2022 Winter Olympics: Women's curling session 2 recap
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The women's curling competition reached its second session with both Team USA and Switzerland ​​​​​staying perfect. There were also wins for Canada and Great Britain. Japan and the ROC had the session off.

In the first game for both teams, Canada pulled away late to defeat 2018 silver medalists South Korea.

The Koreans scored one in the first before the Canadians responded with two in the second on a hit-and-stay by skip Jennifer Jones.

In the third end, A couple of mistakes by Canada gave Korean skip Kim EunJung an open hit for three. 2014 Olympic champion Jones played a tap-up for three and a 5-4 lead after four ends.

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Another three was put on the board by Jones, who cleaned out Korean stones in the seventh end. A steal of two in the tenth when Kim didn't have any shot, completed the win.

A battle of elite skips was one-sided as Eve Muirhead got the better of Anna Hasselborg.

Sweden (1-1) blanked the first end and when Hasselborg rolled her stone too far, Great Britain (1-1) stole a single point.

In the fourth, Muirhead converted on a pick to eliminate an uncovered Swedish stone to score four and put the Brits in front 5-1.

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Hasselborg was having an off-day and it continued in the sixth when she missed a hit to allow Great Britain a steal of one.

Sweden scored one in the sixth, but a hit by Muirhead for two in the seventh forced the Swedes to concede.

"I thought we played fantastic out there", Muirhead said. " We played well this morning, but the win just didn't come. We knew if we kept things pretty simple, but sharpened up on a few shots, we'd have a good game and that's exactly what we did.

"We're obviously delighted to take down the current champions. Its nice to finish day one with a win. The four was the turning point, and especially to get it in the fourth end gives you a great jump, as well."

In what was a close game throughout, Team USA improved to 2-0 after defeating Denmark (1-1).

The Americans stole a point in the first end and the game was even at 3-3 after five. Singles were exchanged over the next two ends before Team USA scored two in the eighth to go in front 6-4.

In the ninth, Danish skip Madeleine Dupont misjudged an angle raise and had to settle for a point. In the tenth, American skip Tabitha Peterson drew into the middle of the house for one to secure the victory.

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"We're feeling good", said American lead Tara Peterson. "We're jiving. We're super happy. It's always nice to walk away from a two-day game with two wins.

"Figuring out the ice right away is a huge advantage. It's swingy, it's fast, it's great, so we can manipulate a lot of shots - it's fun when you can do so many team shots."

  • Sheet D: Switzerland 7, China 5

The world champions joined Team USA at the top of the standings after holding off the host country.

Switzerland opened with a steal of one and the game was 3-3 after six ends. After twos were swapped in the seventh and eighth, the Swiss scored one in the ninth to edge in front.

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In the tenth, China skip Han Yu had no shot with her final stone and gave up a steal of one. The hosts fall to 0-2.

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