Saturday 26 November 2016
Sweden men have won their third consecutive Le Gruyère European AOP Curling Championships title on Saturday afternoon (26 November) at the intu Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, Scotland.
The only other Member Association and team, on the men’s side, that has achieved this feat is Scotland and Hammy McMillan’s team between 1994 and 1996. The Swedish men’s team is skip Niklas Edin, third Oskar Eriksson, second Rasmus Wrana, lead Christoffer Sundgren and alternate Henrik Leek.
Norway [pictured below | Photo: © WCF /Richard Gray] skipped by Thomas Ulsrud collect silver medals and after beating Russia 8-6 on Friday (25 November) evening, Peter De Cruz and his Swiss team win bronze.
It took all the way to a last stone draw in an extra end, but Sweden’s Niklas Edin landed his third successive European crown with a 6-5 win in the gold medal game.
Sweden opened the scoring in the first end and went on to steal one point in the fifth end for a 3-1 lead at the half-time break, but a score of two by Norway levelled the game at 3-3 in the sixth end.
After blanking ends seven and eight, the team swapped two points in the ninth and tenth ends to tie the game at 5-5 and put it into an extra end.
In that extra end, with last stone advantage, Edin eventually drew his final stone into the house to score the one point needed for his 6-5 win and the title.