21 Feb 2014

Canadian women win curling gold

7:29 am on 21 February 2014

Canada's women clinched Olympic curling gold for the first time since 1998 when they extended their perfect record in Sochi to 11 games by beating defending champions Sweden in the final.

Canada, home to the majority of the world's curlers, could make it a double tomorrow when their men play Britain in the final.

No country has won both gold medals at an Olympics.

Led by skip Jennifer Jones, Canada beat Sweden 6-3 to avenge a bitter defeat in the final in Vancouver four years ago when they had looked set for gold.

Canada are the first women's team to win an Olympics with a perfect record. Their men's team did it in 2010.

Britain beat Switzerland to claim the bronze medal.