the Reigning OLYMPIC and EUROPEAN champions in team Anna Hasselborg will have to wait for her first world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal. In the final of the Danish Silkeborg got Switzerland revenge on Sweden for the EM-finalförlusten for four months ago and took home the gold, via the victory 8-7 in the skiljeomgång.
" of Course, it sucks. We had really good chances in the tenth round that we did not. It was an incredibly close match, " says Anna Hasselborg.
the lost team Hasselborg their first world CUP finals in his career against the hemmanationen Canada. A few weeks before the championship had Sweden won the OLYMPIC gold medal in Seoul and in november, it became the european gold medal after victory against Switzerland 5-4 after a Swedish decision with a tvåpoängare in the tenth and final round.
the Rematch in the Sportscenter in Silkeborg was equally heart-stopping. As grundserievinnare had lag Hasselborg advantage of to start with the hammer (last stone in the hand), and Sweden began the finals with a score directly in the first round – all according to plan.
First up on the board, it said we, said Anna Hasselborg out on the ice.
before entering Switzerland in the fourth round could take a tvåpoängare via a brilliant last stone from the four Alina Pätz. Immediately after replicated Sweden with a deuce and half way into the finals was the team Hasselborg into a 4-3 lead.
Switzerland had to settle for a enpoängare in the subsequent round, and in the seventh put Sweden in the driving seat by two points and lead with 6-4. Switzerland replicated, however, and before the last two regular rounds was the position of 6-6.
A poängfri the ninth round had been the optimum for Sweden, but schweiziskan Pätz set including the swedes under pressure, and the blue and yellow allowed Switzerland to take a point for having the advantage of last stone in the last and tenth round.
from to take a tvåpoängare, but had to settle with a poängsten and with the status of 7-7 went to the finals to a decisive skiljeomgång.
Then had rather than Switzerland the advantage of last stone and with it was able to four Pätz determine. One last spin gave a gold to Switzerland, and a second straight world CHAMPIONSHIP silver to lag Hasselborg.
" We are right where we want to be mentally. We are fighting on and playing well, but you will find not really the perfect stone in the tenth. Had we done that, we had won the match, " says Anna Hasselborg.