The Russian women’s team Curling has achieved the best result for all history of performances: team skip Anna Sidorova made the finals of the world Cup, which will take place on Sunday. In the semi-finals in Beijing girls defeated 8-time world champion team Sweden – 9:3, and 6 stones were installed in a house in the 7th and 8th ends that actually repeat the scenario of the victory over scandinavie in the group stage. The finale of Canada – Russia will take place on Sunday, beginning at 10: 00 Moscow time.
Curling, Margarita Fomina.
“We made history here today!” exclaimed Anna Sidorova during the flash interview. Team under the guidance of coaches Svetlana Kalalb and Daniel Raphael have already solved two tasks: I qualified for the Olympics in 2018, then went to the four applicants of awards, and later made the jump to second place, to protect it from the misfires. The failure happened on Friday in the game against Canada, the main contender for the title. Now I had to play with the winner of the “playoffs 2”, which decided in the morning before our meeting. Sweden defeated Scotland.
Russia again changed the composition, although in previous years I hardly ever used the services of the fifth, the spare girls. In the middle of “round Robin” instead of Alexandra Revai in the Quartet entered Alina Kovaleva, and in the game with Sweden in basis were they both, and the bench went Nkeiruka Ezeh, committed in the course of the tournament the first shots. Now do this woman Alina.
Already without trying the ice, the two rivals rushed at each other in attack. And red stones led from the first end, there was a mistake Anne Hasselberg, and the perfect end to Russian Anna Sidorova. Then there were the “zeros”, then the exchange parties with the minimum score, but at the break the team went with the score 3:3. Whether Swede overly inspired, or fifth hour on the ice one day began to tell on their actions. For the seventh game put the “tre kronor” on the brink of failure. Rayev Kovalev and began building diamond in the center of the house, the Swede had to knock them out with difficulty and one at a time. Supported the initiative of the three-time European champion Margarita Fomina. And the last hand of Anna Sidorova ended the resistance of the opponent – 6:3. From this blow Sweden couldn’t recover. The 8th party Russia does break, despite a final cast of Hasselborg. 9:3 and the women’s team is already guaranteed to remain with one of the two main medals. Neither one nor the other in the history of Russian Curling, we have not been.