February 24, 2006

US men sweep curling bronze

PINEROLO, Italy (Reuters) - The United States won their
first Olympic curling medal on Friday, knocking out Britain to
take the bronze.

The U.S. men, skipped by pizzeria owner Pete Fenson, beat
Britain and Scottish skip David Murdoch 8-6 in ten ends.

It was Britain's fourth loss in row, having led the table
for the first six round-robin matches. Britain's women, skipped
by former defending champion Rhona Martin, failed to make it to
the semi-finals.