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Women’s curling wins first world championship by defeating Denmark… Interest in Korea-Japan match on the 23rd

The Korean women’s curling team ‘Team Ha’ won the first ever women’s curling world championship.

Team Ha (Ha Seung-yeon, Kim Soo-jin, Tae-i Yang, Kim Hye-rin) 안전놀이터won 6-3 in the third round of the ‘2023 Women’s Curling World Championships’ round robin against Denmark held in Sandviken, Sweden on the 19th, laying the foundation for advancing to the playoffs in the round of 6. arranged

Korea, which lost consecutively to Norway and Italy in the first and second games, recorded 1 win and 2 losses with the victory that day, and tied for 7th place with Japan, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

The women’s national team took a 4-2 lead by scoring 2 points in the 6th end back-and-forth chance, which was a tight match at 2-2. Denmark chased after scoring 1 point in the 8th end, but Korea succeeded in scoring consecutively in the 9th and 10th ends, winning the final 6-3. 

Thirteen countries participated in the 2023 Women’s Curling World Championships. The teams that placed 1st and 2nd in the round robin will advance directly to the semifinals, and teams in 3rd and 6th, and 4th and 5th will face each other, and the winning team will win the remaining semifinal tickets.

Korea: New Zealand (5:00 pm on the 20th), Scotland (10:00 pm on the 20th), Germany (10:00 pm on the 21st), Turkey (5:00 pm on the 22nd), Canada (3:00 am on the 23rd), Japan (5:00 p.m. on the 23rd), Sweden (3:00 a.m. on the 24th), USA (10:00 p.m. on the 24th), and Switzerland (3:00 a.m. on the 25th) with nine games left. Major matches of the World Championships can be watched live on JTBC Golf & Sports.

So far, women’s curling has been the best result of team Kim’s runner-up in the last 2022 competition (Prince George, Canada). In 2019 (Silkeborg, Denmark), he placed third, and in 2012 and 2014 he was satisfied with fourth place.

Han Sang-ho, president of the Korea Curling Federation, said, “Congratulations to the women’s national team players for their first win.” I will support our players’ progress until the end.

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