Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Finns Are Looking Brighter for Murdoch's Medal Bid

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Finns Are Looking Brighter for Murdoch's Medal Bid

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Byline: ADRIAN WARNER

BY ADRIAN WARNER Sports News Correspondent, in Turin

DAVID MURDOCH and his dejected curling team were given a psychological lift today by the towering Finn who destroyed their hopes of winning Olympic gold.

Markku Uusipaavalniemi pulled off one the toughest shots in the sport in a dramatic last end to snatch a 4-3 semi-final victory over Murdoch's team.

But the 39-year-old Finn immediately tipped them to win Britain's second medal of the Games in tomorrow's bronze medal playoff against the United States.

Uusipaavalniemi said: "I think Great Britain will win that match. They gave us a tough time. They are a very accurate team. The Americans have been playing well here but Britain are favourites for that game."

Murdoch's men had been widely regarded as Britain's best chance of a gold medal. It now looks likely that Shelley Rudman's silver in the women's skeleton will remain the team's greatest achievement in these Games.

Murdoch and his team will study the semi-final in detail before looking ahead to the clash with the Americans, who beat them 9-8 in the round-robin stage. …

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