Curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The curling competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held between 8 and 25 February 2018 at the Gangneung Curling Centre.[1] This was the seventh time that curling is on the Olympic program. In each of the men's and women's competitions, ten nations competed. As decided in 2015, a third competition, mixed doubles curling, has graduated from a spectator sport to a full medal competition. Teams consisted of one woman and one man. There were eight participating countries in the mixed competition.[2]

Curling
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Gymnasium
Dates8–25 February
No. of events3 (1 men, 1 women, 1 mixed)
Competitors116 from 13 nations

Qualification

Qualification to the curling tournaments at the Winter Olympics was determined through two methods. Nations could qualify teams by earning qualification points from performances at the 2016 and 2017 World Curling Championships. Teams could also qualify through an Olympic qualification event which was held in December 2017. Seven nations qualified teams via World Championship qualification points, while two nations qualified through the qualification event. As host nation, South Korea qualified teams automatically, thus making a total of ten teams per gender in the curling tournaments. For the mixed doubles competition the top seven ranked teams earning qualification points from performances at the 2016 and 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship qualified along with hosts South Korea.[3]

Competition schedule

Curling competitions started the day before the Opening Ceremony and finish on the last day of the games, meaning the sport was the only one to have a competition every day of the games.[4] The following was the competition schedule for the curling competitions:

RRRound robin SFSemifinals B3rd place play-off FFinal
Date
Event
Thu 8Fri 9Sat 10Sun 11Mon 12Tue 13Wed 14Thu 15Fri 16Sat 17Sun 18Mon 19Tue 20Wed 21Thu 22Fri 23Sat 24Sun 25
Men's tournamentRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSFBF
Women's tournamentRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSFBF
Mixed doublesRRRRRRRRSFBF

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Sweden (SWE)1102
2 Canada (CAN)1001
 United States (USA)1001
4 Switzerland (SUI)0112
5 South Korea (KOR)*0101
6 Japan (JPN)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
Totals (7 nations)3339

Medal events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
 United States (USA)
John Shuster
Tyler George
Matt Hamilton
John Landsteiner
Joe Polo
 Sweden (SWE)
Niklas Edin
Oskar Eriksson
Rasmus Wranå
Christoffer Sundgren
Henrik Leek
 Switzerland (SUI)
Benoît Schwarz
Claudio Pätz
Peter de Cruz
Valentin Tanner
Dominik Märki
Women
 Sweden (SWE)
Anna Hasselborg
Sara McManus
Agnes Knochenhauer
Sofia Mabergs
Jennie Wåhlin
 South Korea (KOR)
Kim Eun-jung
Kim Kyeong-ae
Kim Seon-yeong
Kim Yeong-mi
Kim Cho-hi
 Japan (JPN)
Satsuki Fujisawa
Chinami Yoshida
Yumi Suzuki
Yurika Yoshida
Mari Motohashi
Mixed doubles
 Canada (CAN)
Kaitlyn Lawes
John Morris
 Switzerland (SUI)
Jenny Perret
Martin Rios
 Norway (NOR)1
Kristin Skaslien
Magnus Nedregotten
Notes
  1. ^ The Olympic Athletes from Russia team originally won the mixed doubles bronze medal, but were disqualified after Alexander Krushelnitskiy tested positive for meldonium.[5]

Results summary

Men's tournament

Round robin

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Sweden Niklas Edin 726243342813887%
 Canada Kevin Koe 635646363414887%
 United States John Shuster 54676337394680%
 Great Britain Kyle Smith 54556040378782%
 Switzerland Peter de Cruz 546055393710683%
 Norway Thomas Ulsrud 45525634397882%
 South Korea Kim Chang-min 45656339398882%
 Japan Yusuke Morozumi 454856333513581%
 Italy Joël Retornaz 365056373815781%
 Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 275370363912583%
Results
Team
Record
 Canada 8–3 6–4 5–3 8–4 7–4 7–6 2–5 6–8 7–9 6–3
 Denmark 3–8 6–7 6–4 4–6 8–10 9–8 5–9 7–9 5–9 2–7
 Great Britain 4–6 7–6 7–6 6–5 10–3 5–11 6–8 6–5 4–10 5–4
 Italy 3–5 4–6 6–7 5–6 6–4 6–8 3–7 7–4 10–9 3–6
 Japan 4–8 6–4 5–6 6–5 6–4 4-10 4–11 5–6 8–2 4–5
 Norway 4–7 10–8 3–10 4–6 4–6 7–5 7–2 5–7 8–5 4–5
 South Korea 6–7 8–9 11–5 8–6 10-4 5–7 2–7 8–7 7–11 4–5
 Sweden 5–2 9–5 8–6 7–3 11–4 2–7 7–2 3–10 10–4 7–2
 Switzerland 8–6 9–7 5–6 4–7 6–5 7–5 7–8 10–3 4–8 5–4
 United States 9–7 9–5 10–4 9–10 2–8 5–8 11–7 4–10 8–4 5–4

