to check Peacock to satisfy your curling needs. The curling documentary “American Rock Stars” follows the U.S. men’s curling team’s quest to repeat gold.
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Lim Hyo-Jun, a short track speed skater who won South Korea’s first gold medal of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, has been cleared to skate for China and was reportedly named to the national team Monday.
Lim, who won the 1500m on the first day of medal competition at the PyeongChang Games, began the process of switching to China after a June 2019 incident where he pulled down a teammate’s trousers, leaving him standing, exposed, in front of female teammates.
Lim, the 2019 World overall champion, was banned from the team for a year and later found guilty of sexual harassment before the verdict was overturned on appeal.
It was reported in March 2021 that Lim was in the process of trying to gain Chinese nationality to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but Lim was not cleared to switch by the International Skating Union until this July. His Chinese name is Lin Xiaojun.
Another star South Korean skater, triple 2006 Olympic gold medalist Ahn Hyun-Soo, switched to Russia after not making the 2010 Olympic team. He then won three golds for the host nation as Viktor Ahn at the 2014 Sochi Games.
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“My training has been up and down and not the way I would like to prepare to be in top condition,” was posted on Kosgei’s social media. “We’ve decided it’s best I withdraw from this year’s race and get further treatment on my injuries in order to enter 2023 stronger than ever.”
Kosgei, a 28-year-old Kenyan mother of twins, shattered the world record by 81 seconds at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. She clocked 2:14:04 to smash Brit Paula Radcliffe‘s record from 2003.
Since, Kosgei won the 2020 London Marathon, took silver at the Tokyo Olympics, placed fourth at the 2021 London Marathon and won this past March’s Tokyo Marathon in what was then the third-fastest time in history (2:16:02).
Ethiopian Tigist Assefa moved into the top three by winning the Berlin Marathon last Sunday in 2:15:37.
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The men’s field is headlined by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest male marathoner in history, and Brit Mo Farah, a four-time Olympic champion on the track.
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