Curling – Worlds: the Swiss start with 2 victories –

The Swiss have made a successful debut at the Women’s World Championship in Sandviken, Sweden. Silvana Tirinzoni’s team beat the United States 7-5 and Japan 11-2.

For Silvana Tirinzoni and Alina Pätz, who celebrated the 3 consecutive world titles of CC Aarau, it is the 23rd and 24th consecutive victories in a World Championship for a record for Worlds established in 1979.

Briar Schwaller-Hürlimann, Carole Howald, Silvana Tirinzoni and Alina Pätz were able to make the difference against the Americans thanks to 4 stolen stones. Against the Japanese, the Swiss scored a 6-rock home shot in the 2nd end. Enough to completely unseat the Asians and take revenge against the team that surprised the Swiss in the semi-finals of the Beijing Olympics.


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