Playoffs

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  Sweden 9  
  4  Switzerland 3    
      1  Sweden 7
      3  United States 10
  2  Canada 3    
  3  United States 5   Bronze medal game
 
2  Canada 5
  4  Switzerland 7

Women's tournament

Round robin

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 South Korea Kim Eun-jung 817544413451579%
 Sweden Anna Hasselborg 7264484234141383%
 Great Britain Eve Muirhead 636156393812679%
 Japan Satsuki Fujisawa 5459553836101375%
 China Wang Bingyu 455765353812578%
 Canada Rachel Homan 4568594036101281%
 Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 456055343712778%
 United States Nina Roth 45566538397678%
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Victoria Moiseeva 27457634408676%
 Denmark Madeleine Dupont 185072324110673%
Results
Team
Record
 Canada 5–7 8–9 5–6 8–3 9–8 6–8 6–7 10–8 11–3 4–5
 China 7–5 10–7 7–8 7–6 6–7 5–12 4–8 7–2 4–10 4–5
 Denmark 9–8 7–10 6–7 5–8 7–8 3–9 3–9 4–6 6–7 1–8
 Great Britain 6–5 8–7 7–6 8–6 10–3 4–7 6–8 8–7 4–7 6–3
 Japan 3–8 6–7 8–5 6–8 10–5 7–5 5–4 4–8 10–5 5–4
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 8–9 7–6 8–7 3–10 5–10 2–11 4–5 2–11 6–7 2–7
 South Korea 8–6 12–5 9–3 7–4 5–7 11–2 7–6 7–5 9–6 8–1
 Sweden 7–6 8–4 9–3 8–6 4–5 5–4 6–7 8–7 9–6 7–2
 Switzerland 8–10 2–7 6–4 7–8 8–4 11–2 5–7 7–8 6–5 4–5
 United States 3–11 10–4 7–6 7–4 5–10 7–6 6–9 6–9 5–6 4–5

Playoffs

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  South Korea 8  
  4  Japan 7    
      1  South Korea 3
      2  Sweden 8
  2  Sweden 10    
  3  Great Britain 5   Bronze medal game
 
3  Great Britain 3
  4  Japan 5

Mixed doubles

Round robin

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Athletes W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Canada Kaitlyn Lawes / John Morris 61522628200980%
 Switzerland Jenny Perret / Martin Rios 524540292601071%
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Anastasia Bryzgalova / Alexander Krushelnitskiy 43364426271767%
 Norway Kristin Skaslien / Magnus Nedregotten 43394326251874%
 China Wang Rui / Ba Dexin 43474227271672%
 South Korea Jang Hye-ji / Lee Ki-jeong 25404023291767%
 United States Rebecca Hamilton / Matt Hamilton 25374326250974%
 Finland Oona Kauste / Tomi Rantamäki 16355323290667%
Results
Team
Record
 Canada 10–4 8–2 6–9 8–2 7–3 7–2 6–4 6–1
 China 4–10 10–5 9–3 5–6 8–7 5–7 6–4 4–3
 Finland 2–8 5–10 6–7 5–7 4–9 6–7 7–5 1–6
 Norway 9–6 3–9 7–6 3–4 8–3 6–5 3–10 4–3
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2–8 6–5 7–5 4–3 6–5 8–9 3–9 4–3
 South Korea 3–7 7–8 9–4 3–8 5–6 4–6 9–1 2–5
 Switzerland 2–7 7–5 7–6 5–6 9–8 6–4 9–4 5–2
 United States 4–6 4–6 5–7 10–3 9–3 1–9 4–9 2–5

Playoffs

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  Canada 8  
  4  Norway 4    
      1  Canada 10
      2  Switzerland 3
  2  Switzerland 7    
  3  Olympic Athletes from Russia 5   Bronze medal game
 
3  Olympic Athletes from Russia (DSQ) L
  4  Norway W

Participating nations

A total of 113 athletes from 13 nations (including the IOC's designation of Olympic Athletes from Russia) were scheduled to participate (the numbers of athletes are shown in parentheses). Some curlers competed in both the 4-person and mixed doubles tournament, therefore the numbers included on this list are the total athletes sent by each NOC to the Olympics, not how many athletes they qualified.

References

  1. "Gangneung Curling Centre". pyeongchang2018. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. McKay, Duncan (10 April 2016). "New disciplines added to Pyeongchang 2018 but snowboard parallel slalom cut to accommodate them". Insidethegames. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). World Curling Federation. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. "Developing Mixed Doubles ahead of Olympic debut". www.worldcurling.org/. World Curling Federation. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. "Russian curler stripped of Winter Olympics medal after admitting doping". www.theguardian.com. The Guardian. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
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